Amcor plc

07/28/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/27/2021 17:38

Amcor commercial partnership to bring compostable packaging to ANZ

Under the new partnership, Amcor will collaborate with TIPA to locally manufacture, supply, and distribute their trademarked and certified compostable solutions in ANZ. The packaging produced by this partnership will be compostable either at home or via municipal collection.

The new high-performance compostable films and laminate offerings complement Amcor's existing compostable range, Nature+, enabling new solutions for bakery, meat and fresh produce customers.

Performing like conventional plastic, the compostable films and laminates can be disposed of using existing composting infrastructure, decomposing back into soil like organic waste, and are all certified either 'home compostable' and 'compostable' according to industry-wide standards.

Simon Roy, Vice President and General Manager, Amcor Flexibles Australia & New Zealand commented 'We are constantly looking at new ways to bring innovative sustainable solutions to ANZ, ensuring all our packaging is recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025. Whilst compostable packaging will never be the whole answer, we are working with TIPA to understand and evaluate its use in particular packaging segments.'

Michael Hanratty, VP of Strategic Operations & Business Development at TIPA 'We are very excited to be working with Amcor to take this major step forward together, enabling our compostable solutions to be made available in Australia and New Zealand.'

To learn more about Amcor's collaborations to increase recycling rates, visit our sustainability partnerships page.