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.

Collective Impact, 2025 Targets

Our Packaging Future Report Launches to Outline Critical Steps Required to Deliver Australia’s 2025 National Packaging Targets

Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environment Management, The Hon Trevor Evans MP, and the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO), today launched ‘Our Packaging Future’, the new strategic framework outlining how Australia will deliver the 2025 National Packaging Targets

Our response to COVID-19

Due to the rapid developments regarding the COVID-19 strain of coronavirus (COVID-19), APCO wishes to advise that we have implemented the APCO Coronavirus Policy.

ANZPAC

ANZPAC Plastics Pact to Tackle Plastic Waste Crisis in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has today announced at the Federal Government’s National Plastics Summit in Canberra that APCO will lead the development of the ANZPAC Plastic Pact, the latest to join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s global Plastics Pact network.

Recycled Content, PREP, Single Use Problematic Unnecessary

APCO UnPacked February 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.

Members Only
APCO Action Plan, Member Basics, APCO Annual Report, Compliance

Reporting 101 - Sign-off for Reports & APCO and Packaging Resources

In this Reporting 101 edition, we will cover the following topics: Action Timeline, Ensuring your CEO/equivalent content is aware of the sign-off process for APCO Annual Report submission, Resources, Workshop and webinar links.

Members Only
APCO Action Plan, Member Basics, APCO Annual Report

Reporting 101 - Resources, Workshops & how to be Audit Ready

In this Reporting 101 edition, we will cover the following topics: Action Timeline, Being audit ready, Report resources, Workshop & webinar registration links and ARL reporting requirements

Recoverability, 2025 Targets

New Report Maps Packaging Waste Ecosystem and Progress on Australia’s 2025 National Packaging Targets

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has today released Australian Packaging Consumption and Resource Recovery Data, a new report outlining the flow of packaging in the Australian resource recovery system.

Awards, 2025 Targets, SPGs

APCO UnPacked December 2019

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.

Members Only
APCO Action Plan, Member Basics, APCO Annual Report

Reporting 101 - Changes, Resources and Logging into the Reporting Tool

In this Reporting 101 edition, we will cover the following topics: Action Timeline, Preparing contacts for the Reporting Tool, Changes to the Annual Report for 2020 and Updated Sustainable Packaging Guidelines

Members Only
APCO Action Plan, Member Basics, APCO Annual Report, Data Collection

Reporting 101 - Collecting Data and Operations Criteria

In this Reporting 101 edition, we will cover the following topics: Action Timeline, Ensuring you have data for the 2020 APCO Annual Report, Packaging Metrics resources and Packaging Sustainability Framework Operations criteria.

Packaging Manufacturing

APCO Launches New Guidelines to Improve Sustainable Food Service Packaging

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has today launched the Food Services Packaging Sustainability Guidelines, a new resource to help Australian food service businesses to achieve the best sustainability outcomes for their packaging.