BUILDING A CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR PLASTICS, WHERE IT NEVER BECOMES WASTE OR POLLUTION

The Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Islands Plastics Pact (ANZPAC) is a collaborative solution that brings together key players behind a shared vision of a circular economy for plastic, where plastic never becomes waste or pollution. Together, through shared knowledge, investment and industry led innovation we will implement solutions tailored to remote and regional communities in the ANZPAC region.


ANZPAC 2025 REGIONAL PLASTICS TARGETS

Members work together towards four ambitious and concrete Targets

TARGET 1

Eliminate unnecessary and problematic plastic packaging through redesign, innovation and alternative (reuse) delivery models.

TARGET 2

100% of plastic packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.

TARGET 3

Increase plastic packaging collected and effectively recycled by at least 25% for each geography within the ANZPAC region.

TARGET 4

Average of 25% recycled content in plastic packaging across the region.


GLOBAL NETWORK

CONNECTING GLOBAL EFFORTS

The ANZPAC Plastics Pact is part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s (EMF) global Plastics Pact Network, an international effort to address plastic pollution. This network provides a consistent approach for international supply chains to deal with plastic waste traveling across borders.

Plastics Pacts help businesses, governments, and NGOs work together to create a circular economy for plastics, where plastic never becomes waste or pollution. The EMF’s global Plastics Pact Network unites over 800+ organisations from around the world, including Pacts in the United Kingdom (UK), the United States (US), France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Chile, South Africa, Canada, Poland, and Kenya.

REGIONAL LENS

ANZPAC is a regional Plastics Pact delivered by the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO). With strong relationships in government, industry associations, academia, business, and the community sector, APCO has over 20-years’ experience in bringing people and businesses together to deliver collaborative, multi-stakeholder projects. APCO worked closely with EMF to develop the program, with EMF continuing to support ANZPAC in an advisory role to enhance APCO’s hands-on experience working on the ground in the region.

By combining their expertise and resources, ANZPAC, APCO and EMF drive innovation, research, and collaboration to transform the plastic packaging system, create a more sustainable future, and reduce the environmental impact of plastic packaging.


GOVERNANCE

CLEAR & TRANSPARENT GOVERNANCE

To ensure the whole region has an active voice in shaping and governing ANZPAC, a senior steering committee of industry experts has been established to oversee the program. The ANZPAC Collective Action Group (ACAG) is a team of leading industry, government, and civil society representatives from across the supply chains in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. ACAG Members are highly experienced, committed to achieving positive environmental outcomes and willing to collaborate.