Requirements for minimum required recycled components in packaging inputs

Parts of the world have introduced minimum recycled content mandates for food packaging. At the same time, the Australian Federal Government has introduced targets relating to both the recycled content and recyclability of FMCG packaging. This article addresses what this means for the recycled content of packaging in Australia and elsewhere, some of the key differences in terminology, and important issues to consider when making claims about the recycled content of product packaging.