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 selected Countdown and The Warehouse stores....

Frucor Suntory’s clear solution

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....

Foodstuffs to allow BYO containers

Thousands of people are bringing their own containers to supermarkets for meat, fish and salads, but Foodstuffs CEO Chris Quin says it could take time for the movement to become mainstream....

NZ Post trial recycled paper-based bags

New Zealand Post has begun testing a range of completely recyclable paper-based bags. From 12 August 2019 they began piloting paper-based jiffy bags and flat paper bags in some stores....

Forum Backs Ministry plan to tackle waste

Government’s announcement today to move towards co-designed and regulated product stewardship for single-use plastic packaging is a watershed moment for New Zealand....

Countdown talks about plastic

These videos from Countdown explain some of the issues with plastics that you’ve been asking questions about....