Safe & Sustainable Packaging and Materials Forum
Implementing and assessing sustainable packaging waste solutions
- Examining New Zealand’s current recycling framework
- How can we get the economics right – subsidisation realities
- What is currently being done to tackle disposable packaging in New Zealand?
- The Government support and infrastructure required for a sustainable future
- Reviewing Auckland’s nine priority waste areas and the current National legislative changes in place
- Examining the disposal of regional waste and recycling challenges
- The importance of partnerships and community engagement
- Creating an awareness of waste disposal for business projects and understanding the opportunities that come with 'designing out waste'
Listen to the key insights and challenges met by industry experts in response to an increasing demand for sustainable packaging options. Better understand the guidance and legislation they require from business and Government to assist with the development of reusable and sustainable packaging materials.
- The challenges of utilising sustainable packaging without compromising product quality
- How can Central and Local Government provide stronger guidance for developing reusable and recyclable packaging
- Collaboration and the importance of systems, service, and product design when developing sustainable, circular solutions
- Shifting consumer trends and expectations to drive behaviour change
- Who should take leadership when approaching sustainability: Business or Government?
Supported by the Auckland Council, Compost Collective is a community outreach programme which aims to educate and encourage the community towards reducing their waste.
- Business and Local Government convergence to create social behaviour change
- Community engagement to drive education and dispel the misconceptions around recycling and composting
- What role businesses and local-Government play in social responsibility
- Is recycling a commercial solution or a public solution?
Catherine Rosie, WasteWise Advisor – Programmes; Waste Solutions and Infrastructure & Environmental Services, Auckland Council
- The viability of city-wide public composting schemes
- Accommodating large volumes of plant-based packaging waste
- Integrating plant-based packaging into an organic waste system
- Examining over-seas Government-funded product stewardship and the implications on business processes
- Introducing Government-accredited product stewardship schemes
- Should product-stewardship initiatives be the responsibility of Government or Manufacturers?
- Can NZ be the world’s first circular economy?
- Circular product stewardship: what it is and what it means for NZ
- Designing out waste in products: case studies
- Avoid shifting burdens from across the life-cycle of a product
- Tools to assess best circular practice for products and materials: Cradle to Cradle™ certification, LCA
- Addressing consumer demand: using 100% recyclable and sustainable materials
- Replacing plastic with paper – is it a commercial reality?
At the forefront of New Zealand sustainability since 1993, Eco Store are committed to social responsibility and a sustainable future. Since 2014, Ecostore have developed 100% recyclable bottles made from sugar plastic, eliminating 28 tonnes of plastic entering New Zealand’s landfills. Hear the sustainable initiatives undertaken by Eco Store to create a circular economy and better understand the development process behind their sustainable packaging.
- Challenges of going green: sustainability and product safety
- The disposable plastic alternatives trialled by Eco Store and their effect on product quality
- Ecostore’s refillable-bottle stewardship scheme
- Examining the development process of sugar plastic packaging
- Economic issues encountered by Eco Store
Hear from the waste management and recycling sector as they address the misconceptions around New Zealand’s current waste disposal and recycling framework. Hear how the waste management sector is responding to the growing demand for more sustainable waste and recycling initiatives and the infrastructure needed to get there.
- Dealing with agrichemicals and one-use synthetic materials and where to dispose of them
- Biodegradable packaging and the resulting issues they pose to the waste management sector
- Reviewing the proposed guidelines under the priority product stewardship scheme
- Manufacturing to end of life: what does regulated product stewardship look like?
- The role of technology & innovation in the waste & recycling sector
Since Lewis Road Creamery’s introduction of rPET milk bottles in 2018, they have successfully eliminated 210 tonnes of fresh plastic from their packaging cycle. Committed to sustainability and environmental conservation, Lewis Road are the first dairy company to sign up to the New Zealand Plastic Packaging Declaration. Examine how Lewis Road have successfully transitioned to rPET packaging as they share their ongoing efforts towards sustainable alternatives.
- Responding to a need for change: an in-depth examination of the rPET development and testing process
- What was the consumer response to rPET bottles?
- What was the effect on Lewis Road’s bottom line: is it economic?
- The road ahead: trialling future sustainable alternatives and where to next