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. 

Together, it was agreed that GS1 NZ’s National Product Catalogue (NPC) is the best repository to store/share this product packaging information to aid the industry in reporting sustainability improvements.  

This months webinar GS1 Chief Operating Officer Richard Manaton was joined by Katherine Rich, Chief Executive of the NZ Food & Grocery Council, Lyn Mayes, Director of Mad World, and Cameron Scott, General Manager of Kimberly-Clarkto discuss the coming changes in how the industry reports packaging information.  Watch the webinar now to find out more.