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APCO seeks views on problematic packaging

Leading up to the 2025 deadline for Australia’s national packaging targets, the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) is seeking information on problematic packaging. The targets, to be achieved by December 31, 2025, are: 100 per cent reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging 70 per cent of plastic packaging being recycled or composted 50 per cent of […]


APCO launches recycled packaging pledge

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has launched an initiative to drive a greater uptake of recycled content in packaging. The Recycled Materials Pledge challenges major brands across all industries, including HVAC&R, to publicly commit the volumes of specific materials they will transition from virgin materials to recycled materials by 2025. It will play a […]

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Events and conferences

Collective Impact Summit

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) is hosting the 2021 Collective Impact Summit virtually on Thursday, November 18. The summit will run from 10am–1.30pm (AEDT) with include four sessions, and aims to identify and acknowledge the actions that are required for Australia to scale up and accelerate progress towards a circular economy for packaging. In […]

Legislation Updates

APCO working to reduce packaging waste in HVAC&R

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) is contacting organisations within the HVAC&R sector to discuss responsibilities regarding packaging waste in Australia. As industry, government and consumers strive to improve waste avoidance and the recovery of waste through recycling, there is significant focus on implementing a circular economy for packaging to benefit businesses, society and the […]