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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.


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

Tackling Plastic Waste

One of the country’s biggest packaging industry groups is backing the announcement today from Associate Minister for the Environment, Eugenie Sage, with the plans to investigate product stewardship and improved recyclability of plastic packaging and public education to ‘recycle right”.

Pernod Ricard

In April 2019 Pernod Ricard launched its 2030 Sustainability & Responsibility roadmap as part of the Group’s strategic plan Transform & Accelerate. This roadmap sets out 8 ambitious and concrete 2030 targets supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

NZ Companies Take Stand on Packaging Waste

Packaging waste in landfill is set to become a thing of the past with a commitment by The Packaging Forum’s members to make all their packaging recyclable or compostable by 2025.

  • Packaging Forum supports war on plastic waste

    The country’s leading packaging member-based organisation is eager to work with Government to bring an end to plastic waste in New Zealand....

  • Gisborne Selected for Technologically Advanced Recycling Bins

    Smart recycling and rubbish bins are being introduced in Gisborne as part of a national campaign to reduce litter....

  • The Packaging Forum newsletter – Spring 2019

    The Packaging Forum Spring newsletter...

  • 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...

  • Packaging can reduce food waste

    Packaging has got a crucial role to play in reducing food waste in fresh produce, researchers have argued....


    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

    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....