Adopting Sustainable Packaging

In December 2019, the “Rethinking Plastics in Aotearoa New Zealand” report was issued by The Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister recommending an “Audit of the supply chain to look for opportunities to reduce plastic use.”  An industry working group involving the Food and Grocery Council, Woolworths New Zealand, Foodstuffs North Island and South Island looked at solutions for how packaging information could be consistently identified and collected.

I've been part of the industry working group set up by GS1 with the FGC and both supermarkets to provide our collective advice on the product packaging information which is required to improve reporting and confidence in our data. GS1 is updating the National Product Catalogue to make it easy to enter additional packaging information which covers plastic resin type, metal type, glass colour etc rather than being a generic input at overall material level. Listen in to the webinar and if you have any questions get in contact...