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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...

Accreditation report 2017-2018

The Glass Packaging Forum runs the only Government accredited, voluntary product stewardship scheme for glass bottles and jars in New Zealand. Part of this accreditation is the completion of an annual accreditation report, which you can read by clicking here. ...

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...

Sustainable Development Goals – for a better world

In 2015 the world took a step towards a better future with 150 leaders from countries around the world formally adopting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 17 goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that...