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The vision of CircularConnect is to create a more sustainable Aotearoa New Zealand with less waste by embracing circularity in the design of our systems, products and packaging

How it works

(1) Get in touch with Plastics NZ if you or a business you work with wants to get more circular in the plastics you create or use. We’ll have a quick preliminary discussion to determine if the project will fit the funding criteria for Circular Connect.

(2) Complete a short application form.

(3) We’ll connect you with 2-3 potential experts who can help if you don’t have someone you work with already. You can then decide which expert you think will work with your organisation best.

(4) We sign a funding agreement which details the specifics of the project, the level of funding and the dates for completion.

(5) Get started on your circular plastics project!


  • Phase 1: Discovery – Plastics NZ will be able to subsidise 50% of the cost of the consulting (up to $3,500)
  • Phase 2: Action Planning - Plastics NZ will be able to subsidise 50% of the cost of the consulting (up to $20,000)
  • Phase 3: Implementation - There is no subsidy available for this phase

CircularConnect Overview

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 Download the CircularConnect Overview

If you’d like to find out more, please contact Katy Constance, on 0210 528 683 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

CircularConnect 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.

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