APCO releases Collective Impact Report

Thursday, 25 November, 2021

APCO releases Collective Impact Report

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has released its ‘Collective Impact Report’, a critical analysis of the progress towards the 2025 National Packaging Targets. It was launched during the inaugural APCO Collective Impact Summit.

The report makes recommendations for companies to follow in order to reach the targets, which have been developed to see the institution of a circular economy for packaging. This would involve a sustainable system of recycling, reuse and careful ingredient replacement that will lead to a more environmentally friendly packaging industry.

Three specific recommendations introduced in the report are for the use of packaging designed with circularity in mind, improvement for the collection and recycling of materials, and the expansion of markets for the reuse of packaging.

“The core message of this report is clear — if we are going to achieve the 2025 National Packaging Targets, we all need to do more and the time to act is now. We have seen fantastic progress so far towards the Targets, but we must accelerate our efforts if we are to be successful by 2025,” said Brooke Donnelly, APCO CEO.

“The gaps identified in the report require significant attention and we need to see a wholesale collaborative effort from actors across the supply chain to address these. It’s absolutely critical that businesses across every industry sector engage with this report and discuss within their organisations how they will work to address these gaps.

“Achieving the 2025 Targets is a significant challenge for Australia that requires all the system stakeholders to be working together and at their best to be successful.”

The full report can be read here.

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