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Buy Recycled Expo

October 29, 2020

The Detpak Team this week attended the inaugural Buy Recycled Expo.

Hosted by the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia, in partnership with Green Industries SA, the expo provided an opportunity for industry, government and customers to share insights in incorporating recycled content into products.

The expo was a chance to bring together those that are already creating quality goods containing recycled content with those in government and industry that are wanting to understand what’s currently available, as well as possible alternatives to procuring existing natural material products.

As part of the Expo, General Manager for Marketing and Innovation – Tom Lunn spoke on a panel about Detpak’s work incorporating increased recycled content across a number of our core products.

As we continue to look at how we increase this use of recycled content, we are working with customers to understand a product’s performance needs and ensure functionality requirements are not compromsied.

General Manager Marketing and Innovation Tom Lunn speaks at Buy Recycled Expo

General Manager Marketing and Innovation Tom Lunn speaks at Buy Recycled Expo

Minister for Environment and Water Hon David Speirs visits the Detpak stand

Minister for Environment and Water Hon David Speirs visits the Detpak stand

With export bans just around the corner in Australia, there is significant importance in growing strong local markets for products made from recycled materials.

Upcoming bans include:

  • January 2021 – Unprocessed glass
  • July 2021 – Mixed plastics
  • December 2021 – Whole used tyres
  • July 2022 – Single resin/polymer plastics
  • July 2024 – Mixed and unsorted paper and cardboard
  • July 2024 – All bans in effect

Including recycled content in packaging products is also a key national target as part of the Toward 2025 goals outlined by the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation.

While initially this goal was set at packaging products containing a 30% recycled content amount across volume of products produced, this goal has now been increased to 50% with a separate measure of 60% for paper and board products.

Find out more about Detpak’s sustainability commitment.

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Detpak staff at the Buy Recycled Expo