Soft Plastic Recycling

Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme Suspended

The Soft Plastics Recycling Scheme has suspended collections for the soft plastic scheme from 31st December 2018, with plans to resume a sustainable service in April 2019.

We’ve been extremely encouraged by Kiwis’ commitment to recycling their soft plastics yet changes to global recycling have meant that we’re now collecting more than we can currently process in New Zealand. 

A suspension to the service will give us time to work with existing processing partners to build capacity, as well as find new and innovative processing solutions. The removal of single use carrier bags from all NZ supermarkets 1st January will also help reduce plastic volumes. 

Thank you for being such loyal supporters of soft plastic recycling. We hope you understand that we need to take short term action to ensure the long-term success of the scheme.

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