Packaging that is reusable, recyclable or compostable still needs to be put in the right places for those things to happen. And sadly, there are still a small number of people who choose to litter.
The goal of our Recycling and Litter Advisory Group is to increase access to public place recycling and change littering behaviour through our programmes and partnerships.
If you or your organisation have a project that aligns with our goal of reducing litter and inreasing out of home recycling rates, you can apply to our contestable fund for a grant to assist you.
We’ve recently funded a pilot project that will collect bottle tops and screw caps from things like wine and beer bottles, with an ultimate goal of upcycling the collected bottle tops into recycling bins for public places.
The pilot project is in the planning stages. Once the pilot is complete, a follow up evaluation will examine the feasibility of establishing it as a permanent scheme a few months later.
Watch this space for updates…
Our Advisory Group team represents a cross section of stakeholders, including members, with expertise in public place recycling and litter reduction.
The group operates under our Public Place Recycling Scheme, which is accredited by the Ministry for the Environment, and reports against our key performance indictors to the ministry each year.
Read our latest accreditation report