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National Packaging Covenant - Industry Perspectives NPCIA Presenter National Packaging Covenant Workshops – Adelaide 5 September, 2005 Overview NPCIA Implications of the Covenant Targets and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) Data Requirements Funding

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national packaging covenant industry perspectives

National Packaging Covenant - Industry Perspectives

NPCIA Presenter

National Packaging Covenant Workshops – Adelaide

5 September, 2005

National Packaging Covenant Industry Association

overview
Overview
  • NPCIA
  • Implications of the Covenant
  • Targets and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Data Requirements
  • Funding
  • Environmental Code of Practice for Packaging (ECoPP)

National Packaging Covenant Industry Association

npcia
NPCIA
  • All company signatories (over 600) are automatically members
  • Responsible for coordinating and managing industry contributions
  • Executive:
    • Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC)
    • Australian Industry Group (AiG)
    • Australian Retailers Association (ARA)
    • Beverage Industry Environment Council (BIEC)
    • Packaging Council of Australia (PCA)
    • Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association (PACIA)
  • Working closely with Australian Council of Recyclers (ACOR)

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implications of the covenant
Implications of the Covenant
  • Need to sign or re-sign by 30 September 2005
    • Funding contributions generally same as previously structured
    • Same process as before – contact NPCIA
  • 5-year framework for demonstrating product stewardship
    • Greater certainty for industry investment and action
    • Could mean EPR (extended producer responsibility), European-style packaging levies, etc. mandated if Covenant fails to achieve objectives
    • Mid-term review end 2008 – Short time to show results
  • Overarching targets – all sectors must work together
  • Data collection and reporting costly, but critical

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system wide targets all sectors must work together
System-wide targets – all sectors must work together
  • Industry
    • contribute funding
    • Action Plans
    • data
  • Government
    • enforce NEPM
    • match industry funding
    • communication, public education
    • lead by example – procurement, etc
  • Local government
    • increase participation, commitment

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key performance indicators kpis schedule 2
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) – Schedule 2
  • Significantly more robust data is required:
    • to ensure more accurate baseline measurement
    • to help show demonstrable progress against targets and KPIs.
  • 29 main KPIs, Industry directly responsible for 13
  • Annual Reports due to NPCC by 31 October each year
  • NPCIA will be compiling overall industry data and reporting to NPCC
    • NPCIA is seeking to develop an electronic reporting process to facilitate reporting for next year’s reporting timeframes
  • Use the Explanatory Notes for KPIs!

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kpis by industry sector
KPIs by Industry Sector
  • Individual brand owners – KPIs nos. 1, 6 (both are crucial!)
    • Total weight of consumer packaging (domestic & imported) sold per annum into the Australian market and the total weight of products packaged
      • 1A tonnes of packaging by material type by source (local or imported)
      • 1B tonnes of packaged product sold
      • 1C ratio of product to packaging (by weight)
    • Total weight, by type, of “non-recyclable” packaging sold per annum into the Australian market
      • 6A tonnage of “non-recyclable” packaging sold by material type and total
      • 6B total “non-recyclable” packaging as a % of total packaging sold

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kpis by industry sector continued
KPIs by Industry Sector (continued)
  • Individual packaging manufacturers – KPIs nos. 2, 5

2. Resources used to produce packaging, by material type:

- energy (megajoules)

- water (kilolitres)

      • 2A energy consumption in Megajoules (MJ) per tonne of packaging produced, by material type
      • 2B water consumption in Kilolitres (Kl) per tonne of packaging produced, by material type

5. Average annual percentage of recycled content incorporated into packaging manufactured (finished packaging) by material type

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kpis by industry sector continued9
KPIs by Industry Sector (continued)
  • Packaging supply chain – KPIs nos. 3, 4, 22 (all three are crucial!)
  • 3. Improvements in design, manufacture, marketing and distribution to minimise the environmental impacts of packaging
      • 3A examples of improvements and effects on minimising environmental impacts
      • 3B quantitative details of improvements should be provided where available
  • 4. Changes to protection, safety, hygiene, shelflife or supply chain considerations affecting amount & type of packaging
      • 4A changes affecting amount & type of packaging used with examples, and their associated impact on the amounts and types of packaging used.
      • 4B quantitative details should be provided where possible

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kpis by industry sector continued10
KPIs by Industry Sector (continued)
  • Packaging supply chain – continued
  • 22. formal adoption of ECoPP and developing systems for its implementation
      • 22A ECoPP has been formally adopted
      • 22B actions and commitments that demonstrate ECoPP implementation

