Public Place Recycling Scheme

The Public Place Recycling product stewardship scheme funds projects to promote and influence the recycling of plastic, paper, aluminium and glass containers in public places, including research, infrastructure and educational programmes.

About the scheme

Accredited: 22 October 2013 for 7 years

Products covered

  Scheme scope

Scheme manager

End of life packaging (and where applicable food waste)

 The Glass Packaging Forum’s Public Place Recycling Scheme includes the end of life collection of packaging (and where applicable food waste) away from home. The scheme includes the funding of projects, research, infrastructure and educational programmes to increase the recovery and recycling of plastic, aluminium, paper and glass packaging from food and beverages consumed in public places. Public places include street locations, transport hubs, tourism and hospitality venues, shopping malls, stadia, canteens and other venues which are managed by commercial entities.


The scheme also provides annual data on the amount of packaging and organic waste collected for recycling through the Love NZ branded Public Place Recycling Bins in New Zealand, including those operated by Councils.


Scheme members include companies that manufacture products or their packaging that are typically consumed away from home such as beverages and snack foods. The scheme also includes venues where these products are consumed. The scheme raises and allocates funds to promote and directly influence the recycling of plastic, paper, aluminium and glass containers and organic waste in public places.


The scheme will be funded by brand owners and packaging manufacturers working with event organisers, councils and other organisations. The scheme will build on the Love NZ branded public place recycling infrastructure and meet the criteria for use of the Love NZ brand.


The scheme does not include kerbside recycling collections or other non packaging products which might be associated with the Love NZ brand.


The Glass Packaging Forum

The scheme’s progress

The Public Place Recycling Scheme is in its first year of accreditation. We look forward to sharing details of the schemes progress after we receive its first annual monitoring report in October 2014.