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The Australian Packaging Covenant (APC) is a sustainable packaging initiative which aims to change the culture of business to design more sustainable packaging, increase recycling rates and reduce packaging litter.


Announcement of new CEO

The NPCIA today announced Trish Hyde as its new Chief Executive Officer, signalling the start of the strategic renewal and rejuvenation of the industry association charged with delivering the goals of the Australian Packaging Covenant.

Action Plan Workshops Held in Sydney and Melbourne

The APC held two successful workshops in late October that provided contact officers with guidance on how to develop an action plan that practically applies the APC KPIs to their individual organisation. These workshops provided twenty seven signatory organisations a forum to network, problem-solve, and discover opportunities with other industry and supply chain organisations.

Primary school students spread the word to keep flexible plastic out of landfill

Student leaders at Milton State School have come up with a plan to educate the school community about an innovative recycling program that’s diverting hundreds of tonnes of plastic bags and packaging from landfill each year.

Recent Updates

2015 Annual Report

The 2015 Annual Report outlines the 5-year performance and achievements of industry, government and community groups working collaboratively towards improved packaging recycling and litter outcomes.

Australia's Packaging Recycling Rate

The Australian Packaging Covenant (APC) today announced that the overall recycling rate for post‐consumer packaging in Australia was 61.3% for 2014‐15.

National Recycling Week 2015 All Sorted Report

The Australian Packaging Covenant is a proud associate sponsor of National Recycling Week, founded by Planet Ark. As part of ongoing recognition for the APC’s high performers, the 'All Sorted Report' features the recycling achievements of four APC signatory organisations.

2015 Award Winners Announced

In 2015, awards were presented to organisations across 31 categories at Awards Nights on 23 July in Sydney and the 30 July in Melbourne.

PUBLICATION: November 2015 E-newsletter

Read the latest APC news and project updates