Glass Packaging
Forum

The Glass Packaging Forum is one of The Packaging Forum’s
three accredited product stewardship schemes.

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The scheme’s purpose is to connect businesses that sell glass-packaged consumer goods with those that collect and recycle glass. This enables glass bottles and jars to be returned to the furnace or made into alternative products, with the aim of zero container glass to landfill.

Established in 2006, Glass Packaging Forum (GPF) also promotes the environmental benefits of glass packaging and manages the accredited GPF Product Stewardship Scheme. There are more than 100 member companies who pay levies to the Forum directly related to the volume of glass they put into the New Zealand market place.

The scheme’s purpose is to connect businesses that sell glass-packaged consumer goods with those that collect and recycle glass. This enables glass bottles and jars to be returned to the furnace or made into alternative products, with the aim of zero container glass to landfill.

Established in 2006, Glass Packaging Forum (GPF) also promotes the environmental benefits of glass packaging and manages the accredited GPF Product Stewardship Scheme. There are more than 100 member companies who pay levies to the Forum directly related to the volume of glass they put into the New Zealand market place.

Circular resource

Glass is 100% recyclable and infinitely recyclable – a perfect example of a circular resource which supports the growth of a circular economy in New Zealand.

Here’s just a few of the benefits of glass recycling:

  • Glass bottles and jars can be recycled over and over, with no loss of purity
  • Reducing carbon emissions – for every 10% recycled glass content used in the production of new bottles and jars reduces emissions by 5%
  • Saving energy – that same 10% of recycled glass content generates production energy savings of 3%
  • Saving resources – every 1kg of recycled glass used in production replaces 1.2kg of virgin materials
  • Supporting recycled content – glass bottles and jars produced by O-I NZ contain 67% recycled glass

Join us in stewarding glass back to the furnace and give your customers something to shout about.

Become a Member

Circular resource

Glass is 100% recyclable and infinitely recyclable – a perfect example of a circular resource which supports the growth of a circular economy in New Zealand.

Here’s just a few of the benefits of glass recycling:

  • Glass bottles and jars can be recycled over and over, with no loss of purity
  • Reducing carbon emissions – for every 10% recycled glass content used in the production of new bottles and jars reduces emissions by 5%
  • Saving energy – that same 10% of recycled glass content generates production energy savings of 3%
  • Saving resources – every 1kg of recycled glass used in production replaces 1.2kg of virgin materials
  • Supporting recycled content – glass bottles and jars produced by O-I NZ contain 67% recycled glass

Join us in stewarding glass back to the furnace and give your customers something to shout about.

Become a Member

Partners for change

Glass recovery is influenced by a large number of factors so the GPF works hard to build strong relationships with local and central government, waste management companies, recyclers and other community groups to promote and facilitate best practice for the recovery of container glass.

If you manufacture or sell food or beverages in glass or are involved in the collection of glass bottles and jars, we’d love to talk to you.

Get in Touch

Partners for change

Glass recovery is influenced by a large number of factors so the GPF works hard to build strong relationships with local and central government, waste management companies, recyclers and other community groups to promote and facilitate best practice for the recovery of container glass.

If you manufacture or sell food or beverages in glass or are involved in the collection of glass bottles and jars, we’d love to talk to you.

Get in Touch

Stewarding our future

GPF provides financial assistance, in the form of grants, for projects that improve outcomes for container glass – from infrastructure and plant, to events and research.

If you have a project that will improve the quality and quantity of glass bottles and jars available for recycling, we’d love to help.

Find out more about the Glass Packaging Forum

Glass Projects

Apply for a GPF Grant

Stewarding our future

GPF provides financial assistance, in the form of grants, for projects that improve outcomes for container glass – from infrastructure and plant, to events and research.

If you have a project that will improve the quality and quantity of glass bottles and jars available for recycling, we’d love to help.

Find out more about the Glass Packaging Forum

Glass Projects

Apply for a GPF Grant

Join us and together we will
make packaging waste free by 2025