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kpis by industry sector continued11
KPIs by Industry Sector (continued)
  • Individual recyclers & reprocessors – KPIs nos. 10, 18
  • 10. Total weight of recycled consumer packaging sold to end-users.
  • 18. Contamination rates in consumer packaging recovery systems (eg. kerbside, events, venues, public places, workplaces).
  • Note the KPI Explanatory Notes have transferred reporting responsibilities for these KPIs to other entities

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kpis by industry sector continued12
KPIs by Industry Sector (continued)
  • All signatories – KPIs nos. 16, 21, 26-29
  • 16. Providing recycling collection facilities for post-consumer packaging generated on-site, and details if facilities are provided
  • 21. Estimated tonnage of consumer packaging recycled and sent to landfill respectively, from on-site collection facilities (tonnes and % of total waste)
  • 26. Implementation of Buy Recycled purchasing policy or practices
  • 27. Establishment of baseline performance data
  • 28. Annual reporting against Action Plan
  • 29. Demonstrating improvement and achievements against individual targets & milestones

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funding arrangements schedule 6
Funding Arrangements – Schedule 6
  • Industry commitment to at least $15 million
    • $3M p.a. for each of 5 yrs
    • to recover and recycle used packaging
  • Still matched by Government
  • Contribution is a significant component of signatories’ Action Plans
    • funding contributions schedule the same as previous schedule for virtually all categories and levels of turnover

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industry funding contribution schedule
Industry Funding Contribution Schedule

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turnover definitions same as before
Turnover Definitions – same as before
  • Raw Material Supplier - Total sales of raw materials used in the manufacture of consumer packaging in Australia including industrial packaging.
  • Packaging Manufacturer/Household Paper Supplier - Total sales of packaging/household paper into consumer applications in Australia including Industrial packaging and sales for public events, e.g. for sporting events.
  • Packaging User - Total sales of packaged finished goods sold into the consumer marketplace in Australia, including industrial applications and sales for public events e.g. for sporting events.
  • Wholesaler/Retailer - Total sales of packaged finished goods.
  • Household Paper Supplier - Total sales of paper products for household use by manufacturer or distributor of such products.

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uses of covenant funding
Uses of Covenant Funding
  • Used differently than under the first Covenant
    • focus on Away from Home recycling, not just kerbside
    • primary focus on glass & paper, based on expected contribution to targets
  • Limitations:
    • cannot be used to subsidise prices or collection costs
    • must be economically viable
    • must represent good practice
  • Non-signatories can now apply for co-funded projects
  • Covenant Council and National Projects Group developing guidelines and Implementation Plan

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preliminary npg priority areas for funding
Preliminary NPG Priority Areas for Funding
  • Increased recovery from ‘Away From Home’ sources
  • Continued support for local government to adopt good practice kerbside and drop-off systems
  • Expansion of materials collected and/or market development for materials which are currently poorly recycled (eg PP, PS) as well as use of glass fines
  • Targeted public awareness initiatives to increase packaging recovery and reduce contamination
  • Improved data on system performance
  • Strategic litter reduction or prevention programs

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ecopp and guidelines schedule 5
ECoPP and Guidelines – Schedule 5
  • Little uptake to date
  • Revised & strengthened by NPCIA
    • involved active stakeholder engagement
    • Guidelines developed to assist implementation & assist decision making process
    • enforcement through Management Committee and referrals to NPCC
    • greater transparency
  • Recognises the role of packaging & promotes excellence in packaging:
    • minimum net impact on the environment, while
    • fully preserving the integrity of the product the packaging contains
  • Every industry signatory commits to adopt and implement ECoPP

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ecopp and guidelines continued
ECoPP and Guidelines (continued)
  • Comprehensive Approach:
    • evaluate environmental impacts of new & existing packaging
    • statement of general environmentally responsible design principles
    • Guidelines assist companies to implement Code principles
  • Remains an industry Code of Practice
  • Strongly linked with the Covenant, especially the Action Plan process
    • finding of non-conformance leads to NPCC referral
    • KPI under the Covenant
  • Secretariat support by Australian Food & Grocery Council (AFGC)

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summary
Summary
  • Sign or re-sign by 30 September 2005 – same process as before
  • Funding contribution schedule same for most signatories
  • Uses of Covenant funding different now:
    • Focus on away from home recovery
    • Must focus on achieving Covenant targets
  • Must work together to demonstrate meaningful outcomes
  • Data requirements are more detailed, yet more critical than before
  • All companies agree to adopt and implement ECoPP
  • Help is available through NPCIA and industry associations

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contact the npcia
Contact the NPCIA

Public Officer: Christie Judge

christiejudge@easfy.com.au

Phone: 02 9417 4822

Fax: 02 9417 4855

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