GPF COVID-19 update

New Zealand moving to COVID-19 Alert Level 4 has had wide-ranging impacts across society, with recycling among those. The Glass Packaging Forum has been working to ensure the flow of recycled glass to the furnace continues. Read more. ...

Grant keeps South Island glass recycling on the up

South Island glass recycling has been given a boost after the Glass Packaging Forum helped upgrade the 5R Solutions hub in Christchurch. The Forum funded a grant of just over $11,500 for the construction of storage bunkers at 5R Solution’s new glass recovery facility in Hornby, which opened...

Upper Hutt glass recycling grows in leaps and bounds

Upper Hutt City Council's Waste Minimisation Officer Millie Porter uses the newly upgraded public recycling centre. Upper Hutt’s recycling drop-off centre has proven so popular since it was upgraded in April 2019 its glass recycling capacity has had to be doubled. The Glass Packaging Forum, which helped fund the...

Grant keeps Far North glass recycling on the up and up

A truck offloads glass into one of the newly built storage bunkers built at the Kerikeri RE: Sort Resource Recovery Park. New Zealand’s newest resource recovery park is ramping up efforts to improve sustainability in the Far North, with help from the Glass Packaging Forum. The Kerikeri Re:Sort Resource...

A year of Tauranga glass recycling success

Glass is colour-sorted at kerbside as part of the Tauranga City Council's rates-funded glass collection service. Tauranga's kerbside glass recycling collection system has shown excellent results a year since it began, more than doubling collection rates. The Tauranga City Council reported 3,313 tonnes of glass was...