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Ongoing project

Review and evaluation of nashi packaging (NA22001)

Key research provider: Prof Consulting Group

What's it all about?

This desktop review is identifying alternative sustainable product packaging options for the nashi industry to meet the requirements of domestic retailers and support long-term market access.

The 2025 National Packaging Targets are supported by industry and the Government to improve sustainability in packaging. The national targets include a requirement to achieve 100 per cent reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging and phasing out of problematic or non-compliant materials. The major retailers in Australia support the targets and are leading work to achieve their commitments. 

Nashi packaging for Australian-grown produce is currently non-compliant, which creates a risk to the industry. This work aims to conduct a desktop review of alternative packaging solutions that are currently available and suitable to support the Australian nashi industry. The report will include a top-line financial cost-benefit analysis of the top two recommendations to increase the likelihood of successful adoption.

Related levy funds

This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Nashi Fund