Become a Member
The Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme is part of the The Packaging Forum family which invests in and promotes recycling solutions, so you can help keep New Zealand green and clean.Become a Member
Please review the below section before filling out the form for key information on the scheme.
The Packaging Forum’s Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme is a voluntary product stewardship scheme which has been accredited under the Waste Minimisation Act (2008). Soft plastic packaging consists of film made largely from HDPE (high density polyethelene), LDPE (low density polyethylene), and includes laminated plastics. Post-consumer flexible plastic includes bread bags, frozen food bags, toilet paper packaging, confectionery and biscuit wrap, chip bags, pasta and rice bags, courier envelopes, sanitary hygiene packaging, coffee and tea plastic packaging and squeeze pouches. The scheme is 100% funded by industry and fees cover the costs of collection, management, and processing of the products.
The scheme has the following levels of membership: Category - Annual Fee excl. gst Small - $3,025 Small to medium - $6,325 Medium - $8,250 Large - $13,200 Categories are based on company size and amount of soft plastic used. The scheme manager will provide guidance.
Your fees contribute to:
Scheme communications and marketing including: