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APCO has its sights clearly set on 2025 targets

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has developed a priority schedule of 23 projects for the 2020/21 financial year, 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.

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.

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,” APCO, CEO Brooke Donnelly said.

The webinar which ran yesterday August 5 covered the hot topic of reusable packaging in the COVID-19 world. Other August webinars will include the role of packaging in minimising food waste, a look into the work being delivered to drive greater industry demand for recycled content and a preview of APCO’s new National Consumer Education Campaign.

Speakers for August’s webinars include RED Group founder Liz Kasell, ReturnR and CEO, Jamie Forsyth Bailliard, TerraCycle Australia and New Zealand, general manager and Natures Organics senior manager Brent Vrdoljak.