Today, only 16% of all plastic packaging in Australia gets recovered for future use, compared to 25% in New Zealand and 0.1% in the Pacific. These low recovery rates mean that significant volumes of plastic waste end up in landfill, is burned or enter our natural environments.
To deliver meaningful change on plastics, our region needs a significant intervention that coordinates and unites all stakeholders behind a clear and consistent approach. ANZPAC provides this framework and seeks to address the international nature of the issues related to managing plastic packaging, by providing a consistent approach for plastic waste already travelling across our borders.
ANZPAC represents a true collaboration, bringing together Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Island nations to strive toward a common vision with a concrete set of ambitious regional targets.