Next phase begins for soft plastic packaging recycling / Postal service to test collection of post-consumer material
New Zealand’s postal service, NZ Post (Wellington;, is conducting a trial that will allow consumers to order courier bikes to take away soft plastics waste such as bread bags and the like for recycling.

Joining forces with New Zealand’s Packaging Forum (Botany; and local waste-into-products recycler Future Post (Waiuku;, the postal service will sell special collection bags to consumers for NZD 7 (EUR 4.40) each and then arrange to pick them up after they are filled with soft plastics waste.

Future Post is tasked with turning the materials into fence posts. MD Jerome Wenzlick said, “It takes approximately 1,500 bags to make one standard fence post and we can turn out around 800 posts a day.”

New Zealand has one of the biggest per capita waste plastics problems in the world, according to Environment Minister David Parker. “Every day, New Zealanders throw away an estimated 159 grams of plastics waste per person, making us some of the highest waste generators in the world.”

The government has proposed phasing out a range of what it called “hard-to-recycle…problem plastics, and some single-use plastics” by July 2025.
26.04.2022 [250130-0]
Published on 26.04.2022

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