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.

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

Reporting 101 - Determining Your Reporting Team and the Outcomes Criteria

In this Reporting 101 edition, we will cover the following topics: Action Timeline, Determining who needs to be involved in reporting and action planning obligations and Packaging Sustainability Framework Outcomes criteria

PREP, ARL

APCO UnPacked August 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 - Reviewing you Action Plan and the Leadership Criteria

In this Reporting 101 edition, we will cover the following topics: Action Timeline, Detail on the report review process, Tips of logging in and editing details, Resources and Webinar links.

2025 Targets

Leading Industry & Government Representatives Announced as Part of Collective Action Group to Drive 2025 National Packaging Targets

The Hon Trevor Evans MP, Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management will today officially open the first meeting of the Collective Action Group (CAG).

ARL, 2025 Targets

Federal Government Commits $3 Million to Support Planet Ark and APCO Recycling Projects

The Federal Government has today committed $3m to support four new recycling education and resource recovery projects in Australia.

Recoverability, 2025 Targets

New Report Identifies Challenges and Opportunities for the Australian Packaging Ecosystem

APCO has today launched Packaging Materials Flow Analysis (MFA), a new report developed in partnership with the Institute of Sustainable Futures (ISF) mapping the current state of post-consumer packaging in Australia.

PREP, ARL, 2025 Targets

Business and Government Unite to Tackle Waste Challenge

The Australian Government joined business leaders today to support industry leadership in reducing packaging waste and improving recycling in Australia.

Compliance

Empowering Australian Businesses to Meet their Sustainable Packaging Obligations

A Brand Audit conducted by the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation will this week provide businesses with decisive actions to meet their sustainable packaging obligations.

2025 Targets

Australia’s Environment Ministers Commit to Eliminating All Packaging Going to Landfill by 2025

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) endorsed to lead historic target of achieving 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging by 2025.

Recycling

China Recycling Ban: APCO releases Market Impact Assessment Report

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has today released the Market Impact Assessment Report, a new study defining the impact of China’s National Sword policy.

Recycling, Recoverability

APCO Responds to the China Issue

China’s decision to limit 24 categories of solid waste to protect its environment and public health, which has now come into effect, will undoubtedly have a real and long-term impact on Australia’s recycling and waste systems.

PREP, ARL

APCO and Planet Ark Launch National Recycling Label to Combat Waste

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO), alongside Planet Ark and PREP Design, have launched a nation-wide labelling scheme that will help consumers better understand how to recycle products effectively.