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.

Single Use Problematic Unnecessary

APCO launches Action Plan for Problematic and Unnecessary Single-Use Plastic Packaging

New resource will help Australian businesses eliminate approximately 50,700 tonnes of problem plastics every year.

Member Opportunity

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.

Member Opportunity

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.

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.