The Packaging Partnership Programme (PPP) is an industry-led initiative by the SMF, in partnership with the National Environment Agency (NEA). Through workshops and training organised by the PPP, the programme aims to develop industry capability in the sustainable management of packaging waste, and more importantly, help companies to better understand their Mandatory Packaging Reporting (MPR) obligations.

The programme was officially launched by the SMF and NEA on 24 March 2021 during the Singapore Packaging Agreement (SPA) Awards. Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Ms Grace Fu was the Guest of Honour for the event.

In Minister Grace Fu’s opening remarks, she spoke of the recent national movement – the Singapore Green Plan 2030, which strengthens Singapore’s efforts in sustainable development. Singapore will front-load its waste reduction efforts to divert waste from the landfill and aim for a 20 per cent reduction by 2026. She also shared the government’s plan to implement GreenGov.SG, a public service initiative that will embed environmental sustainability in its core business areas, such as green procurement, to catalyse green practices in the economy.

After the Awards ceremony, PPP held its inaugural PPP Conference themed “Sustainable Packaging for Our Shared Future”. The hybrid conference saw esteemed experts in the area of sustainable packaging tuned in from different parts of the region to share their insights on packaging sustainability. More than 100 participants attended the conference online.

Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Ms Grace Fu gave her opening remarks during the launch of PPP.

Minister Grace Fu together with the SPA Governing Board in recognition of their contributions towards the SPA.

Deputy Executive Director of Global Compact Network Singapore, Dr Ryal Wun (left) and Deputy Chairperson of the PPP Advisory Committee and Executive Director of Food Industry Asia (FIA) Mr Matt Kovac helmed the panel discussion at the SMF premises.