The Plastic Packaging Innovation Programme (PPIP)

A chance to apply circular economy thinking to your business’ plastic packaging challenges, working with Sustainable Business Network and top research and innovation agencies.

The Plastic Packaging Innovation Programme (PPIP) enables your business to with directly with experts at the Sustainable Business Network, Scion, Callaghan Innovation and AUT and other participants to:

  • eliminate problematic and unnecessary packaging

  • move from single-use to reuse packaging

  • innovate to ensure 100% of plastic packaging can be easily and safely reused, recycled, or composted by 2025

  • contribute to radically improved economics and quality in recycling.

PPIP is based on recommendations from our 2018 report: New Zealand’s Plastic Packaging System - an initial circular economy diagnosis. It is also designed to help organisations meet the 2025 Global Packaging Commitments administered by The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and UN Environment Programme. 

PPIP consists of:

  • individual support and advice from SBN and its innovation partners

  • access to collaborations on plastic packaging issues with other businesses and innovators

  • access to ‘pathway to 2025’ workshops to stay abreast of innovations and influence change across the packaging system

  • innovations and progress showcased through SBN multi-media channels.


James Griffin is circular economy lead for the Sustainable Business Network’s Circular Economy Accelerator.

“PPIP offers companies a uniquely powerful way to work towards meeting the 2025 packaging commitments and developing the circular economy for plastics in New Zealand.”

Contact us to find out more.

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