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.

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.