What we do
The scheme provides end of life solutions for soft plastic packaging. We collect and recycle packaging including bread bags, frozen food bags, toilet paper packaging, confectionery and biscuit wrap, chip bags, pasta and rice bags, courier envelopes, shopping bags, sanitary hygiene packaging - basically anything made of plastic which can be scrunched into a ball. The soft plastics are made into a range of plastic products in Aotearoa New Zealand.
How we can help you to go circular
The scheme helps turn plastic bags and wrappers into fence posts, garden frames, cable covers and insulation board. Members can use our soft plastic 'recycle at store' logo on their packaging. Our scheme is recognised through the Australasian Recycling Label (ARL) Program as an alternative destination. Alternative destinations are locations separate to kerbside recycling where consumers can return their packaging for it to be recovered. In 2018 post-consumer soft plastics could not be processed in Aotearoa New Zealand. Today there are three North Island plants that we work with. Future Post in Waiuku, saveBOARD in Hamilton and Second Life Plastics in Levin are great examples of Kiwi ingenuity. Our recycling service is funded 100% by our members. Without this funding, collections and processing of soft plastics in Aotearoa New Zealand would not be possible. If you are not a member, now is the time to join.