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Packaging Forum: The Face of Industry-Led
Packaging Recycling Programmes

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, Compostable Coffee Cups and Why we don't need bottle taxes. 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.  

Please get in touch with us to find out more

Our Public Awareness Campaigns


  • Environment Commissioner Statement Compostable Packaging

    Posted by recycleyourpackaging on July 14, 2018
    Environment Commissioner releases online resource to help consumers better understand how to dispose of biodegradable and compostable plastics.
  • New Zealand needs facilities to process compostable packaging

    Posted by recycleyourpackaging on June 25, 2018
    Companies seek alternatives to plastic
  • The Packaging Forum - Bringing all Parties
    Together for the Love of New Zealand