The Packaging Forum and Love NZ are partnering with Be a Tidy Kiwi, bringing two iconic brands together in the first national and community awareness programme about litter since the 1980’s.
We’ve received $1.7 million from the Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund to help us on our way and we’ve installed “Smart” bins to minimise overflow and reduce collection costs in five pilot regions (Marlborough, Queenstown Lakes, Rotorua, Tauranga and Wellington).
These clever bins have eyefi technology and they tell the collector when they are getting full and need to be emptied. This stops bins overflowing and reduces servicing costs. We’ve also added signage in Te Reo Maori, Mandarin, Japanese and Korean.
We’ve also launched the biggest and best litter and recycling campaign in 20 years.
With your help we’re waging a campaign that’s DISRUPTIVE, DARING, DIFFERENT and DEAFENING so people can’t ignore it. It’s about changing our streets back to how they used to be…
National Litter Survey June 2018
The Packaging Forum has released results from its second National Litter Survey. This latest litter survey provides a snapshot and a comparison which will be utilised in conjunction with qualitative CCAT surveys conducted by project partner Be a Tidy Kiwi.
The study found that snack food packaging represented 10.5% of all litter; drinks bottles, cans and cartons 10.1%; soft plastic packaging 8.8%; and disposable cups, lids and straws 6.1%; and paper fast food packaging represented 3.5%.
Picton’s clever bins!
Our clever eyefi bins in Queenstown Lakes!