Assess your liability

The Australian Packaging Covenant (the Covenant) applies to all businesses in the packaging supply chain (with a turnover greater than $5 million), including those selling packaging or packaged products to other businesses or individuals.

To assess if you are liable, simply answer the below questions:

  • If you answered ‘Yes’ to any questions above, you are defined as a Brand Owner liable under the NEPM.

  • If you answered ‘No’ to all of the questions above, you might not be a Brand Owner liable under the NEPM, and therefore be exempt from the need to take action under the NEPM (Exemption A). Your business might also be exempt for other reasons, for example if you are part of an organisation that is covered by an existing APCO membership. 


Now that you understand your liability or exemption status click here to evaluate your options.