Soft Plastic Recycling hits new milestones

Looking back on the past 12 months, the Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme can report progress against every measure despite the impact on collections caused by Covid-19 lockdowns. Up to 74% of brands which use soft plastic packaging for their food and grocery products are members of the scheme. There are now over 165 drop off points providing access to soft plastic recycling to more than 74% of New Zealanders, including a return to the South Island in February; introducing soft plastic recycling for the first time in the Hawke’s Bay in July; to the Hauraki District in October and Oamaru this month.