The packaging forum

The Packaging Forum provides practical support to our members in the form of tools and resources to help improve the sustainability of their packaging.


Packaging Forum resources

Annual Reports
Submissions to government consultations

Emissions Reduction Plan Discussion Document (Nov 2021)

Moving away from hard-to-recycle and single-use items (Dec 2020)

Thumbs Up Labelling Petition (July 2020)

Priority Products and Priority Product Stewardship Scheme Guidelines (Oct 2019)

Accreditation Reports

Glass Packaging Forum

Public Place Recycling Programme

Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme


Nextek report DOWNLOAD

Public Place Recycling and Litter Report 2020 – Horizon Research DOWNLOAD

Packaging & Recycling Survey March 2022 – Horizon Research DOWNLOAD

Recycling Scheme Proposals April 2022 – Horizon Research DOWNLOAD

  • June 2018 – Guide to Selecting and Positioning Recycling Bins Best Practice DOWNLOAD

Other resources

  • March 2019 – WasteMINZ – Quick Guide to Environmental Claims for Plastic Products and PackagingThis guide will help you to understand what the words biodegradable, compostable and degradable mean, how they affect the environment and how you can dispose of them properly. DOWNLOAD
  • July 2018 – The Environment Commissioner – Biodegradable and compostable plastics in the environmentThis guide is designed to help consumers navigate some of the terminology around compostables and the claims being made. DOWNLOAD
  • February 2019 – The Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor (PMCSA) – Rethinking Plastics This is a wide-ranging project to guide recommendations for mitigating the negative impacts of plastic while retaining its benefits. The report, looking at the use and quantities of plastic in New Zealand, was issued for peer review in June 2019 and published in December 2019. READ THE REPORT
  • The PMCSA’s project resource portal provides some interesting reports from home and abroad covering a range of topics from Circular Economy, Packaging, Product Design and Waste to Energy. VISIT SITE

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