APCO Unveils Priority Projects Schedule

Subject: Collective Impact, 2025 Targets
24 June 2020

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has today announced its schedule of priority projects for the 2020/21 financial year. Developed to drive targeted progress towards the 2025 National Packaging Targets, the 21 projects cover priority areas including re-use, recycling, composting, recycled content uptake and the phase out of problematic, single-use plastics.

The program was developed in consultation with, and will be overseen by, APCO’s 2020 Working Groups – a community of 160 participants, representing the entire packaging supply chain. The working groups, comprising National Packaging Targets Implementation, Design, Systems and Education, and Material Circularity, will each be responsible for the delivery of several projects structured across the next financial year.

All projects connect with the strategies outlined in Our Packaging Future, the framework for how Australia will deliver the 2025 Targets.

Brooke Donnelly, CEO, APCO commented: “This comprehensive program of projects has been designed to support Australia’s collective effort as we transition to a circular economy for packaging. Over the next year, the APCO working groups will work collaboratively to address these issues and develop a range of strategies, materials and resources to ensure Australia’s supply chain is fully equipped to deliver the 2025 National Packaging Targets.”  

The project schedule was officially launched during the weekly APCO Community Webinar on Wednesday 24 June. The webinar included insights into how different organisations will contribute to and participate in this work – and learnings on progressing your own organisation’s journey to delivering the 2025 Targets. If you were unable to catch the webinar a recording will be released here in the coming weeks.

A full outline of projects is available here.

Project outcomes will be shared regularly on the APCO website: www.packagingcovenant.org.au