Fresh ‘n Fruity Pouch is Recyclable

Fresh ’n Fruity encourages you to get recycling your used pouches.

Fresh ‘n Fruity has partnered with innovative recycling company TerraCycle, to fund a local platform for collecting and recycling yoghurt pouches from the public.  The Fonterra Pouch Brigade is a free programme that allows any individual or organisation to collect and return used pouches at no cost. For every pouch returned, a donation will be made to a local community group or charity. All Pouches collected will be upcycled into products such as children’s pencil cases and backpacks and recycled into new products.

How it works;

Join the Fonterra Pouch Brigade.

Joining a Brigade is totally free, there are no signup or participation fees and the shipping is covered by the programme. Once you have joined the Fonterra Pouch Brigade, simply follow the steps below to receive your TerraCycle points:

1. Collect Fresh ‘n Fruity pouches or any other yoghurt pouches. Place empty pouches in a sealed bag, then place the sealed bag in a box. You can use any type of box – a recycled box is great.  Please note that you will need to send shipments that weigh at least 1 kilogram in order to receive the TerraCycle points donation.

2. Request a pre-paid shipping label from To acquire a pre-paid label, simply access your TerraCycle account online, and click “REQUEST A POSTAGE LABEL”. Select the “Send Me a Postage Label” option and TerraCycle will email a pre-paid shipping label to you.

3. Ship the box to TerraCycle by affixing the pre-paid postage label and dropping it off at a New Zealand Post Office.

4. Donate – For each shipment over two kilograms, your location will earn 100 TerraCycle points equivalent to $1.00 per kilogram of pouches collected  to go towards a community group, school or charity or your choice.

To get started visit

For more detailed information please check out the Fonterra Pouch Brigade FAQs.