The Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme will restart collections at selected retail stores in Auckland from the 20th May 2019. The Soft Plastic Recycling bins will be available for use at a number of Countdown, The Warehouse, and Huckleberry stores.
We’ve been extremely encouraged by Kiwis’ commitment to recycling their soft plastics yet changes to global recycling have meant that we’re now collecting more than we can currently process in New Zealand.
The suspension to the service has given us time to work with existing processing partners to build capacity, as well as find new and innovative processing solutions. The removal of single use carrier bags from all NZ supermarkets has also helped reduce plastic volumes.
Thank you for being such loyal supporters of soft plastic recycling. We hope you understand that we need to take short term action to ensure the long-term success of the scheme.
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