The mandatory ban of single-use plastic bags is now in force (effective 1 July 2019). The ban applies to all plastic shopping bags under 70 microns and includes light-weight plastic bags commonly found at supermarkets, takeaway food outlets and other retail checkouts.
As we approach the ban many businesses will be considering their alternatives, not only to plastic bags, but to plastic products in general. Finding the right alternatives that are not only eco-friendly, but fit for purpose can be daunting. We are lucky however that there are now a range of different options to choose from.
As a business owner, you may have heard of the plastic bag ban set to sweep across New Zealand in 2019. Some retailers have already made the move to ban single-use plastic bags, but for other businesses the transition may not seem so simple. It’s important that you understand the rules of the new regulation before making changes, to ensure you are making the right changes.Read More
As we move closer to the plastic bag ban (1st July 2019), many Kiwis will be thinking – what are my alternatives? There is a huge selection of different alternatives but finding one that’s environmentally conscious, and still fit for purpose can be tricky. Luckily, there is an array of different options available, and they’re also very affordable.Read More
With the growing awareness and concerns of plastic pollution and the effects it has on our environment, more and more people are looking to alternative materials. One popular alternative for businesses is bio-based plastics, or compostable plastics. Compostable plastics can be used to replace single-use plastics for things like cutlery, plastic bags and even product packaging.Read More