No time to waste – Australia

No time to waste – Australia

Posted on April 21, 2022 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations


ABCL has an ambitious vision for what CDS can look like in the future – it would include bottle cap collection along with all commonly used plastic containers made from recyclable materials like PET, HDPE and PP.

In the past five years, packaging manufacturing, disposal and resource recovery have come to the forefront of the national discussion surrounding sustainability and product stewardship, particularly in food and beverages, writes Geoff Parker, Australian Beverages Council CEO.

Gone are the days of the “take, use, dispose” linear model, transitioning instead to a philosophy which focuses more on design efficiency, consumer education and responsible end of life through reuse and recycling. I have seen this change firsthand, in both the attitudes of consumers and the priorities of beverages companies when envisioning what their businesses look like both today and in the decades ahead.