The Soft Plastic Takeback Scheme
Christchurch residents take their soft plastic packaging to any participating store across the city. See a list of bin locations(external link).
Why you can’t put them in the yellow bin
Soft plastic packaging is not collected by the Council for recycling because it contaminates the recycling process.
There actually isn’t any value in soft plastics – it's not like other recyclables such as glass and aluminium - so we have to pay to have it recycled. That’s why we need to have manufacturers and big brands contributing to the costs of recycling this soft plastic.