“We are working with our customer base on phasing out PFAS from their products and materials, and the introduction of the Vanguard range is a key milestone of our strategy in phasing out added PFAS from our entire product range.”
Vanguard® is a groundbreaking compostable packaging range that is made from renewable moulded sugarcane fibre. Being first to market in Australia with this broad range of No-Added PFAS food packaging demonstrates Detpak’s continued commitment to sustainability leadership by providing innovative packaging for a better tomorrow.
“Being first to market with this broad range of No-Added PFAS sugarcane packaging showcases Detpak being ahead of the curve with the movement away from chemicals of concern.”
Mr Bishop said Detpak would be the exclusive retailer of the Vanguard® range in Australia. “Detpak’s launch of the Vanguard range aligns with the group’s global sustainability targets, including increasing its percentage of products which meet or exceed APCO’s Sustainable Packaging Guidelines.”
APCO (Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation) CEO Chris Foley said the removal of PFAS from packaging was a priority.
“As Australia’s co-regulator for packaging, APCO has been working closely with our members, including Detpak, to identify the presence of PFAS in packaging in Australia and, where it is identified, phase it out,” Mr Foley said.
“The support of APCO’s industry members, including Detpak, is crucial to the success of this work, and to the goal of eliminating PFAS in packaging in Australia.”
The Vanguard compostable packaging range is currently in market and available throughout Australia.
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