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Online presentation: Transitioning to the Circular Economy for Packaging in Australia
Source:APCO    Author:    Date:15.Sep.2022

At the 10th Edition CPRJ Plastics in Packaging Conference and Showcase held on 8 September in Shanghai, China, Janell Siek, Sustainable Packaging Manager at Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO), shared the online presentation “Transitioning to the Circular Economy for Packaging in Australia”.

 

Janell Siek mentioned that the industry has to realize that recycling and composting are not the only ways to achieve circularity. To fully realize circular economy, plastic packaging should be designed for reuse after end-of-life in mind, and material loss should be reduced during each recycling process.

 

She also highlighted then principles in design and sourcing to support packaging sustainability, including Design for Resource Recovery, Elimination of Toxic and Hazardous materials, Use of Recycled Materials, Use of Renewable Materials, Design for Transportation Efficiency, etc.


Read the news report on the 10th Edition CPRJ Plastics in Packaging Conference and Showcase here.


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