Grant helps take glass recycling to the people

Xtreme Zero Waste Raglan senior processor Kaleb Kingi, left, and processor Sean Dillon separate glass into the new trailer. Revelers at festivals and events around the Waikato will have little excuse not to recycle their glass bottles this coming summer after a grant doubled Xtreme Zero Waste’s ability to...

Ambitious young winemaker with sustainability at heart

3sixty2 wines founder and winemaker Alice Rule. PHOTO: Supplied One of New Zealand’s youngest woman winemakers is putting sustainability at the heart of her professional development as she seeks to drive glass recycling in the industry. Founder and winemaker of 3sixty2 wines, Alice Rule, is conducting research on ways to...

Survey shows drinks taste better in glass

Press Release – O-I New ZealandNew Zealand’s only glass bottle manufacturer, O-I New Zealand, in support of some of Aotearoa’s top craft breweries, surveyed attendees at the Wellington Food Show on their thoughts and knowledge about glass. This year’s Wellington Food Show was the biggest yet...

South Island glass recycling on the up

Well over 23,000 tonnes of glass from the South Island was recycled in Auckland in 2018, up over 10,000 from 2016. Media release: Glass recycling in the South Island has seen major improvements recently with over $174,000 in grants being invested by the Glass Packaging Forum (GPF)...

Grant helps keep Upper Hutt recycling on the up

The upgraded recycling drop-off station in Park Street was part funded by a grant from the Glass Packaging Forum. Photo: Upper Hutt City Council Glass recycling in Upper Hutt has become quicker, easier and more convenient thanks to a grant from the Glass Packaging Forum. The $10,000 grant has...

Glass not affected by recycling changes

Glass Packaging Forum scheme manager Dominic Salmon. Residents in a growing number of regions may not be able to recycle much of their plastic packaging anymore, but that shouldn’t discourage them from recycling glass, paper, cardboard and metal, say the Glass Packaging Forum. The Forum, which runs the country’s only accredited...

Tauranga glass recycling on the up

It's been six months since the Tauranga City Council kicked off its rates-funded kerbside collection for glass bottle and jar recycling, and the service is showing excellent results. The Glass Packaging Forum helped fund the new collection, which saw residents issued with glass recycling crates. The...