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


We advocate for policy that achieves the highest sustainability outcomes


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


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


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

Latest news

  • Soft Plastic Collections Return to Hamilton

    Following the successful re-start of collections across the Auckland region, shoppers in and around Hamilton will be able to drop off their soft plastic packaging from Monday 9th September at nine sel...

  • Food and packaging industry gathers to tackle plastic waste

    The event, which included the Packaging Forum’s AGM, focussed on innovation in sustainable packaging and providing solutions for consumers....


    Beverage company Frucor Suntory has taken another significant step in its commitment to sustainable production with the introduction of 750ml glass bottles for its NZ Natural still and sparkling water...