AU white papers - sustainable design and soft plastics

25 April 2017

The Australian Packaging Covenant (APC) has produced two white papers that explore the barriers to packaging sustainability and opportunities to innovate and influence.
The sustainable design paper includes recommendations to implement common metrics for the Sustainable Packaging Guidelines (SPGs), evidence-based disposal labelling, encouraged recycled content use, and a facilitation of cross-sectorial collaboration. The soft plastics paper includes recommendations to foster and develop end-markets to increase the value of recovered soft plastics and the standardisation of recovery options across material recovery facilities to enable kerbside disposal (News Item APC, 31 March 2017).
Click here for the news item.
Click here for the white paper Sustainable Design (321 kB).
Click here for the white paper Soft Plastics Circular Economy (345 kB).
Click here for more information about the NVC E-Workshop Sustainable Innovation in Packaging.
Click here for more information about the NVC Project PUMA: the end of packaging as an environmental issue. You are welcome to join us for the next project meeting on 4 April 2018.

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