28 Sep

There's so much going on we have a second newsletter for you this September! Conference 2024 - Save the Date, Member Good News Stories, SBN Webinar - special rates for members and more...

26 Sep

Learnings from IP Plastics Phase 2 CircularConnect Project

15 Sep

Your September newsletter has arrived!  Kerbside recycling, Re:Plastics Online Workshops, Foodtech Packtech, CircularConnect Success and more...

14 Sep

Mental Health Awareness Week is the annual campaign that helps Kiwis understand what boosts their wellbeing and improves mental health.

13 Sep

UPDATED: RePlastics Circular Economy Workshop now Online! Split into 3 sessions over six weeks. Starting 28th September. Register Today!

12 Sep

PPL win big at the Window & Glass Association Design Awards with their Closed Loop Recycled Coil System

11 Sep

Juvenate’s journey towards circularity supported by CircularConnect co-funding!

29 Aug

It's with great sadness that we share the loss of one of the NZ plastics industry's Life Members.

25 Aug

Your August newsletter has arrived!  Re:Plastics Online Workshops, Foodtech Packtech, EECA Co-funding available and more...

07 Sep

Join us 19 - 21 Sept at NZ's biggest food manufacturing, packaging, and processing technology trade show.

27 Jul

Your July newsletter has arrived!  OCS Clean Up Week, Re:Plastics Webinar, Changes to H & S Law and more...

24 Jul

Updates on projects advancing the Circular Plastics Economy.

23 Jul

Misleading claims 'prompt people to put wrong things in recycling'

30 Jun

Your June newsletter has arrived!  Performance of compostable products, transforming recycling, sensible solutions for the construction industry and more...

28 Jun

The latest updates on projects advancing the Circular Plastics Economy in Aotearoa New Zealand.

27 Jun

At the end of May, the Christchurch EPL team joined a group of volunteers from Te Awa Kura Barnett Park Regreening Group for one of their planting days

21 Jun

The next round of Plastic Phaseouts takes effect from 1 July 2023. Stage 2 Phaseouts include single use plastic produce bags, straws*, plates, bowls & cutlery and non-compostable plastic produce labels.

29 May

Your May newsletter has arrived!  Conference Wrap up 2023, Comspec news, Good Caps report, PIF Fund and more...

23 May

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

22 May

Do you have a project that will minimise plastic waste and its harm on the environment? The Plastic Innovation Fund (PIF) is seeking to fund projects that find ways to use less plastic and make what we do use reusable or recycable.

18 May

Recycling experts Compounding Specialists Ltd (Comspec) located in Christchurch, has been purchased by Plastics Recycling NZ, a joint venture between Aliaxis NZ and Waste Management NZ.

15 May

Investing in upskilling your teams can help future-proof your business while increasing productivity, quality, innovation, and retention.

20 Apr

The Plastics New Zealand AGM will be held during the 77th Plastics Industry Conference on Friday 5th May 2023 in Christchurch.

29 Mar

Your March newsletter has arrived!  Standard Conference Registrations close 1st April, Re:Plastics Workshops, Circular Economy Successes and more...

22 Mar

Success stories and news from the world of Plastics Circularity.

17 Mar

Suspected breaches of the single use plastics phaseouts can now be reported online

09 Mar

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

22 Feb

Your February newsletter has arrived!  Introducing Katy, earlybird conference registrations close 1st March, flood & cyclone assistance and more...

15 Feb

Support is available for businesses in NZ affected by the recent weather events.

02 Feb

Katy Constance joined the team in January ready to continue the work towards building a circular economy for plastics in Aotearoa New Zealand.

01 Feb

Planning is well underway with Milestone 1 completed and Milestone 2 progressing well

27 Jan

Early Bird pricing available for Plastics NZ Conference 4-5 May 2023, Christchurch until 1st March 2023

23 Jan

It's with great sadness that we share the loss of one of the NZ plastics industry's long serving individuals.

14 Dec

Your December Newsletter has arrived!  Seasons Greetings & Office Closure, Principal Conference Sponor, PIDA Awards Open, Science Digest Podcast and more...

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

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:  

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...

14 Jul

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

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......

25 May

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

14 Apr

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

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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