Published on 19 October 2022
There are now additional drop off locations for soft plastics in Whangārei.
The Warehouse, Pak N Save and New World Regent join Countdown stores in collecting soft plastics across our District.
While ideally we should be trying to reduce the amount of plastic we consume in our everyday lives, it’s great to have a recycling scheme in New Zealand putting soft plastic to good use through the Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme.
They’ve partnered with Future Post to supply them with soft plastic materials to manufacture fence posts, vegetable gardens and parking bumpers here in New Zealand.
Soft plastic includes:
Even thin foil-like plastic sleeves and packets that some biscuits, chocolate bars, crackers and chips come in are fine to be recycled as well as foiled coffee pouches.
Have a look on the Soft Plastic Recycling website for a full list: