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 a consensus of proposed 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 a consensus of proposed 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 a consensus of proposed 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, delivered in partnership with Greenlife Industry Australia (GIA) will establish a national recovery program for polypropylene plant packaging. 

  • In FY20, Australian plant producers grew more than 2.2 billion plants
  • It is estimated that 15,600 tonnes of PP plant packaging is sold in the Australian market annually, equating to almost 10% of all PP packaging.
  • Current recycling of PP plant packaging is estimated to be below 1,000 tonnes per annum.

The Oil Bottles Product Stewardship Program will design and implement a national scheme to collect and recycle used plastic motor oil containers.

  • In 2019, an estimated 20.7 million oil containers were used in Australia.
  • Over 3000 tonnes of contaminated, hazardous waste was disposed of into landfill, causing significant harm to human health and the environment.