WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A MEMBER OF APCO?
Well, APCO stands for the Australian Packaging Covenant and it's a national body of over 1500 members who are all committed to the 2025 National Packaging Targets. We've been a part of this fantastic initiative for several years.
As a member, every year we report on what % of the packaging we make and use;
Contains recycled content (and how much)
Is Recyclable or Compostable
WHAT ARE THE NATIONAL PACKAGING TARGETS?
100% reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging.
70% of plastic packaging being recycled or composted.
50% of average recycled content included in packaging (revised from 30% in 2020).
The phase out of problematic and unnecessary single-use plastics packaging.
By 25 December 2025, the Australian Government is aiming to achieve the above and APCO is the body charged with making it happen. As a packaging company, we know we play a crucial role in enabling Australian companies to be able to meet these targets - as well as meet them ourselves.
Our new POLLAST!C Rangeis going to be critical. Because it is made from 100% recycled plastic content, brands who shift even a portion of their packaging to POLLAST!C will find it a lot easier to reach an average 50% recycled content across all their packaging!