ANZPAC Plastic Pact sets ambitious 2025 targets

Posted on May 19, 2021 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations

Source: ANZPAC Plastic Pact sets ambitious 2025 targets

The cross-regional program will ensure its founding 60 members, which includes packaging manufacturers, leading F&B brands, resource recovery leaders and other institutions, will work towards four actionable targets by 2025. These include:

  • Eliminate unnecessary and problematic plastic packaging through redesign, innovation and alternative (reuse) delivery models.
  • 100% of plastic packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025.
  • Increase plastic packaging collected and effectively recycled by 25% for each geography within the ANZPAC region.
  • Average of 25% recycled content in plastic packaging across the region.

The next steps for the ANZPAC program to achieve its 2025 goals is to develop a roadmap for action.

Time will tell if this works out to real change in the next 5 years or another stall of 10-20 years on real action on plastic waste.