Recovery Strategies

Compostable Label Study

With interest in more sustainable alternatives to single-use plastics growing, Edge was commissioned by the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation investigate the opportunity to develop a compostable material label for use in Australia.

The project included a scan of international best practice, as well as extensive stakeholder engagement with the bioplastics industry, commercial composting facilities and the grocery sector. The research identified synergies between Australian standards and existing international programs, and proposed a roadmap for the development of a local approach. The work also identified some critical barriers that need to be overcome for a scheme to be successful, including improved collection and processing infrastructure.




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