Paintback, the industry-led initiative designed to divert unwanted paint and packaging from ending up in landfill and vital waterways, has appointed Lucia Cade as chair of the board of industry leaders and experts.
It was while she watched a documentary at the University of New South Wales that revealed the impact that e-waste from western countries was having on the health of the population of African countries, that Celine El‑Khouri made a deep commitment to the WARR industry.
Chemistry Australia and its Plastics Stewardship Australia initiative have partnered with CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, to “transform plastic waste in Australia”.
This year, 45 organisations from across nine industry sectors have been recognised for their sustainable packaging innovation and leadership, including their dedication to meeting the 2025 National Packaging Targets.
Container deposit schemes (CDS) are reducing the number of eligible containers in our existing kerbside recycling bins and creating new opportunities for recycling through the nation’s yellow lid recycling bins.
Under the Circular Economy pillar of its 2025 strategy, Officeworks has said it’s becoming a zero-waste business and will work towards repairing, repurposing, recycling 17,000 tonnes of unwanted products.
Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne have now all adopted FOGO (Food Organics, Garden Organics) collection from households, as a means of achieving the National 80 per cent diversion from landfill target (by 2030) and real greenhouse gas reductions. NSW regional Councils have been early adopters along with Penrith in Sydney.
Geofabrics has signed a multi-year partnership with Visy to reduce the number of plastic bottles going into landfill.
Coca-Cola Australia will reduce its plastic footprint by using frozen drink cups and lids made entirely from recycled plastic from 2021.
During the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) 2020 Conference which opened today, the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) released the program that maps the framework for measuring progress towards the 2025 National Packaging Targets.