Recently, all plastic bags of Australia Post have been recycled, fulfilling the commitment made at the National Plastic summit in March 2020.
Australia Post has stopped using primary plastics in core packaging products, which has played an important role in implementing the third "national packaging target" of 2025 (the average 50% of packaging is recyclable ingredients).
Susan Mizrahi, chief sustainability officer of Australia Post, said that using recyclable plastic bags is a better choice for the environment. Australia Post has been committed to reducing environmental impact and promoting the development of circular economy. Every year, millions of Australia Post and startrack brand bags are used and mailed by customers. Therefore, the use of renewable plastics in these bags can help individual and business users reduce their impact on the environment. The use of renewable plastics not only increases the use of renewable materials and promotes the recycling of plastic packaging, but also reduces greenhouse gas emissions, the use of non renewable resources and the consumption of water resources.
Australia Post's goal is to provide customers with a variety of packaging options to meet their different needs and expectations. At present, Australia Post is converting more than 200 kinds of plastic bags into recyclable plastic bags.
Since 2011, Australia Post has been a member of the Australian packaging contract organization (APCO), working with other enterprises and governments to actively implement environmental protection measures to achieve the "national packaging goal