Bringing in the new year with new targets for plastics
December 14, 2020
The ANZPAC Plastic Pact is set to launch in January 2021, and will work with businesses, governments and non-government organisations from the entire plastics value chain in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Island with intent of developing a common vision of the circular economy for plastics.
The ANZPAC Plastic Pact lead by the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) is a part of the Plastics Pact Network, run by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
The Plastics Pact Network is made up of various countries across the globe including the UK, Chile, Portugal and The Netherlands, who are all committed to accelerating the resolution of the international plastics issue we are faced with.
In Australia, just 16% of plastic packaging is being recycled at present.
With a target that 70% of all plastic packaging will be recycled or composted by 2025, the ANZPAC will intervene to ensure Australia achieve the required targets of their commitment to Towards 2025.