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2017 APCO Award Winners Announced!

2017 APCO Award Winners Announced!

Mon 28 August 2017
Congratulations to our award winning Members who we recognised on 23 August at the annual APCO awards.

Award finalists released. Who will be the winners for 2017?

Award finalists released. Who will be the winners for 2017?

Thu 13 July 2017
We are counting down to our ceremony in Melbourne on 23 August 2017....

Innovative recycling solutions

Innovative recycling solutions

Mon 3 July 2017
A project co-funded by APCO has resulted in the recycling of flexible polypropylene packaging.

Plastic pellet initiative

Plastic pellet initiative

Wed 28 June 2017
APCO has partnered with Operation Clean Sweep Australia to achieve zero plastic pellet loss in a bid to keep these resins out of the environment.

Illawarra picks up litter, finds valuable data

Illawarra picks up litter, finds valuable data

Wed 24 May 2017
More than 140,000 items of litter have been collected by volunteers over the past six months thanks to a new kit being championed by councils in the Illawarra region, on NSW’s south coast.

APC leads supply chain collaboration to reduce coffee cup impact

Thu 27 April 2017
We are leading a Polymer Coated Paperboard Working Group (PCPBWG) to help improve recyclability of multi-material products such as disposable coffee cups.

APC visits Australia’s largest materials recovery facility, Visy’s ‘Super MRF’

APC visits Australia’s largest materials recovery facility, Visy’s ‘Super MRF’

Fri 21 April 2017
On the 4th of April, we visited APC members Visy at their Smithfield, NSW materials recovery facility (MRF), the largest of its kind in Australia.

New APC self-assessment framework improved with member workshops

New APC self-assessment framework improved with member workshops

Mon 10 April 2017
APCO have commissioned the UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) in partnership with Dr Helen Lewis to assist in the creation of a new packaging sustainability framework and self-assessment tools for members.

White papers from APC think tank released

White papers from APC think tank released

Fri 31 March 2017
Following the Australian Packaging Covenant’s (APC) successful think tank event in Sydney, we have produced two white papers, one regarding sustainable design, the other about a circular economy for soft plastics.

Five minutes with James Tarrant

Five minutes with James Tarrant

Thu 23 March 2017
We sat down with our new Chief Financial Officer, James Tarrant, as he tells us about his cat, David Attenborough and rhino poachers.

New plastics survey shows steady growth in recycling rate

New plastics survey shows steady growth in recycling rate

Tue 21 March 2017
The latest National Recycling and Recovery Survey (NRRS) for plastics packaging shows an increased recycling rate of 31.1%

APC staff and members pick up Sydney’s marine litter at the source

APC staff and members pick up Sydney’s marine litter at the source

Tue 21 March 2017
On the 28th of February, the Australian Packaging Covenant (APC) organised a Business Clean Up Day along the banks of the Cooks River in Canterbury, NSW.

Five minutes with Dr Leyla Acaroglu

Five minutes with Dr Leyla Acaroglu

Tue 7 March 2017
We took five minutes to chat with design disruptor, creative boundary pusher and cultural provocateur Dr Leyla Acaroglu and hear her thoughts about the first APC think tank.

25 tonnes of landfill a year to be diverted from Victoria’s ski regions

25 tonnes of landfill a year to be diverted from Victoria’s ski regions

Thu 23 February 2017
Supported by the Australian Packaging Covenant, north-east Victoria’s councils and ski resorts are diverting 77% of recyclable materials from landfill.

Myer optimises recycling across Australian stores

Myer optimises recycling across Australian stores

Thu 23 February 2017
With the support of the APC, retail giant Myer has rolled out a nation-wide recycling system across all 65 Australian stores.

Competition - win tickets to exclusive sustainable design workshop

Competition - win tickets to exclusive sustainable design workshop

Tue 24 January 2017
Are you an APC member with an interest in sustainable design? Would you like to participate in an exclusive workshop with internationally renowned designer, sustainability expert and change maker?

Sustainable packaging think tank

Sustainable packaging think tank

Mon 23 January 2017
We are delighted to bring together subject matter experts for an inspirational and outcomes focused one-day think tank on sustainable design and circular economies.

A small community’s big effort towards less waste

A small community’s big effort towards less waste

Sun 22 January 2017
The APC has been working with the remote Shire of Cocos (Keeling) Islands to build a specialised community recycling facility.

APCO welcomes six new directors

APCO welcomes six new directors

Tue 20 December 2016
At the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) Annual General Meeting on 13 December, we were delighted to welcome six new directors to the APCO Board.

Cerebos Australia – Outstanding Achievement in Design

Cerebos Australia – Outstanding Achievement in Design

Thu 15 December 2016
Cerebos Australia won the APC’s 2016 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Design. Learn more about about their achievements.

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