Frequently Asked Questions

About APCO

Developed in 2011, the Collective Impact Framework is a powerful cross-sector collaboration tool that is being used to tackle complex social and environmental challenges in communities all over the world. 

The model recognises that behind any social issue, there is usually a diverse range of organisations that are working to deliver change, often in isolation from one another. The Collective Impact Framework calls upon these different actors to collaborate in a structured way towards shared outcomes.

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The Packaging Sustainability Framework is a series of thirteen independent criteria that belong to three separate categories. APCO Brand Owner Members report against the Framework through their APCO Annual Report, due on the 31st March each year.

The Framework was developed in partnership with The Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Dr Helen Lewis of Helen Lewis Research.

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The Collective Action Group (CAG) is a team of leading industry representatives from across the supply chain and government who oversee the strategic delivery of the 2025 National Packaging Targets.

Made up of a team of third-party experts representing the packaging value chain, the CAG oversees the design of a systemic model for how Australia can transition to an advanced sustainable packaging ecosystem.

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APCO’s Working Groups bring together representatives from government, industry, academia and the community sector to drive progress on Australia’s 2025 National Packaging Targets.

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You can submit a Consumer Packaging Complaint to APCO via our Consumer Packaging Complaints Form.

Please note, APCO is only able to forward complaints to APCO Member organisations. Not sure if the company is an APCO Member? Please use our search directory.