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Turning Soft Plastics into new Plastic Products

The Love NZ Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme lets New Zealanders recycle plastic bags and wrappers. 

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Recycle soft plastics in the green and white bins at selected Countdown, The Warehouse and Huckleberry stores in Auckland and Hamilton

12 months ago, there was no onshore processing of post-consumer soft plastics. Today there are two North Island plants Future Post in Waiuku and Second Life Plastics in Levin which are great examples of Kiwi ingenuity.

To have a sustainable circular economy where waste materials are re-processed into new valuable products and commodities, we need industry, councils and government departments to start buying products which are made from our recycling efforts.

We have produced a video to show you what happens to the soft plastic and the range of products it is being made into by New Zealand processors Future Post and Second Life Plastics.  See below.

The video also tells you what we CAN and most importantly CAN’T collectThank you for being such loyal supporters of soft plastic recycling.

Look out for the soft plastic recycling bin in your Auckland and Hamilton Stores


We’ve teamed up with Future Post to supply them with soft plastics which are blended with HDPE milk bottle plastic to create the plastic fence post


And in the Lower North Island we’re supplying a small Levin company Second Life Plastics with soft plastic materials which 2LP is using to manufacture products such as ducting.

Fibre Optic Cable (supplying the fast broadband roll out) which contains soft plastics.