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The Packaging Forum's Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme Lets New Zealanders Recycle Plastic Bags and Wrappers

Please note our recycling bins do NOT accept;

  • face masks

  • disposable gloves

  • RAT test kits

  • packaging 

Please put these item in your rubbish bins. 

We do not accept rigid plastics such as yoghurt pots. Please don't put them in our soft plastics bins.

Please check whether your local council accepts hard plastics at the kerbside collection.

What Do You Need To Do to Recycle Soft Plastic Packaging?

Collect all the soft plastic packaging which you use at home, make sure the bags are clean, empty and dry and drop them into the Soft Plastics Recycling bins at supermarket and other stores.

Please remember we only accept clean, dry and empty soft plastic bags and packaging. Food scraps and liquid will contaminate all the other bags in the bin.  Hard plastic and metal objects will damage our processing plant.  We do NOT accept compostable plastic bags or plant based plastics. Thank you for your support.

What plastic bags and wrappers can be recycled?

Basically anything made of soft plastic which can be scrunched into a ball.

 

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Where can I recycle soft plastic packaging?

Customers should bring their used soft plastics back to a participating store or drop off point.
 

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Is there a soft plastics recycling label?

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Yes, and more and more brands are now putting our soft plastic recycle at store logo on their packaging to help you know what can be recycled.

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Soft Plastic Recycling

Recycling soft plastic is something you can do.

The Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme website tells you all about plastic bag recycling and plastic wrap recycling, and how to recycle grocery bags and how to recycle bubble wrap.

What do you need to do? Collect all the soft plastic packaging which you use at home, make sure the bags are clean, empty and dry and drop them into the Soft Plastics Recycling bins at supermarkets and other stores.

Look out for the green and white soft plastic recycling bin.

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