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Packaging Forum invests $500,000

The Packaging Forum allocated $501,000 in direct funding to support Council, Community and Commercial projects in the year to end June 2016.

1.6 million bags and wrappers in 100 days

The Packaging Forum says that 100 days into its Soft Plastic Recycling Project, Aucklanders have dropped off over 10 tonnes of soft plastic packaging at New World, PAK’nSAVE, The Warehouse and selected Countdown stores in Auckland.

New Research to help event organisers

New research released today identifies the geographic location of composting facilities where event waste (food waste and food packaging waste) can be processed. The research has been carried out by Waste Minimisation social enterprise Beyond the Bin and was co-funded by the Packaging Forum’s Public Place Recycling Scheme.

New faces at the Packaging Forum

The Packaging Forum’s Governing Board has elected Andrew Hewett, Head of Communications at Coca-Cola Amatil NZ as its new Chair. Andrew is also Chair of the Public Place Recycling Scheme. Alistair Sayers, Packaging Manager at Frucor Beverages was appointed as Chair of the Glass Packaging Forum’s Steering Committee.