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.
Member Monthly Update December 2020
The Member Monthly Update keeps Members informed of APCO News, new Resources and upcoming events.
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
Join the APCO and GS1 Australia to workshop an opportunity to leverage the National Product Catalogue (NPC) to manage and share information on packaging sustainability achievements
The Packaging Forum’s Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme recognised as approved alternative destination under the ARL Program.
On 10 December, Commonwealth Environment Minister Sussan Ley announced that a Sustainable Communities and Waste Hub will be established by a research consortium led by the University of New South Wales (UNSW). A total of $17 million in grant funding will be provided for the hub over the next 7 years under the Commonwealth Government’s National Environmental Science Program.
APCO is delighted to publish its FY 2019/20 Annual Report, which outlines the major achievements of APCO and its wider community.
New resource will help Australian businesses eliminate approximately 50,700 tonnes of problem plastics every year.
The Health and Environment Committee is seeking submissions on the Waste Reduction and Recycling (Plastic Items) Amendment Bill 2020. Submissions close at 5.00pm on Wednesday, 13 January 2021.
Applications now open for round two of the $52.8 million Manufacturing Modernisation Fund.
New report outlines challenges and opportunities to improve packaging waste management in remote and regional Australia
New report published by APCO outlines the challenges and opportunities to improve packaging waste collection and processing options in remote and regional Australia.
Developments in government policy in the past month include Western Australia’s plan to phase out single-use plastics, funding announcements to support waste management, recycling and innovation in NSW and Victoria and progress on the Commonwealth’s waste legislation.
The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has appointed its Board of Directors for 2021.