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.
Established in 2006, Glass Packaging Forum (GPF) also promotes the environmental benefits of glass packaging and manages the accredited GPF Product Stewardship Scheme. There are more than 100 member companies who pay levies to the Forum related to the volume of glass they put into the New Zealand market place.
Glass recovery is influenced by a large number of factors, most outside of the GPF’s control.
The Forum therefore works hard to build strong relationships with local and central government, waste management companies, recyclers and other community groups to promote and facilitate best practice for the recovery of glass.
GPF provides financial assistance, in the form of grants, to provide infrastructure to improve glass recovery, facilitate glass recycling and fund research into alternative uses for glass.
The GPF represents its members’ interests within industry and government and seeks to continuously improve the performance, relevance and awareness of product stewardship for glass.
The GPF recognises the significance of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, in particular Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, and the part the GPF Product Stewardship Scheme plays in allowing New Zealand consumers and businesses to meet this goal.
3R Group Ltd were appointed scheme manager for the Glass Packaging Forum in April 2017. They are specialists in resource recovery and product stewardship and will be working closely with GPF stakeholders to increase the quality and volume of glass available for recycling and other uses.
Contact 3R Group: [email protected] | 0800 267 674 | Primary contacts listed below
Glass has a great story to tell.
It’s both 100% recyclable and infinitely recyclable,
right here in NZ. Plus, it’s a great example of
the circular economy in action. Play your part
in a truly sustainable packaging story.