Polypropylene (“PP”) is a highly recyclable and sought after material in Aotearoa NZ with strong value and a corresponding end market. Many manufacturers are wanting to secure more NZ recycled polypropylene (“rPP”) rather than having to import it. Today, we still have PP being sold offshore in mixed bales as well as PP being sent to landfill.


National Working Group

Plastics NZ is facilitating a national working group to help create circular pathways for PP in NZ to help low emissions circular economy.

There are 10 councils around NZ that aren’t yet collecting PP. View Map


Today, in Aotearoa we have 84% of councils collecting PP, and this represents ~95% of our overall population.

Download a copy of the PP Progress Report  - Creating a Circular rPP Economy in Aotearoa New Zealand

 Download a copy of the Interactive Plastics Collection Map

Interested in learning more?

If you’d like to find out more, please contact Sandy Botterill, Circular Economy Manager on 027 535 3298 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Plastics NZ’s facilitation of working groups forms part of Plastics NZ’s ‘Advancing the Circular Economy for Plastics” programme, funded by the Ministry for the Environment’s Waste Minimisation Fund.