Challenging changes to Tauranga’s glass recycling

The Tauranga City Council and Glass Packaging Forum are working together to improve glass recycling in the region amid recent changes to the recycling landscape. The Forum recognises the challenges these changes have created and have been in discussions with the Council to help prevent glass,...

More Marlborough glass back to the furnace

Recycling is set to become far more accessible for residents and visitors in the Marlborough Sounds and Awatere Valley. A $10,000 grant from the Glass Packaging Forum has enabled the Marlborough District Council to expand its Rural Community Recycling programme to include Okiwi Bay in the...

Bins with a story to tell

Events are not only a source of colour-sorted glass to go back to the furnace, but a chance to educate the public about glass recycling. And this event company has bins with a story to tell! Clean Event, an Auckland-based company working with the majority of...

Making wheelie good use of solar power

The Whangaparaoa Community Recycling Centre has found a way to harness the power of the sun as it gears up for the busy festive season. The recycling centre recently began using a solar-powered wheelie bin lifter for glass recycling after being granted $11,000 by the Glass...

Recycling on the go

Visitors account for a good portion of recyclable glass in tourism hot spots like Queenstown. The Glass Packaging Forum has provided funding for a colour-separated public bottle bank and the related service costs for Pak n’ Save Queenstown. It is proving to be a great way to...

Festival funding keeps the glass flowing

It’s not only businesses, councils and community recyclers who make use of GPF funding. The organisers of Splore, a boutique music and arts festival outside Auckland, sought funding to improve glass recycling at the event. The festival has a strong environmental theme and in keeping with...