New Zealand Bans Some Plastic Products

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, is advising stakeholders that from October 1, 2022, New Zealand’s new plastic waste minimization regulation will become effective.

Issued in March 2022, the Waste Minimization (Plastic and Related Products) Regulations 2022 prohibits a range of plastic-containing products:

  • Single-use plastic drink stirrers
  • Single-use plastic or synthetic cotton buds
  • Products containing plastic with pro-degradants
  • PVC food trays and containers
  • Specified polystyrene packaging for food and drink

SGS’s original SafeGuardS 100.22 gives stakeholders a deeper dive into the requirements relating to each of these product categories.

Under the terms of the law, plastic is defined as any plastic material that is produced from any source, including bio-based sources, whether or not it is designed to degrade in a particular manner.

SGS Consumer Product Services

SGS provides news about the development of regulations affecting consumer products as a complimentary service. With an unrivalled global network of laboratories, they offer physical/mechanical testing, analytical testing and consultancy work for technical and non-technical parameters applicable to a comprehensive range of consumer products. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS’s Consumer Product Services.

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full New Zealand Bans Certain Products Containing Plastic SafeGuardS.

Subscribe here to receive SGS SafeGuardS direct to your inbox.

For further information contact:

Dr. HingWo Tsang

Global Information and Innovation Manager

Tel: (+852) 2774 7420



LinkedIn: sgs-consumer-goods-&-retail

About SGS

We are SGS – the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. Our 96,000 employees operate a network of 2,600 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top