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Recycled content goal revised by APCO

May 19, 2020

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation has recently revised up the national targets for recycled content in packaging materials from 30% to 50% - and we have got just the product for you.

Our Recycled Paper Carry Bags were only introduced recently, but are made from recycled paper fibre and provide a truly sustainable packaging option.

Creating demand for recycled content is a key part of promoting recycling.

In order to truly contribute to a circular economy, recycled content must have an end market, or else it doesn’t have a value, and there is no incentive to recycle products.

In order to create this end market – there must be demand.

We are helping to create demand for recycling, by introducing our newest range of Recycled Paper Carry Bags.

APCO national packaging targets

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation set key national targets for packaging as part of an overarching goal to have all packaging be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.

One of these targets is the use of recycled content in packaging materials, and while it previously sat at 30%, it has now been revised up to 50%.

This change occurred after the previous year of bench-mark testing saw that already packaging products were hitting the goal of containing around 30% recycled content, achieved through high levels of glass and paper recycling.

And while the revised content is about especially targeting the recycling of plastic, new guidelines released by APCO present paper packing with its own target of 60% recycled content by 2025.

Check out our range of Recycled Paper Carry Bags.

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