Recycling your All Good Banana tape with the Soft Plastics Courier Back Service

We are stoked to share that the Soft Plastics Recycling Scheme have launched a three month pilot programme with NZ Post which will make it easier for you to recycle your soft plastics (including your All Good Banana tape).
Learn more about the Courier Back Service initiative and the interesting building material the soft plastics are being turned into.

by Faye MacGregor on May 10, 2022

On 22 April the Soft Plastics Scheme team launched their soft plastic recycling courier bag service. “Purchase one of NZ Post’s latest pre-paid soft plastic recycle courier bags, fill it with your clean soft plastics, book a courier for pick-up and we will take care of the rest,” NZ Post Group sustainability manager, Dawn Baggaley summarised the simplicity of the service.

The partnership with founder members: NZ Post, The Warehouse, New World and Sealed Air, is a way to open the soft plastic recycling scheme to communities who don’t currently have access to a soft plastic recycling bin, or those who are unable to get to their local store to drop off their soft plastics. This is a great initiative for those that purchase our All Good Bananas and don’t have access to a soft plastics recycling bin to recycle the tape.

The soft plastics will be collected from NZ Post and baled by Abilities Group, and then dropped off at Future Post for recycling. The pre-paid recycle courier bags (which are made of recycled plastic) will be on sale from NZ Post stores, and selected New World supermarkets, The Warehouse and The Warehouse Stationery stores as well as online and cost $7 each.

Find out more about this initiative here.

Once the soft plastics are dropped off to Future Post for recycling, Future Post then turn domestic and commercial waste and recycle it into premium fencing products.

Here are some examples of how the fence posts are being used around Aotearoa:

DOC HUTS

The Department of Conservation is getting set to install Future Post squares at a popular hut at the top of the south.

WATERWAYS FENCING

No rotting, no leaching (Bio-Gro certified) and competitive pricing for posts that last.

TEMUKA SALE YARDS

One of New Zealand's oldest sale yards still operating, is putting modern Future Posts to the test.

High stock usage means posts are regularly broken or knocked, so it’s good to see these hardy posts in action.

To learn more about Future Post and how your soft plastics are being recycled and made into premium fencing products, head to their website here.

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