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.

Recycled Content

APCO Opens Second Recycled Content Pledge Survey

APCO has now opened the second Recycled Content Pledge Program Survey.

Awards, 2025 Targets

APCO Announces 2020 Awards Date and New Awards Categories

The 2020 APCO Awards ceremony will return on 18 November with a new digital format and three new categories celebrating progress towards the 2025 National Packaging Targets.

PREP, ARL

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.

Single Use Problematic Unnecessary, 2025 Targets, SPGs

APCO Media Response: Plastic Wars

On Monday 10th August at 8.30pm, ABC’s Four Corners will be airing ‘Plastic Wars’, a documentary presented by Craig Reucassel.

Recycled Content, ARL, Reusable

APCO Releases August Sustainability Webinar Topics

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation has today released the August schedule for its successful Weekly Community Webinar series.

Recoverability, 2025 Targets

APCO Releases July Sustainability Webinar Topics and Plastic Free July Resource Toolkit

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation has today released the July schedule for its successful Weekly Community Webinar series.

Collective Impact, 2025 Targets

APCO Unveils Priority Projects Schedule

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has today announced its schedule of priority projects for the 2020/21 financial year.

ARL, Compostable

APCO UnPacked June 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.

Projects

APCO Announces June Sustainability Webinar Topics

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation has today released the June schedule for its highly successful Weekly Community Webinar series.

Compostable

New Guidance to Address Confusion Over Compostable Plastic Packaging

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO), the Australasian Bioplastics Association (ABA) and the Australian Organics Recycling Association (AORA) unite behind common approach to compostable plastic packaging.