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.

Government Update

The review of the National Environment Protection (Used Packaging Materials) Measure 2011 (NEPM) and the Australian Packaging Covenant is continuing. The Commonwealth has also published its Recycling and Clean Energy National Manufacturing Priority Roadmap and announced funding for recycling and clean energy manufacturing projects. Funding is available in two streams, the Manufacturing Translation Stream and the Manufacturing Integration Stream, with applications closing on 5 May.

Australasian Recycling Label Program goes from strength-to-strength, welcoming 500th Member and a range of iconic household brands

The Australasian Recycling Label Program (ARL Program) is continuing to soar in 2021, passing the 500th Member mark and welcoming a variety of new household brands.

Collective Impact, 2025 Targets

Sustainable packaging: what we've achieved and where we are heading next.

Packaging sustainability has come a long way in the last four years. In this time, APCO has worked with the wider supply chain to build a new and holistic approach to product stewardship that creates shared value for business and reduces its environmental impact.

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APCO: REPACKED MARCH 2021

Collective Impact, 2025 Targets

New APCO report maps the state of packaging in Australia and progress on Australia’s 2025 National Packaging Targets

APCO has today published ‘Australian packaging consumption and recycling data 2018–19, he second in a series of annual publications mapping the state of packaging in Australia, the report’s findings demonstrate that overall trends are positive, and Australia is making progress towards the 2025 Targets year-on-year. However, significant action from stakeholders across the supply chain is still required in order for Australia to meet the 2025 Target

Australian Government’s National Plastics Plan celebrates APCO projects tackling plastic packaging

The Australian Government has today published ‘National Plastics Plan 2021’, which highlights a range of APCO-led initiatives that are driving tangible improvements to plastic packaging reduction, recycling, and recycled content uptake in the Australian marketplace.

Australasian Recycling Label named as Banksia Sustainability Award finalist

The APCO team is delighted to announce the Australasian Recycling Label (ARL) Program has been named as a finalist in this year’s Banksia Sustainability Awards - Australia’s longest running and most prestigious sustainability awards.

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APCO: REPACKED February 2021

The Member Monthly Update keeps Members informed of APCO News, new Resources and upcoming events.

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APCO: REPACKED January 2021

The Member Monthly Update keeps Members informed of APCO News, new Resources and upcoming events.

Government Update

APCO has welcomed the commencement of a review of the co-regulatory framework underpinning the Australian Packaging Covenant. The review is being led by the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment on behalf of the Commonwealth and all state and territory governments

APCO UNPACKED February 2021

Welcome to APCO UNPACKED, a bi-monthly update from the world of sustainable packaging.
- ANZPAC Plastics Pact
- Australian Packaging Consumption & Recycling Data
- Government Update
- National Consumer Education Campaign
- New Zealand Soft Plastics Recycling Program
- APCO Annual Reporting

Member Opportunity

Bookings are now open for the first virtual AIP Training Course ‘Fundamentals of Plastic in Packaging’ which will be held on the 25th of March 2021.