Campbell Arnott's awarded for sustainability efforts

Monday, 03 September, 2018

Campbell Arnott's awarded for sustainability efforts

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation’s (APCO) annual awards in Sydney recognised 14 Australian companies from different industries for their commitment to sustainable packaging, one of which was Campbell Arnott’s Australia.

The company took home the 2018 awards for the Food and Beverage Sector and Outstanding Achievement in Packaging Design. As well as introducing mandatory sustainability training with its internal packaging team, Campbell Arnott’s converted over 1400 tonnes of tertiary packaging from bleached white board to higher recycled content domestic brown board, closing the loop on paper and corrugated board recycling.

Other food and beverage finalists included: Nestlé Australia for its long-term packaging sustainability initiatives that saw it save over 2800 tonnes of packaging in the Oceania region over the last 10 years; Smith’s Snackfood and Sakata Rice Snacks Australia for saving 7.4 tonnes of flexible film, 19.2 tonnes of polymer and 4.8 tonnes of stretch wrap in the last year alone; Mountain Bread for reviewing packaging design and using suppliers who use recyclable materials; and Fonterra Brands, which participates in several industry sustainability committees and works closely with suppliers and partners to develop a complete life cycle approach to packaging.

“All the winners and finalists of the 2018 APCO Awards have demonstrated that no matter where their business sits within the packaging supply chain, there is always opportunity for positive change. This year, we wanted to celebrate the industry members and key stakeholders who are leading the way in packaging sustainability,” said APCO CEO Brooke Donnelly.

Donnelly said industry collaboration is important in achieving the national target of making all packaging 100% re-usable, recyclable or compostable by 2025 and commended the organisations leading the way.

“We look forward to continuing to work with them in close partnership, in order to share the innovation, learning and insights required to build a circular economy here in Australia.”

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