Taking Action


No plastic should end up in landfill or our region’s natural environments. Only 18% of all plastic packaging in Australia gets recovered for future use, compared to 25% in New Zealand and 0.1% in the Pacific. By 2040, if we fail to act, the volume of plastic on the market will double, the annual volume of plastic entering the ocean will almost triple, and ocean plastic stocks will quadruple. The importance of plastic reduction and elimination has never been more apparent, given the growing impact on our ecosystems and wildlife. ANZPAC is taking action through:

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.

As part of the Plastics Pact Global Network, ANZPAC will:

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