Cadbury Dunedin site manager Judith Mair scatters Pebbles
from the redundant cardboard box packaging on the new
plastic packaging yesterday. Photo by Stephen Jaquiery.
Pebbles and Jaffas rattling in boxes are now nothing more
than a memory. And the machine that once filled the cardboard
packets has been consigned to the scrapyard.
A new machine is packing the lollies in 50g and 180g plastic
bags, much to the ire of a recycling group.
Cadbury Dunedin site manager Judith Mair said the machine
that had filled cardboard boxes since the 1950s was removed
from the factory last week.
Wanaka Wastebusters project manager Sophie Ward said the new
plastic bags were nominated for the worst packaging in the
2013 Unpackit Packaging Awards.
In 2011, the cardboard boxes were nominated for the best
''It's just good old-fashioned cardboard with a touch of
glue, no hideous plastic. Even the box the boxes come in is
cardboard. Light the fire with it or recycle it. Choice,''
the nomination read.
Ms Mair said consumers could freepost the used plastic
packaging to TerraCycle in Christchurch to be recycled to
make other plastic products, such as utensils and clothes