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.

GOVERNMENT UPDATE

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.

Leaders from packaging manufacturing and industry join APCO Board

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has appointed its Board of Directors for 2021.

Awards

APCO celebrates sustainable packaging excellence at annual Awards ceremony

Sustainable packaging innovation, commitment and ingenuity were celebrated yesterday when APCO hosted its Annual Awards ceremony. More than 20 accolades were awarded during this year’s virtual event, to organisations and individuals representing a broad range of industry sectors, including retail, electronics, manufacturing, healthcare, logistics and food and beverage.

Collective Impact, ANZPAC

Federal government backs two new APCO projects under the Product Stewardship Investment Fund

APCO is delighted to announce that it has received the go-ahead for two exciting new plastic packaging projects under the federal government's Product Stewardship Investment Fund.

Members Only
ARL, Projects, Member Basics

Member Monthly Update October 2020

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

Awards, 2025 Targets

APCO Announces 2020 Award Finalists

APCO is delighted to announce the successful finalists for its 2020 Annual Awards.

2025 Targets

Industry and government launch new Monitoring Program to track progress towards 2025

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has today released the program that maps the framework for measuring Australia’s progress towards the 2025 National Packaging Targets (2025 Targets).

2025 Targets

Developments in research: Clean Australia CRC proposal

APCO works with universities to support research which will contribute to the 2025 National Packaging Targets.

Single Use Problematic Unnecessary

Government Update

The Commonwealth Government has introduced legislation into Parliament to give effect to the waste export bans and update the national product stewardship legislation.

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

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.