New APCO Roadmap outlines plastic strategy for 2025 – AustraliaPosted on August 2, 2022 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
“The circular economy demands that we pivot the entire supply chain. Manufacturers need to make products that can be easily recycled, and that use recycled raw materials, local authorities need to implement better and more consistent collection systems, recycling businesses like ourselves need to build greater capacity for reprocessing, and consumers should vote with their purchase power and then put the right thing in the right bin,” said Richard Kirkman, CEO, Veolia Australia and New Zealand. “Now is the time to execute the ANZPAC Plastic Pact Roadmap so that we can meet the targets we’ve set. The changes we make will work, but only if we work together, and all play our part.”
The Roadmap identifies organisations from across the supply chain with leading, supporting or consulting roles for each of the core activities aligned to each of the Targets.
The four ANZPAC Regional Plastics Targets are:
- Eliminate unnecessary and problematic plastic packaging through redesign, innovation, and alternative (reuse) delivery models.
- 100% of plastic packaging will be reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025.
- Increase plastic packaging collected and effectively recycled by 25 per cent for each geography within the ANZPAC region.
- Average of 25 per cent recycled content in plastic packaging across the region.