Australia and region seeking to eliminate plastic waste

Australia and region seeking to eliminate plastic waste

 ANZPAC Plastics Pact (ANZPAC) is a collaborative solution that brings together key players behind a shared vision of a circular economy for plastic, where plastic never becomes waste or pollution.

Major supermarket chains and multinational brands are among more than 60 organizations to sign up to a long-awaited pact to reduce plastic waste across Australia and the region.

Key points:

  • The plastic pact aims to significantly reduce the amount of waste coming from packaging
  • Under the plan, all plastic packaging will be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025
  • An expert says the pact is a good step but will need a market for recycled plastic to be effective

 The ANZPAC plastics pact aims to by 2025 drastically reduce the amount of plastic waste from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific ending up in landfills and the ocean.

They are pledging to reach four targets by 2025:

  • eliminating unnecessary packaging
  • making all plastic packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable
  • increasing the amount of plastic packaging collected to 25 per cent
  • increasing the amount of recycled content used to make packaging to 25 per cent

Brooke Donnelly from the Australian Packaging Covenant Organization (APCO) said more than 800,000 tonnes of plastic waste ended up in landfill or the environment in Australia every year.

Ecorite supports ANZPAC`s goals. Ecorite with its RPET program offers a home for recycled plastic bottles by offering a variety of bags made from plastic bottles