Scrunching the Issue of Soft Plastics - Waste Management Review

A comprehensive article from the Waste Management Review on soft plastic recycling in Australia.

Key points in the article include:


·      Can we achieve the goal for 2025 set out by the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation?

·      Soft Plastics are considered 1 of 5 problematic packaging materials in the waste recovery stream. The others are: glass, expanded polystyrene, polymer-coated cardboard and biodegradable/compostable packaging.

·      Why modern food packaging requires multiple layers of plastic film, the advantages to consumers and disadvantages to resource recovery.

·      The recoverability overall of soft plastics via chemical processing and technologies such as waste-to-energy, and why this matters when we consider the future of a circular manufacturing system.