18. Mar 2021
The Australian Government’s pledge to ensure 100 percent of packaging will be recyclable, compostable or reusable by 2025 is confirmation that the times have changed Down Under.
The country also recently launched its first National Plastics Plan under which, among other things, EPS loose packaging fill and food and containers will be phased out by 2022, as will PVC packaging labels. Plastic packaging products with additive fragmentable technology that do not meet relevant compostable standards will also be eliminated by 2022.
The compostable materials market in the entire Austalasian region has boomed in recent years as consumers continue to seek out sustainable alternatives to conventional plastic.
In response, compostable packaging producer TIPA is stepping up its activities in the Australian and New Zealand markets with an expert new hire.
New Sales Director for Australia and New Zealand, Richard Fernandez, joins the team with extensive experience in flexible film, food packaging and eco-friendly strategies
Fernandez will lead TIPA’s expansion into Australia and New Zealand, generating partnerships with brands across the entire packaging supply chain transitioning to compostable packaging.
Richard Fernandez said: “Australia has set ambitious targets to reduce the amount of plastic packaging being used, and we have seen strong consumer interest in compostable alternatives. TIPA’s technology is primed to meet this demand, and will be particularly successful due to the efficient composting infrastructure already in place.”
TIPA’s packaging solutions offer high-performance compostable films and laminates that perform like conventional plastic but can be disposed of using existing composting infrastructure, decomposing back into the soil like organic waste. Its materials are readily available to food and fashion businesses in the ANZ markets.
“Richard brings a wealth of experience in business development and flexible packaging that will be invaluable to this expansion,” commented Daphna Nissenbaum, CEO and Co-Founder of TIPA. “TIPA is leading commercial developments and compostable solutions on a global scale, and we are excited to expand into the Australian and New Zealand markets which are already showing strong demand for compostable materials.