Taking Action

ANZPAC
WORKSTREAMS

ANZPAC and its Members have committed to achieving four ambitious and concrete Regional Plastics Targets by 2025. To deliver on the work needed to reach these targets, three focused Workstreams have been established. ANZPAC Workstreams are vehicles for meaningful change and system-wide impact. Each ANZPAC Workstream is a collaborative platform where Members hold strategic discussions, learn from peers, access experts and contribute to projects supporting the ANZPAC program direction.

Effective Recovery Systems


Objective: Deliver outcomes to support achieving ANZPAC Regional Plastics Target 3 – Increase plastic packaging collected and effectively recycled by 25% for each geography within the ANZPAC region.

Circular Design & Recycled Content

Objective: Deliver outcomes to support achieving ANZPAC Regional Plastics Targets 1 and 4. By leveraging member industry and supply chain expertise, this group focuses on eliminating unnecessary and problematic plastics and the increased use of recycled content in plastic packaging across the region.

New Business Models & End-Markets


Objective: Deliver outcomes to support achieving ANZPAC Regional Plastics Target 2 – 100% of plastic packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025.


DELIVERING
PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP

ANZPAC has received funding under the National Product Stewardship Investment Fund to develop and deliver two Australian industry-led national product stewardship programs. Both two-year projects have been designed to shift away from an organisational product stewardship perspective towards a broader sectoral view. Read the media release >>

The Polypropylene Plant Packaging Recycling (PoPPr) Program was delivered in partnership with Greenlife Industry Australia (GIA). 

The Project has delivered:

  • a situational analysis and business case demonstrating strong stakeholder support for a national scheme.
  • a successful Pilot Program and capturing key operational and financial details for product stewardship scheme design.
  • an assessment alternative scheme options and the cost benefits for a national scheme.
  • a co-designed and industry supported product stewardship framework.

A strong industry led action, leveraging the output of the PoPPr project, means an effective EPR program for plastic plant packaging is now in place / being implemented.

The Oil Containers Product Stewardship Project is working with industry to design an effective and efficient model for a comprehensive, industry-funded product stewardship scheme for oil containers.

  • In 2021, over 47 million oil containers were used in the automotive industry in Australia. This number is expected to be higher when considering the full range of lubricant oil across industries.
  • Preventing over 5,500 tonnes of this contaminated, hazardous waste from being disposed of into landfill will reduce the impact on human health and the environment.