Recycled Content in Packaging

Australia is committed to achieving a Target of an average of 50% recycled content across all packaging and transitioning to a circular economy. Ensuring packaging is successfully recovered and used again as recycled content, at its highest potential value for as long as possible, is our collective goal.

Click the image below to find out more about current APCO's Recycled Content Traceability Guide. 

Recycled Content Pledge Program 2022

APCO thanks its Members for interest and participation in the Recycled Materials Pledge Program. Following extensive stakeholder consultation, the Pledge Program will be placed on hold indefinitely.

APCO’s next steps are to identify the gaps in local reprocessing capacity to inform investment decisions, and facilitate relationships between design and manufacturing, MRFs and end markets. APCO Members will continue to report on their use of Recycled Content as they work towards meeting the 50% average recycled content Target, and encourage Members to demonstrate their commitment to this Target through their APCO Action Plans.

Further support and resources for Recycled Content to support Members are planned for 2023.