News

Keep up to date with the latest APCO news, including Member achievements, updates from our sustainable packaging programs and progress towards the 2025 National Packaging Targets.

2025 Targets

Industry and government launch new Monitoring Program to track progress towards 2025

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has today released the program that maps the framework for measuring Australia’s progress towards the 2025 National Packaging Targets (2025 Targets).

2025 Targets

Developments in research: Clean Australia CRC proposal

APCO works with universities to support research which will contribute to the 2025 National Packaging Targets.

Single Use Problematic Unnecessary

Government Update

The Commonwealth Government has introduced legislation into Parliament to give effect to the waste export bans and update the national product stewardship legislation.

ARL, Recycling

New campaign encourages Australians to Check It! Before You Chuck It

Australia suffers a crisis of confidence when it comes to recycling, recent study reveals - New campaign encourages Australians to Check It! Before You Chuck It to improve recycling behaviours

Recycled Content

APCO Opens Second Recycled Content Pledge Survey

APCO has now opened the second Recycled Content Pledge Program Survey.

Awards, 2025 Targets

APCO Announces 2020 Awards Date and New Awards Categories

The 2020 APCO Awards ceremony will return on 18 November with a new digital format and three new categories celebrating progress towards the 2025 National Packaging Targets.

PREP, ARL

ARL Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

APCO, Planet Ark and PREP Design, the organisations behind the Australasian Recycling Label (ARL), the labelling scheme that helps consumers to correctly recycle their packaging, this week celebrated the Program’s second anniversary and are now on the hunt for the Program’s 500th member!

ARL, Collective Impact, Single Use Problematic Unnecessary, Reusable

APCO UnPacked August 2020

Welcome to APCO Unpacked, a bi-monthly update from the world of sustainable packaging. We'll be sharing updates on progress towards the 2025 National Packaging Targets, the latest packaging innovations, success, news and updates as we build a circular economy for packaging in Australia.

PREP, ARL, Labelling

ACOR Report on Packaging Labelling

The Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR) has today published a report discussing the standard of environmental labelling on packaging in Australia.

Single Use Problematic Unnecessary, 2025 Targets, SPGs

APCO Media Response: Plastic Wars

On Monday 10th August at 8.30pm, ABC’s Four Corners will be airing ‘Plastic Wars’, a documentary presented by Craig Reucassel.

Recycled Content, ARL, Reusable

APCO Releases August Sustainability Webinar Topics

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation has today released the August schedule for its successful Weekly Community Webinar series.

Recoverability, 2025 Targets

APCO Releases July Sustainability Webinar Topics and Plastic Free July Resource Toolkit

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation has today released the July schedule for its successful Weekly Community Webinar series.