APCO calls for co-regulation on packaging targets – Australia

APCO calls for co-regulation on packaging targets – Australia

Posted on April 22, 2023 by DrRossH in Plastic Recycling


APCO packaging targets

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has released its Review of the 2025 National Packaging Targets, and is calling for a stronger co-regulatory framework, which strikes a balance between industry-led action and effective government regulation.

“We’ve seen some fantastic contributions from many businesses so it is disappointing that the headline data indicates targets will not all be met,”

The report outlines four key findings:

  1. While the 2025 targets are driving a transformation in packaging in Australia, they are not on track to be met by 2025.
  2. Longer-term vision is needed to guide action.
  3. Collaboration is needed across the entire packaging system.
  4. Strong and coordinated interventions are needed on essential packaging material streams.

The report also prioritises actions needed across the supply chain to drive effective, whole-of-system movement towards a circular economy for packaging. It also clearly identifies those responsible at each step.