How do the 2025 National Packaging Targets affect you?

The sustainable packaging workshop will demonstrate why every business has a role to play in sustainable development.

The Australian Institute of Packaging’s sustainable packaging workshop is set to cover the 2025 National Packaging Targets and how the changes are challenging the entire supply chain.

In September 2018, Australia’s 2025 National Packaging Targets were announced at a milestone industry event convened by the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO).

These targets build on commitments made in April 2018 by Commonwealth, state and territory environment ministers and the president of the Australian Local Government Association to set a sustainable path for Australia’s recyclable waste.

The 2025 National Packaging Targets are:

  • 100 per cent of all Australia’s packaging will be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025 or earlier
  • 70 per cent of Australia’s plastic packaging will be recycled or composted by 2025
  • 30 per cent average recycled content will be included across all packaging by 2025
  • Problematic and unnecessary single-use plastic packaging will be phased out through design, innovation or introduction of alternatives

Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) executive director Nerida Kelton told INCLEAN anyone interested in learning more about the 2025 National Packaging Targets and how it might affect their business should attend the workshop.

“By attending you will gain a clearer understanding about the 2025 National Packaging Targets and how the changes are challenging the entire supply chain,” she said. “The session will also allow you to better understand how every business has a role to play in sustainable development.”

The session, Understand the 2025 National Packaging Targets and the move to Sustainable Packaging: The impact on the waste and cleaning industries, will be held on Wednesday, 23 October.

The technical seminar will be designed as an interactive panel discussion so attendees can understand the challenges and changes faced across the entire supply chain.

Expert speakers will include:

  • Barry Cosier, sustainability director, Australian Food and Grocery Council;
  • Kurt Palmer, director, Australian Industrial Ecology Network (AIEN);
  • Keith Chessell FAIP, AIP board member, Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO),
  • Michael Vandertop, managing director Rhima Australia and;
  • Simon Van Leuven MAIP, managing director, Vanden Recycling.

Event details:

Date: Wednesday, 23 October

Location:  Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Time: 9.00am – 10.30am


$20 + GST AIP members and ISSA members
$30 +GST non-members

For more information or to register, click here

To register for the ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene, click here. For more information about the event or to book a stand, contact Samantha Ewart on 02 8586 6106 or email

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