New Zealand plastic packaging declaration

Date:  05 June 2018

Local and international businesses commit to using 100 per cent reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging in their New Zealand operations by 2025 or earlier.

In an important milestone, 12 international and several local businesses gathered with Environment Ministers today to make a joint declaration committing to use 100 per cent reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging in their New Zealand operations by 2025 or earlier.

The businesses include multinationals Amcor, Danone, L’Oréal, Mars, PepsiCo, The Coca-Cola Company, Unilever and Nestlé. The New Zealand Declaration reaffirms the commitment they have made, as participants in the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy initiative, to meet this target in their global operations.

The New Zealand-based businesses that signed the Declaration include Foodstuffs, Countdown (including SuperValue and Fresh Choice), New Zealand Post and Frucor Suntory.

View the full declaration

Read Associate Environment Minister Hon Eugenie Sage’s press release [Beehive website]

For information about how to join the declaration, please email info@mfe.govt.nz