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Major companies sign ‘radical’ deal to drastically reduce plastic waste by 2025

Major supermarket chains and multinational brands are among more than 60 organisations to sign up to a long-awaited pact to reduce plastic waste across Australia and the region.

The pact aims to by 2025 drastically reduce the amount of plastic waste from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, ending up in landfills and the ocean.

They are pledging to reach four targets by 2025: 

  • eliminating unnecessary packaging
  • making all plastic packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable
  • increasing the amount of plastic packaging collected to 25 per cent
  • increasing the amount of recycled content used to make packaging to 25 per cent

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