Australian Packaging Covenant

Australian Packaging Covenant Logo © Zo Zhou

The 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.

It is an agreement between government, industry and community groups to find and fund solutions to address packaging sustainability issues.
The APC:

  • Acknowledges that packaging is necessary.
  • Adopts a lifecycle approach.
  • Provides industry with tools to design sustainable packaging.
  • Funds initiatives which increase recycling and reduce litter.

Every year, the APC recognises and rewards signatories that have gone ‘above and beyond’ with awards nights in Sydney and Melbourne.

In 2015, awards were presented to organisations across 31 categories, including onsite recovery and recycling, sustainable packaging design, and effective litter management.

The APC’s high performers are leading the way in packaging sustainability and innovation, reflecting the increasing realisation that sustainable business is simply good business practice. To see more on the APC’s 2015 awards winners, visit the website.

About the Australian Packaging Covenant

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