The Australian Government has joined business leaders to announce new targets to reduce packaging waste and improve recycling in Australia.
At a meeting convened by the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) and hosted by Pact Group in Melbourne, Minister for the Environment Melissa Price joined leaders from packaging, retail, logistics, manufacturing, recycling and waste management businesses in a pledge to better manage packaging waste.
Companies and organisations supporting the pledge include Aldi, ALGA, Amcor, Australia Post, Boomerang Alliance, Chep, Close the Loop, Coca-Cola Amatil, Coles, Detmold, Goodman Fielder, Lion, Metcash, Nestlé, Orora, Pact Group, Planet Ark, Redcycle, Simplot, Suez, Tetra Pak, Unilever, Veolia, Visy and Woolworths.
The 2025 National Packaging Waste Target builds on commitments made by Commonwealth, state and territory environment ministers and the president of the Australian Local Government Association in April this year to set a sustainable path for Australia’s recyclable waste.
The 2025 national packaging waste targets are:
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