Annual Report THE PACKAGING FORUM INC
GLASS PACKAGING PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP SCHEME
SCHEME NUMBER: PSSLIF – 00000002
This report is the seventh to the Minister following accreditation on 4 May 2010 with an interim report in August 2010 and full annual reports in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. The report period is concurrent with the financial report period (1 April to 31 March). Inclusions are as follows:-
• Financial statement and waste generation data relates to the financial report period
• Project update, market research, communications and membership status is to 30 June 2016
The scope of the Packaging Forum’s voluntary Glass Packaging Product Stewardship Scheme includes the funding of projects, research, infrastructure and educational programmes to increase the recycling and reuse of glass into either new glass containers or, where this is not practical, for alternative uses leading to a reduction in waste container glass to landfill. Improvements in the efficiency of the use of glass in packaging are supported and promoted.
The Scheme also provides annual data on the mass balance of glass used, recovered and recycled as a percentage of that consumed in New Zealand. The Scheme is funded by levies and members are required to comply with the Forum’s constitution. All data provided from members and from recycling operators/ councils is confidential. There have been no changes to the methodology in the reporting year.The scope of the scheme has not been varied during the reporting year.
The Glass Packaging Product Stewardship Scheme is separate from the Packaging Forum’s Public Place Recycling Scheme however the Glass Scheme provides a financial contribution to the Public Place Recycling Scheme which contributes to the collection of glass packaging from public places.