Amcor, among the top five largest packaging companies in the world by revenue, is mostly involved in flexible and rigid plastic packaging for the food and beverage sector. In 2016, it had a revenue of USD 9.4 billion, 68% of which came from flexible packaging. We were commissioned by them to analyse the challenges and opportunities for collection and circularity of post-consumer flexible packaging in Asia. The report:
“The report revealed that greater interventions are required to address increasing post-consumer flexible packaging waste in Asia… effort must include a multi-stakeholder approach including participation from local government, embrace source segregation, support material recovery facilities and, ensure a financially viable end solution” Packaging Business Review
This series of research reports for six of the largest countries in Southeast Asia – Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia aims to provide key insights, pioneering baseline metrics and strategic recommendations to enable the packaging and consumer goods industry in Southeast Asia to move towards creating a circular economy specifically in PET bottles and aluminium cans.
Ocean Conservancy works together with their partners to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges. For more than 40 years, Ocean Conservancy has championed science-based solutions to protect ocean ecosystems. Their work guides policy and engages people in protecting the ocean, its wildlife, and communities that depend on it.
This report has been produced through funding from the Global Environment Facility as part of the project “Addressing Marine Plastics—A Systemic Approach” that is implemented by UN Environment in partnership with Ocean Conservancy, the New Plastics Economy Initiative of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and GRID Arendal (GEF Project ID No. 9681).