Pact Group wins prestigious Circular Economy Award

2 May 2024

Pact has won the Circular Economy Award at this year’s Chemistry Australia Industry Awards for our plan to recycle the equivalent of half a billion used milk bottles a year and turn them into new milk bottles and other packaging.

The prestigious Circular Economy award.

The used milk bottles and other dairy containers are collected from household recycling bins and then processed at the Pact-operated Circular Plastics Australia (CPA) mixed plastics recycling plant in the Melbourne suburb of Laverton.

The CPA facility, which is a joint venture with Cleanaway Waste Management, opened earlier this year and can recycle up to 20,000 tonnes of used high density polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene (PP) packaging each year at full operational capacity. This equates to around half a billion 2L milk bottles.

The recycled resin will be used at our packaging manufacturing facilities in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth which are being upgraded to enable an increase in the use of recycled content used to make HDPE milk bottles and dramatically reduce the need for virgin plastic.

Congratulations to the team at the CPA recycling plant and all the packaging manufacturing teams making milk bottles at our facilities around Australia.

Sales Manager Geoff Harvey accepting the award.

Pact sales team and customers enjoy the night.


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