19 May

Plastics New Zealand's Environmental Committee and thinkstep-anz are pleased to host the 'Lunch & Learn' Webinar series featuring key environmental topics during June and July 2022

18 May

The Advanced Manufacturing Industry Transformation Plan (ITP) is expected to be launched at this years upcoming EMEX 2022.

12 May

Plastics NZ currently has 3 working groups -PP, EPS protective packaging and Lids/Caps.

11 May

Get in touch to see if your business could qualify for CO-FUNDING

10 May

The Transforming Recycling consultation sets out three proposals to transform recycling in Aotearoa New Zealand - Consultation extended to 22nd May!

14 Apr

Your April Newsletter has arrived! Re:Plastics Workshop, Recycling Consultation, Manufacturing Research, Working Groups Updates and more......

06 Apr

Working groups updates - PP (5), EPS protective packaging (6) and Lids/Cap and get on the front foot with plastics in your business via the Design Advisory - Circular Connect!

06 Apr

Updates on the transformation of vocational education in Aotearoa New Zealand.

15 Mar

Gyro Plastics and Vision Plastics stepped up to help out a local school in the Manawatu after someone dumped a broken 20,000 litre water tank on their school field.

14 Mar

Transforming Recycling Consultation - Plastics NZ would like to see faster action on Kerbside Standardisation

09 Mar

Your March Newsletter has arrived! International Update, Circular Plastics Manufacturing, Digital Skills Webinar, Working Groups Updates and more......

07 Mar

Plastics NZ currently has 3 working groups -PP, EPS protective packaging and Lids/Caps.

04 Mar

Got an idea, but need some funds? Introducing CircularConnect

03 Mar

Qenos has recently announced two major steps towards circular plastics manufacturing capability in Australia.

01 Mar

Plastics New Zealand is pleased to welcome a number of new Members to the Association

10 Dec

Your December Newsletter has arrived! Seasons Greeting & Office Closure, Waste Submission, Conference 2023, DDSP 2022 and more......

08 Dec

Plastics NZ will be making a submission on the Taking responsibility for our waste consultation on behalf of the NZ Plastics Industry.

07 Dec

Kick off 2022 with a Circular Plastics Project & Polypropylene #5 Plastic is now collected across even more regions in NZ 

07 Dec

Swappa, Aotearoa New Zealand’s very first reusable cup and container SWAP APP, was launched in October 2021.

01 Dec

Plastics New Zealand wishes all of its Members, their employees and families a safe and happy holiday season

11 Nov

Your November Newsletter has arrived! Re:Plastics Launch Webinar, Plastics Innovation Fund Open, Growing the Circular Economy and more......

09 Nov

Re:Plastics - our circular economy training programme. Providing practical tools to help brands, designers and manufacturers to achieve their circular economy targets.

08 Nov

 A new fund opened on 1 November 2021 that aims to help get innovative plastic projects over the line.

05 Nov

The new '6R's'  - Rethink, Refuse, Replace, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and decreasing demand for Imported Recycled Polypropylene

05 Nov

A new initiative has been launched by Mitre10, in association with Zealandia (Horticulture) and PACT Group (Recycling Division), to recycle polypropylene #5 plant pots 

05 Nov

Additional Business Support is available from 12 November and includes Resurgence Support Payments, Rent Relief, and a $60 million package for Regional Business Partner Programme and mental health support.

13 Oct

The launch of the Meadow Fresh milk bottles containing 30% recycled HDPE content is a “really significant” moment for NZ.

08 Oct

Your October Newsletter has arrived! Rinse, Recycle, Repeat, $50-M Plastics Innovation Fund, Timely Warning on Recyclability Claims and more......

05 Oct

Demand for Polypropylene continues to rise, work with councils to increase recovery rates. Plastics NZ's CircularConnect Design Advisory Service - How does it work? 

27 Sep

A staggering 532 tonnes of plastic, from used agrichemical containers, was collected from Agrecovery’s sites, events and via on-farm pick-ups over the past year

14 Sep

Your September Newsletter has arrived! Industry fires up for Tru Design, Operation CleanSweep Pilot Programme, Trainee of the Year, Spotlight on Circularity and more......

13 Sep

Within 24 hours of a fire at Tru Design Plastics, the NZ Plastics Industry rallied, offering space, storage or supplies to enable Tru Design Plastics to keep operating to service its customer base.

10 Sep

A successful Operation Clean Sweep pilot programme leads to further funding for Freight Industry partners.

09 Sep

Wellington Design Students are creating beautiful and functional homewares from hard to recycle waste

13 Aug

Your August PNZ Newsletter has arrived!! Manufacturing & Wellbeing, MECA Ratified, Apprentice of the Year, Spotlight on Circularity and more......

05 Jul

Plastics NZ CEO, Rachel Barker, has been invited to sit on the steering group leading the development of the Advanced Manufacturing Industry Transformation Plan for New Zealand.

02 Jul

Plastics NZ's CircularConnect Design Advisory Service and Polypropylene: Are we wasting a valuable material?

16 Jun

Plastics NZ's CircularConnect Pilot Kicks Off and Polypropylene: Are we wasting a valuable material?

07 May

Plastics NZ's Design Advisory Service Pilot and Polypropylene (#5) in Aotearoa NZ

06 Apr

Plastics NZ's Design Advisory Service Pilot Programme to launch and the first Working Group (Polypropylene #5) Updates

09 Mar

Plastics NZ is underway in developing a Design Advisory Service which will connect businesses with experts who can help them create pathways to achieve their circular plastics goals. 

09 Mar

Spotlight on Circularity: Creating Circular Solutions for Polypropylene (#5) in New Zealand

09 Feb

Plastics NZ has kicked off its project to set up a Design Advisory Service. This project forms part of the programme of work funded by the Ministry for the Environment’s Waste Minimisation Fund to advance the new plastics economy in Aotearoa New Zealand.

09 Feb

Sandy Botterill has recently joined Plastics NZ as Circular Economy Manager.

07 Dec

Plastics NZ has made submissions on the Reducing the impact of plastic on our environment consultation on behalf of the NZ Plastics Industry.

22 Oct

Media Release: Plastics NZ Wins Government Funding to Accelerate New Zealand’s Transition to a Circular Economy

07 Jul

.Plastics NZ is pleased to welcome the launch of the Commerce Commission's new guidelines to help traders understand their obligations when making environmental claims, including how to avoid breaching the Fair Trading Act.

01 Aug

Take the opportunity to put something back into your local environment. A great team building exercise and something your staff will feel proud to be a part of

05 Jul

Recycled polystyrene on the rise as quick cost-effective option for aiding construction

26 May

Plastics Industry call to recycle building offcuts

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