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.

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ARL Program Update

From humble beginnings of just 5 Members in 2018, to well over 600 hundred Members in 2021, the ARL is going from strength to strength. Read more about the ARL’s achievements in just three short years below.

ARL, APCO Annual Report

APCO Cuts The Red Tape For SMEs Completing Annual Reporting With an 80% Reduction in Completion Time

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) is pleased to announce the introduction of a streamlined reporting process for small-to-medium-enterprises (SMEs).

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ARL Update


New report reveals packaging labels key to consumers recycling right

A new report into consumer insights has today revealed that 76% of Australians think that recycling is the most positive thing they can do for the environment.


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.


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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ARL, Projects, Member Basics

Member Monthly Update October 2020

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

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


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.