2024 APCO Awards portal now open

Thursday 16 May 2024

Applications for APCO’s 2024 Annual Awards are now open. The awards celebrate the businesses and individuals across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands who are leading progress towards a circular economy for packaging. APCO encourages all of industry to apply.  

Last year over 200 guests from the packaging, waste, and recycling industries gathered to celebrate at the awards ceremony. This year, the ceremony is set to take place on Thursday 21 November, at the picturesque Doltone House in Jones Bay Wharf, Sydney. Early bird tickets are on sale now, and include a canapé networking hour followed by a sit-down dinner and awards show. 

The APCO Annual Awards are judged in partnership with the Banksia Foundation, who facilitate an independent panel to ensure fairness, expertise, and impartiality throughout the judging process. This years’ awards will see the introduction of a new category, the Australasian Recycling Label (ARL) Excellence Award. This award recognises organisations who have excelled in using the ARL to improve their packaging. Other award categories include Reuse, Recycled Content and Consumer and Industry Education. You can find a full list of award categories below. 

Award categories include: 

  • NEW: Australasian Recycling Label (ARL) Excellence Award (Member exclusive) 
  • Best-of-the-Best Reporting Excellence Award (Member exclusive) 
  • Consumer Education Award 
  • Improved Recycling Systems Award 
  • Industry Education Award 
  • Recycled Content Award 
  • Reuse Award 
  • Sustainable Packaging Guidelines (SPGs) Implementation Award 
  • Sustainability Champion Award 

APCO also has a series of awards dedicated to celebrating outstanding member reporting. These awards are not open for submissions; instead, APCO selects the nominees based on the quality of their reports. 

For further information and to apply, or book tickets please visit awards.apco.org.au