The Packaging Forum is an amalgamation of the Glass Packaging Forum, Soft Plastic Recycling, and the Public Place Recycling Scheme, promoting the Love NZ brand to reduce landfill and promote packaging recycling so you can help keep New Zealand green and clean.
The Packaging Forum promotes and funds consumer awareness programmes about packaging recycling and litter reduction, such as our 'Lets Put Litter in Its Place' in conjunction with Be a Tidy Kiwi and Compostable Coffee Cups. We provide information about public place and office recycling bins and what can be recycled.
The Packaging Forum brings together over 200 companies which belong to one or more of our voluntary product stewardship schemes. Each scheme is independently managed and is funded by levies. We invest over $1 million annually in projects to increase soft plastic recycling, packaging recycling, glass recycling and reduce litter in communities around the country. We’re growing at a rate of around 2-3 new members every month because brands want to be part of stewardship programmes that deliver results and are prepared to pay for them.
We commission research from independent consultants to provide evidence based solutions for packaging recycling which are most cost effective for New Zealanders, and to explore alternative uses for recycled paper and recycled glass.
Packaging is there to protect and preserve products and extend shelf life. We don’t promote packaging but see it as an integral part of the product presentation. Our focus is to help find end of life solutions for packaging, particularly for recycling plastic, recycling glass bottles and recycling when out and about.