Making It Happen


The ANZPAC Plastics Pact joins the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s global Plastics Pact Network, a strategically aligned response to plastic waste and pollution, that enables vital knowledge sharing and coordinated action. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s global Plastics Pact Network is a community that unites 550+ organisations across 11 Plastics Pacts around the world. 

The Plastics Pact network is active in the UK, the US, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Chile, South Africa, Canada and Poland. The European Plastics Pact was the first regional initiative to join the network in March 2020, and ANZPAC follows suit as the second regional Pact in the network.


ANZPAC is delivered by the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s global Plastics Pact Network. APCO worked closely with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and WRAP UK to develop the program, with the Foundation continuing to support ANZPAC in an advisory role to enhance APCO’s hands-on experience working on the ground in the region. With strong relationships in government, industry associations, academia, business and the community sector, APCO brings a 20-year track record of bringing people together to deliver collaborative, multi-stakeholder projects.


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.

Working towards a circular economy for plastics, Members of ANZPAC


Innovate to drive initiatives for plastics that are reusable, recyclable and compostable, as well as eliminate problematic and unnecessary plastic packaging.


Invest to build and scale circular solutions for sectors through material specific, packaging, product and business model projects.


Share knowledge and collaborate on key issues, harmonising and aligning research for circular plastics in the region.

Part of the Plastics Pact
Global Network,


Coordinate and align all stakeholders to support and work towards a clear and consistent vision.
Commit to working collaboratively towards national and regional Plastics Pact targets.
Build a roadmap for how the region will reach them.
Measure and track progress through annual reporting.
Co-design and implement pioneer initiatives, activities and solutions across the region.
Share knowledge and experiences, and learn from regional, national and global experts.

The ANZPAC Plastics Pact is the first in the Oceania region and joins the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s ten launched Pacts. Plastics Pacts are a unique opportunity to tackle plastic waste and pollution by bringing together businesses, governments, and NGOs to work towards a common vision of a circular economy for plastics.


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