Only a third of Australia's plastic waste gets recycled

12 February, 2020

Michael Cromer

Think News

A study commissioned by the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation finds only 32% of plastic waste is recovered and recycled

The study estimated of ALL packaging waste in Australia, only 56% was recycled. Of that, 72% of paper packaging was recycled, but only 32% of plastics. At THINK, we believe it is the responsibility of everyone in our industry to bring 100% recyclable thinking into the design of the products, packaging and displays we manufacture.

Fate of packaging waste flows through Australia

Comparison of key performance metrics

Source: APCO Packaging Material, Flow Analysis 2018, February 28, 2019


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