As a part of the 2020 Australasian Packaging Conference Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environment Management, the Hon Trevor Evans MP, and APCO were launching “Our Packaging Future”, the new strategic framework outlining how Australia will deliver the 2025 National Packaging Targets.
We are pleased to advise that the launch of this framework has now been converted to a virtual webinar session on Wednesday 1 April, which will include discussion from Minister Evans, Dr Helen Lewis and APCO CEO Brooke Donnelly, plus a Q&A session.
About Our Packaging Future: Of the 5.5 million tonnes of packaging material placed on the market annually, 88% is currently recyclable. However just 49% is recovered for use in future applications, with the remainder ending up in landfill, or litter on land and in our oceans. Our Packaging Future combines data and insights from more than 200 authors and contributors, to identify the current critical challenges contributing to this gap. It then maps the strategies required to move away from our current “take, make and waste” approach to managing packaging. The strategies address issues of packaging design, improved collection and recycling systems, and expanded markets for used packaging, and provide a systemic, whole of environment approach to building Australia’s sustainable packaging future.
To register your attendance for the launch webinar, please click here…
Dial-in details will be circulated on the day of the webinar to those who have registered.
Please note this webinar will take place between 2:00pm – 3:15pm AEDT.