In a strategic move aimed at strengthening the Australian and New Zealand packaging landscape, the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) have jointly announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The agreement signifies a collaborative effort to align sustainable packaging practices throughout industry.
The circular economy is an innovative and sustainable approach gaining momentum worldwide, including in Australia. By redefining the traditional linear "take, make, dispose" model, the circular economy seeks to keep resources in use for as long as possible, extracting maximum value from products, materials, and resources while minimizing waste.
Because sales of Big Macs and fries go up if consumers think they are compensating for their high calorie, high salt meal with a soda that’s been made without sugar. The guilt of the poor meal decision is balanced out somehow by the ‘healthier’ drink.
If Australia “gets organics recycling right”, we have a good chance of meeting our national and state objectives for waste reduction and recycling, landfill reduction, and carbon reduction. If we do not get it right, we will not achieve those targets and the successful transition to a circular economy, unlikely.