Our Mission

Do the right thing by recycling your bottles, cans and cartons in the right recycling bin at home and when you’re out and about

It’s pretty simple, really!  We need everyone’s help to be part of the solution to keep our country clean and green. To make it easy, we have quadrupled the number of recycling bins in public places since 2011 and we plan to keep adding more. Our recycling bins promote the 'Love NZ’ brand so when you see them take a moment to remember all the things you love about living in beautiful New Zealand – then keep it that way, by recycling.

87% Kiwis surveyed say they recycle at kerbside. What you can recycle varies by region so you need to check with your Council but glass bottles, PET drinks containers and aluminium cans are universally collected. And the good news is that over 94% Kiwis surveyed know they can recycle their bottles and cans.

We’ve also introduced Soft Plastic Recycling Bins at over 350 locations in New Zealand so that over 70% of New Zealanders are able to drop off their empty bread bags, toilet roll wrappers, chip packets, fresh and frozen food bags etc.

Is New Zealand REALLY 'Clean and Green'?

When it comes to waste we’re not as clean and green as we could be.  

To keep our country clean and green we also need to have the right bins in the right places and educate people about what to do with their waste. There are 6 public place waste bins to every 1 public place recycling bin so we are focussed on increasing the opportunity for people to recycle.

We’re getting better!

69% of all beverage containers are collected for recycling.

Be part of the solution …

Last year you recycled over 200 million bottles, cartons and cans in Public Place recycling bins - that’s on average one container per Kiwi every week. We have already quadrupled the number of strategically placed recycling bins around the country and have increased the amount of recycling by increasing awareness.

Now along with Be a Tidy Kiwi, we’re targeting litter with our Let’s Put Litter in its Place Campaign – so that recycling away from home is easier for everyone, and every piece of rubbish goes into the waste bin, for an even cleaner, greener New Zealand. 

Who is behind the Public Place Recycling Scheme?

The Public Place Recycling Scheme is an industry funded initiative which is owned and managed by the Packaging Forum. Industry has invested over $2 million in the Love NZ branded public place recycling programme since 2011 and is investing in solutions for litter, soft plastics and compostables.

Sixty of New Zealand’s leading companies support this Scheme, paying levies which are used to buy recycling and litter bins and to help fund recycling and composting at events and venues around the country. You can check out our supporters on Members of the Public Place Recycling Scheme.

Local councils are also among our key supporters.

Please contact us to find out more!