Working together
for a sustainable
packaging industry

The Packaging Forum is a member-based organisation representing the depth and breadth of the packaging industry.

We have the vision that by 2025, there is no packaging waste going to landfill in New Zealand. To achieve this, the entire packaging industry will need to work together to ensure the best commercial and sustainable solutions are found.

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What we do

ADVOCACY

We advocate for policy that achieves the highest sustainability outcomes

COLLABORATION

We collaborate to advance sustainable packaging research through design, innovation or introduction of alternatives

SOLUTION DESIGN & DELIVERY

We make it easy for members to do the right thing by investing in onshore solutions and recyclability labelling

PROMOTION

We promote solutions that enable all packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025 or earlier

Our Solutions

We deliver practical solutions to steward packaging materials on behalf of our members.

Glass Packaging Forum

Helping to increase the quality and quantity of glass bottles and jars going back to the furnace. LEARN MORE

Soft Plastics Recycling

Can you scrunch it into a ball? Then you can recycle it through our programme. LEARN MORE

Public Place Recycling

Love NZ by using our colourful recycling and rubbish bins in parks, sports centre and towns around NZ and Be a Tidy Kiwi. LEARN MORE

Rigid Plastics Project

Not all rigid food and beverage plastic packaging can be recycled in NZ. Check out our project that aims to change that. LEARN MORE

We support

Solutions that are
  • Circular
  • New Zealand-based
  • Industry-led
  • Collaborative
  • Include all stakeholders
Policies that
  • Deliver the highest value sustainability outcomes
  • Are evidence-based
  • Focus on the full packaging lifecycle
  • Maximise quality and quantity of materials

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