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Snapshot of our latest funding round

The Glass Packaging Forum’s latest funding round saw eight successful applications awarded just over $130,000 in total. It was great to see a good mix of projects, ranging from refill schemes to infrastructure. The Beer Spot – refillable glass project support Refitting beer taps at The Beer...

Ireland set to launch container return scheme sans glass

The Irish government has signed regulations for a Deposit Return Scheme for the country, which will exclude glass, to come into effect in 2022. The scheme will collect plastic bottles and aluminium cans, with Ireland’s Department of the Environment working alongside industry to draft the regulations. The...

Data is at the heart of what we do

Click to enlarge. The Glass Packaging Forum is dedicated to keeping glass bottles and jars out of landfill so they can be recycled, reused or repurposed, but without data on how much glass is manufactured, imported and moved around New Zealand, and what’s happening to it,...

May funding round wrap up

The Glass Packaging Forum's latest funding round has seen just over $92,000 awarded to seven projects ranging from reuse to infrastructure, and research to alternative use....

Accreditation Report 2019-2020

The Glass Packaging Forum recently completed its 2019-2020 annual accreditation report. The GPF runs the only Government accredited, voluntary product stewardship scheme for glass bottles and jars in New Zealand. Report highlights: The glass recovery rate climbed to 75% (despite glass consumption increasing)Grant funding totaled $215,472 for 15...