The schedule of priority projects for the 2020/21 financial year for the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) was launched last week on the weekly APCO Community Webinar.
According to APCO CEO, Brooke Donnelly, the schedule has been developed to drive targeted progress towards the 2025 National Packaging Targets, the 23 projects cover priority areas including re-use, recycling, composting, recycled content uptake and the phase out of problematic, single-use plastics.
She said that the program was developed in consultation with, and will be overseen by, APCO’s 2020 Working Groups – a community of 160 participants, representing the entire packaging supply chain. The working groups, comprising National Packaging Targets Implementation, Design, Systems and Education, and Material Circularity, will each be responsible for the delivery of several projects structured across the next financial year.
Meanwhile, all projects connect with the strategies outlined in Our Packaging Future, the framework for how Australia will deliver the 2025 Targets.
“This comprehensive program of projects has been designed to support Australia’s collective effort as we transition to a circular economy for packaging. Over the next year, the APCO working groups will work collaboratively to address these issues and develop a range of strategies, materials and resources to ensure Australia’s supply chain is fully equipped to deliver the 2025 National Packaging Targets,” Donnelly explained.