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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.

Minister Hunt confirms Covenant’s future

We are pleased to announce that the Australian Packaging Covenant will be enhanced, with a relaunched agreement commencing January 2017.

Read our full statement


Five minutes with Trish Hyde

It’s been two months since Trish Hyde was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Packaging Covenant. Here, she shares some of her thoughts about the new role and the future direction of the Covenant.

Recycled plastic transformed into outdoor furniture for children

We are proud to support two innovative programs - the REDcycle program and Replas program - which collect soft plastic and recycle it into new and useful products.

APC projects update

The Australian Packaging Covenant proudly supports a number of targeted regional campaigns to tackle the issue of packaging and other litter along Australian highways.

Recent Updates

May Newsletter

Read all the latest news from the Australian Packaging Covenant in the the most recent edition of our newsletter.

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.