22 Nov

The latest Science Digest Podcast has dropped! Join Rachel Barker, Dr Michelle Dickinson ansd Damien Venuto as they discuss the truth about plastics and recycling - and the common products you can’t recycle.

21 Oct

Haumoana School is Tops! Congratulations to all the Hawke's Bay schools that took part in the Good Caps trial.

20 Oct

Your October Newsletter has arrived!  Recycling Week '22, Upcoming Re:Plastics Workshops, Plastics Innovation Fund Success and more....

19 Oct

Congratulations Marley and Scion! Successful Applicants to the Plastics Innovation Fund

19 Oct

Plastics New Zealand Offices will be closed the week of the 24th - 30th October 2022

18 Oct

Recycling Week 2022: Big increase in New Zealanders recycling PP #5 over the past year says Plastics NZ

17 Oct

Recycling Week 2022 is here! Get involved, learn best practices and help create a waste free future!

19 Sep

Plastics NZ is concerned that many small businesses don't know what plastics were phased out on 1 October. Our CE Rachel Barker spoke to (One News / RNZ) about it.

19 Sep

Your September Newsletter has arrived!  Farewell to Sandy, Plastic Phaseouts Stage 1, Re:Plastics workshops and more...

15 Sep

Sandy Botterill, our Circular Economy Manager, will be leaving us at the end of September for an amazing new opportunity.

15 Sep

Don't get caught out! From 1 October 2022 it is illegal to provide, sell or manufacture certain hard-to-recycle and single-use plastic products in New Zealand:  

14 Sep

The Plastics New Zealand ‘Advancing the Circular Economy for Plastics' Programme;  Working Groups : Pilot Programme for Lids & Caps Update, EPS Working Group Submission;  Circular Design Adisory - What it can do for you! ; Farewell to Sandy

13 Sep

A 20,000 water tank, was dumped on the field at Kopane School early one morning in March. The school children were able to a see a useless old water tank given a second life thanks to the generosity of some Plastics New Zealand Members.

12 Sep

A Recycling trial to collect large Polypropylene (#5 PP) plastic items that don't fit in kerbside recycling has been launched in Auckland with local manufacturer IP Plastics NZ, recycling them into new durable products.

12 Sep

A complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority over a Kathmandu biodegradable puffer jacket television ad has been settled and misleading advertising has been removed.

18 Aug

Your August Newsletter has arrived!  Re:Plastics workshops, digital skills webinar, business updates and more...

17 Aug

Pilot Programme for Lids & Caps Updates, Reporting on the EPS Working Group

09 Aug

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

14 Jul

Your July Newsletter has arrived! Re:Plastics Workshops on the Road, Save the Date - Conference 2023, Migrant Accredited Visa Policy and more......

12 Jul

Working groups updates - Pilot Programme for Lids & Caps Launching, Report into the Phase out of B2C Consumer EPS Protective Packaging and could you qualify for Co-funding via the Design Advisory - Circular Connect!

23 Jun

What happened when a dip manufacturer tried to swap plastic pots for a greener alternative.

16 Jun

Your June Newsletter has arrived! National AGM & Industry Update, Lunch & Learn webinar series, Golden Shovel award and more......

14 Jun

Advancing the Circular Economy for Plastics in Aotearoa New Zealand - Changing Attitudes?

13 Jun

Thinking of travelling to KFair 2022?

13 Jun

Frank O'Callaghan from Iplex Pipelines was recognised for his expertise and dedication to the Pipes Industry at the recent NZ Water Conference.

25 May

Your May Newsletter has arrived! Advanced Manufacturing ITP Launch, Lunch & Learn Webinar Series, Working Groups Updates and more......

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 for Members.

12 May

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

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......

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.

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......

08 Oct

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

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?

17 Jun

If you didn't make it to conference this year, here’s a snippet of what you missed!

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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