Australia Post satchels to be made from recycled plastic

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National postal services provider Australia Post’s plastic satchel range will be made from 100% recycled content by 2021.

The announcement was made at the National Plastics Summit in Canberra opened by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday, March 2.

Nicole Sheffield, executive general manager community and consumer at Australia Post, said the commitment underlines the postal operator’s drive toward a sustainable future.

“Australia Post continues to incorporate sustainable design principles in the development of our packaging, as we reduce greenhouse gas emissions, non-renewable resource use and water consumption. As online shopping grows, Australia Post is focused on reducing the quantity of non-recycled packaging that moves through our network,” Sheffield said.

Australia Post joined major customer Country Road to launch its first recycled plastic satchel in December 2019. The satchel is made of recycled plastic, and Australia Post aims to provide a range of packaging options for customers.

In 2019, Australia Post teamed up with REDCycle to offer customers access to more than 1,800 soft plastic recycling points at major supermarkets.

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