The Australian Dairy Sustainable Packaging Roadmap launched today with a target of 100 per cent reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025.

The roadmap was launched by the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO), Dairy Australia and Australian Dairy Products Federation.

Other key targets include collection and recycling systems available for all dairy packaging by 2025, 80 per cent of supermarket products to be labelled with the Australasian Recycling Label by December 2023, and 50 per cent average post-consumer recycled content across all dairy packaging by 2025.

Adrian Nel, Group Buying Director – Chiller and Alcohol, Aldi Australia said Aldi is proud to endorse the roadmap, a first-of-its-kind for the Australian dairy sector.

“Australia’s dairy sector has worked tirelessly to identify opportunities and challenges as well as outline strategies for improvement, and Aldi is excited to do our part in supporting the collective industry vision to establish a sustainable packaging future.”

The voluntary roadmap will work towards key packaging targets and outcomes by 2025, including the 2025 National Packaging Targets, the ADIC Dairy Sustainability Framework, the Australian Government’s National Waste Policy and corresponding Action Plan, and the National Plastics Plan.

Nel said that the roadmap’s targets and strategies are closely aligned with Aldi’s own Plastics and Packaging commitments, announced in 2019.

“This includes a goal to reduce plastic packaging across all own-branded products by 25 per cent by 2025 as well as achieving 100 per cent recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging by 2025. From the outset, Aldi recognised that we can only achieve these goals and have a collective impact by partnering closely with our suppliers.”

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