Sustainability
Available as an add on to your food bag

Soft-Plastics Recycling Programme

Recycle all of your My Food Bag and household's soft-plastics.

$6.49$6.49

Nationwide soft-plastic recycling

Recycle ALL your soft-plastics

How does it work?

  • Add the one-off extra to your next delivery and we'll send you your collection bag in the mail, separate to your delivery
  • The bag is made from up to 80% recycled plastic and can fit, on average, 1.5 - 2+ months worth of a household's soft-plastic waste
  • Once full, if you live within a courier pickup zone you can schedule a pick-up from NZ Post or drop-off the full bag at your local postshop
  • If you live outside of courier pick-ups you can drop off the bag at your local postshop
  • Our friends at the NZ Packaging Forum and FuturePost will then upcycle your plastic into long-life fence posts and garden beds
Soft-Plastics Recycling Programme

What do you do?

This extra will be mailed out separately from your delivery.

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Prepare

Ensure your soft plastics are clean by washing off any food, oils or leftovers before you pack away your packaging.

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Prepare

Ensure your soft plastics are clean by washing off any food, oils or leftovers before you pack away your packaging.

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Pack

Gradually fill your bag with your clean soft plastics, making sure to keep hard plastics out and when full, seal the bag.

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Pack

Gradually fill your bag with your clean soft plastics, making sure to keep hard plastics out and when full, seal the bag.

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Pick-up Or Post

Scan the QR code on your envelope, see below to schedule a pick-up with NZ Post, or drop off at your nearest post office.

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Pick-up Or Post

Scan the QR code on your envelope, see below to schedule a pick-up with NZ Post, or drop off at your nearest post office.

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Transformation!

Our friends at The Packaging Forum and Futurepost will transform your plastic into long-life fenceposts and more.

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Transformation!

Our friends at The Packaging Forum and Futurepost will transform your plastic into long-life fenceposts and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

I live in the South Island/Regions, am I able to join the programme?

Great news, you can! If you can receive a My Food Bag delivery then you can join the programme. If you live in a city or town then you can schedule a kerbside pick-up through our courier partners NZ Post. If you live more regionally or rurally then you can drop-off the full bag at your nearest postshop.

Can I only put My Food Bag soft-plastic in my bag?

You can put any of your soft-plastics into your collection bags. This includes things like: Bread, pasta and rice bags, fresh produce bags, frozen food bags, silver-lined chip packets and confectionery wrap, courier packs and the plastic packaging around things like: toilet paper, kitchen towels, nappies and sanitary products, and more! If you have any questions about what can or can't go in, pop our Customer Love team a message!

Can I also drop these bags off at the already existing drop-off points?

You sure can! You can schedule a kerbside pickup, drop off at your local post shop or at your closest NZ Packaging Forum soft-plastics recycling drop-off point.

Where should I leave my full bag for pick-up?

You'll be able to specify where you intend to leave it when scheduling your pick-up! The best practice is to leave it somewhere clear and visible for the pick-up driver to locate.