Packaging is changing in 2025…are you ready?
Packaging as you know it is changing in 2025 and National Packaging Targets have been implemented to deliver a new and sustainable approach to packaging. The 2025 National Packaging Targets are supported by the Australian government and industry bodies, and apply to all packaging made, used, and sold within Australia
2025 Packaging Targets
Target 1: 100% reusable, recyclable, or compostable packaging
The first step to reducing waste and achieving a circular economy is ensuring all packaging items can be reused, recycled, or composted. This target ensures that by 2025 all packaging meets one of these three eco-friendly characteristics
Target 2: 70% of plastic packaging is being recycled or composted
Plastic packaging has some of the lowest recovery rates of any material. This target aims to significantly improve the volume of plastic packaging that is successfully recycled or composted for future use
The 2025 targets require Australians to change the way we create, collect, and recover product packaging and is an essential step on Australia’s journey towards a circular economy for packaging. APCO has set our four main packaging targets, and these are as follows.
Target 3: 50% of average recycled content is included in packaging
Recycling isn’t truly complete until packaging is successfully recovered and used again as recycled content. This target aims to ensure that 50% of recycled content is reused in packaging.
Target 4: Phase out of problematic and unnecessary single-use plastics packaging
Phasing out problematic and unnecessary single-use plastic packaging is essential to shift Australian’s away from single-use disposable plastic packaging to more durable reusable and recyclable packaging.
Signet’s Eco Journey
As a signatory to APCO, we are on a journey with many Australian businesses to achieve the 2025 National Packaging Targets.
We are committed to reducing waste and achieving a circular economy by providing our customers with environmentally friendly packaging and solutions that have minimal impact on the environment. We have created an eco-friendly packaging range where each product holds environmental characteristics such as compostable, recyclable, reusable and biodegradable to help our customers choose packaging that positively impacts their business and the environment. Below is a breakdown of each environmental characteristics of the products within this range.
Through TPO Signet helped Australia’s leading grocery retailer Metcash, reduce plastic usage by over 100 tonnes by optimising their pallet wrap while increasing efficiency by 42%.
To find out more about Signet’s range of eco-friendly packaging, contact our team on 13 7446 or visit signet.net.au.