Soft Plastic Recycling

The Love NZ Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme lets New Zealanders recycle plastic bags and wrappers. 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 Love NZ Soft Plastics Recycling bins at supermarket and other stores.

Can plastic bags be recycled

We take all soft plastic bags including bread bags, frozen food bags, toilet paper packaging, confectionery and biscuit wrap, chip bags, pasta and rice bags, courier envelopes, shopping bags, sanitary hygiene packaging, squeeze pouches and basically anything made of soft plastic which can be scrunched into a ball. 

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.

Where can I recycle plastic bags

Customers should bring their used soft plastics back to store and put them in the soft plastics recycling bin. Bags are collected from the store by The Packaging Forum.

The soft plastics that you dropped off are made into a range of plastic products which are on sale in New Zealand.

soft plastic recycling logo

Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme Returns

The Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme will restart collections at selected retail stores in Auckland from the 20th May 2019

The Soft Plastic Recycling bins will be available for use at a number of Countdown, The Warehouse, and Huckleberry stores. 

We’ve been extremely encouraged by Kiwis’ commitment to recycling their soft plastics. 

Thank you for being such loyal supporters of soft plastic recycling. 

Visit the Soft Plastic Recycling website for more information about where you can recycle plastic bags and packaging.