ABA joins ANZPAC Plastics Pact

Alcohol Beverages Australia has joined the Australia New Zealand and Pacific Islands (ANZPAC) Plastics Pact to support its goal to meet newly announced national and regional 2025 plastic reduction targets.

The ANZPAC Plastics Pact (ANZPAC) unites businesses, policymakers and NGOs behind a shared vision of a circular economy for plastic, where it never becomes waste or pollution. ANZPAC is the 11th Plastics Pact to join the global Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Plastics Pact Network eliminating unnecessary and problematic plastic packaging.

ABA Chief Executive Andrew Wilsmore said the alcohol beverage industry takes its commitment to sustainability seriously.

“Focusing on sustainability and technology is an important pillar of the Australian Alcohol Beverages’ 2030 Vision,” said Mr. Wilsmore. “As a full value chain sector, we are striving to be world leaders with investment strategies focused on sustainable practices, from renewable energy to packaging sustainability and innovative ways to manage waste.

“Showing our support for the ANZPAC Plastics Pact is an important part of meeting the challenge of a true circular economy.”

ANZPAC Members will work towards four clear, actionable targets by 2025:

  • Eliminate unnecessary and problematic plastic packaging through redesign, innovation and alternative (reuse) delivery models.
  • 100 per cent of plastic packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025.
  • Increase plastic packaging collected and effectively recycled by 25 per cent for each geography within the ANZPAC region.
  • Average of 25 per cent recycled content in plastic packaging across the region.

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