2020 APCO Awards

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More than 20 accolades were awarded during this year’s virtual event, to organisations and individuals representing a broad range of industry sectors, including retail, electronics, manufacturing, healthcare, logistics and food and beverage.

The finalists and winners (full list below) were recognised for their best practice approach to sustainable packaging design, industry leadership and sustainability education. This year’s ceremony also included a new category, the Our Packaging Future Awards, which highlighted leadership from Members in three areas: improved collection and recycling systems, end-market development, and sustainable packaging education for both industry and consumers.

The winning organisations of the 2020 Awards were: 

Industry Sector Awards

  • Agriculture & Nurseries - Rivalea (Australia)
    • Airline, Accommodation & Tourism - Qantas Airways
    • Chemicals, Hardware & Machinery - Colourtrend Paints (Aust.)
    • Electronics - Kyocera Document Solutions Australia
    • Food & Beverage - Chobani
    • General Merchandise & Apparel - 3M Australia
    • Healthcare & Scientific - ABC Tissue Products
    • Large Retailer - Officeworks
    • Logistics & Warehousing - CHEP Australia
    • Packaging Manufacturers & Suppliers - LyondellBasell Australia
    • Telecommunications - Optus
    • Tobacco - Philip Morris

Outstanding Achievement Awards

  • Outstanding Achievement in Sustainable Packaging Operations - Kellogg (Aust)
    • Outstanding Achievement in Sustainable Packaging Outcomes - CHEP Australia
    • Outstanding Achievement in Leadership - Coca-Cola Amatil
    • Highest Performing New Member - KeepCup


Our Packaging Future Awards

  • Our Packaging Future Award for Improved Collection and Recycling Systems - TerraCycle Australia & New Zealand, TerraCycle's Colgate Community Garden Challenge
    • Our Packaging Future Award for End-Market Leadership - Coca-Cola Amatil 100 per cent recycled PET packaging
    • Our Packaging Future Award for Packaging Sustainability Education – Consumer Education - Unilever ANZ, Empowering Aussies to #buybetter with post-consumer recycled plastic
    • Our Packaging Future Award for Packaging Sustainability Education – Industry Education - ALDI Stores (A Limited Partnership), 25by25 Plastics and Packaging Commitments and Communication Campaign


APCO Sustainability Champion

Matthew Mills, Garden City Plastics

Sustainable Packaging Excellence Award

LyondellBasell Australia Pty Ltd