Australia Post has announced that 100 per cent of its plastic satchel range will be made from recycled content by 2021.
Making the announcement at the National Plastics Summit in Canberra, Executive General Manager Community and Consumer Nicole Sheffield said the commitment underlined the company’s drive towards a sustainable future.
“Australia Post continues to incorporate sustainable design principles in the development of our packaging, as we reduce greenhouse gas emissions, non-renewable resource use and water consumption,” she said.
“As online shopping grows, Australia Post is focused on reducing the quantity of non-recycled packaging that moves through our network.”
The announcement comes on the back of Australia Post joining with one of its major customers, Country Road, to launch its first recycled plastic satchel in December 2019.
“The new satchel is made of recycled plastic, sending a clear signal to the market that major Australian brands are committed to eliminating the use of virgin plastic across our packaging supply chain,” Ms Sheffield said.
Australia Post has been a signatory of the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation APCO since 2005, joining other major businesses and government to work towards the national packaging targets.