Our purpose is to connect businesses that sell
glass-packaged consumer goods with those that collect
and recycle glass. This enables glass to be returned to
the furnace or made into alternative products, with the
aim of zero container glass to landfill.
Your membership levies help support a wide range of activity that results in glass being recovered, rather than sent to landfill.
With an annual investment fund of approximately $280,000 – $300,000, our focus is to increase the investment in infrastructure which supports councils, waste management contractors and community recyclers to recover glass. Grants also extend to research, recycling at events and other projects with positive outcomes for glass. To date, over $1,800,000 has been awarded. That’s something to be proud of!
While we know that returning glass to the furnace is the best outcome for glass, it’s not always possible.
So funding research and development for alternative uses for glass is an important part of our grant spend.
The GPF Product Stewardship Scheme is a voluntary scheme accredited by the Ministry for the Environment.
As part of this, we are required to monitor, measure and report on KPI’s that measure improvement year on year. You can be assured that you are part of a strong and credible scheme working to improve outcomes for your products or packaging.
Broad representation from all industries involved in the production, distribution, sale, collection and recycling of glass is critical to the Forum’s success.
The more effective a voluntary stewardship scheme is, the more likely it is to remain voluntary.
We all know that business customers and consumers are demanding better environmental outcomes for the products and packaging they buy. Joining the GPF is a simple way to demonstrate your commitment to achieving good outcomes for this 100% recyclable packaging, and to improving your own sustainability story.
Complete your levy declaration online.
Glass has a great story to tell. Celebrate your participation in the GPF by using a member logo.