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Be a Tidy Kiwi brand relaunch

The ‘Be A Tidy Kiwi’ brand is being brought back to life to bring a whole new generation of Kiwis into the programme.

National Litter Awareness Campaign

Love NZ and Be a Tidy Kiwi have today launched a joint campaign to encourage New Zealanders to “Litter Less Recycle More.” The campaign has been developed by The Packaging Forum in partnership with The Auckland Litter Prevention Steering Group which manages the Be a Tidy Kiwi brand and is supported by many councils around the country and the New Zealand Transport Agency and KiwiRail.

Coffee Cups Composting

The Packaging Forum has commissioned a detailed analysis of the estimated 295 million hot and cold disposable cups consumed in New Zealand each year to inform a new study into where compostable cups and lids can actually be composted. The work will be carried out by specialist consultancy Beyond the Bin to update its 2015 survey of facilities.

Packaging Forum funds recycling bins Rotorua Lakes District

The first recycling bins to be placed around Rotorua Lakes District received a grant of $40,000 from The Packaging Forum’s two voluntary product stewardship schemes following an earlier grant of $60,000 from the Glass Packaging Scheme to support the introduction of glass collections at kerbside.

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.