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Australia’s One Harvest Denounces Plastic Packaging

Australia’s One Harvest Denounces Plastic Packaging


Australia’s One Harvest Denounces Plastic Packaging

One Harvest, Australia’s leading salad manufacturer, has taken a crucial step towards sustainability. Looking towards the future, the organisation has announced that they aim to transform all of their plastic packagings to recyclable, reusable or compostable materials by 2025. Since this organisation is an active member of the ANZAC Plastic Pact, they will attempt to unite with key players in order to bring about a life change or switch when it comes to plastic.

Together through shared knowledge, investment and industry lead innovation the Pact will implement solutions tailored to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands region.

As a member of the ANZPAC Plastics Pact, by 2025 One Harvest is committed to achieving four key goals set out by the Pact.
These Include:

  • Eliminating unnecessary and problematic packaging through redesign, innovation and alternative delivery models
  • 100% of plastic packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025
  • Increase plastic packaging collected and effectively recycled by at least 25 per cent for each geography within the ANZPAC region
  • Averaging 25 per cent recycled content in plastic packaging across the region.

While plastic has given ample opportunities to create new and innovative products and recipe formats for customers that can stay fresh for days longer than before, however there is a need to act now. In the past year, One Harvest have implemented a number of initiatives across our 4 sites to eliminate problematic plastics and have re-engineered through in house technologies to reduce and optimise our current packaging formats. The business continues to increase the level of post-consumer recycled packaging in numerous packaging designs.

One Harvest estimates that in Australia, only 18% of all plastic packaging is recovered for future use and that by 2040 if we fail to act, the volume of plastic in the market will double and the annual volume of plastic entering our oceans will almost triple. The solution begins with a consistent approach across global supply chains, moving from a linear approach to a circular economy for plastic in which it never becomes waste or pollution.