The issue our region is faced with is a signficant amount of plastic waste going to landfill or worse into our natural environments. By 2040, if we fail to act, the amount of plastic on the market will double, the annual amount of plastic entering the ocean will nearly triple, and ocean plastic volume will quadruple . ANZPAC is intervening to ensure our region makes positive improvements in the plastics space.
Lead by the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO), the ANZPAC Plastics Pact has joined the Plastics Pact Network run by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a proven effective model.
The Plastics Pact Network is a global community made up of several countries including the UK, Chile, Portugal and The Netherlands, who are driven to address the international plastics issue we are faced with, and ultimately, accelerate the transition to a global circular economy for plastic. It is a community that offers a unique platform for exchanging learnings, insights and best practices at a global level, with the objective of collaboratively achieving specified targets and seeing changes in our relationship with plastics.