The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation Ltd (APCO) is a co-regulatory approach to administering the Australian Packaging Covenant (the Covenant) – a document that sets out how governments and businesses share the responsibility for managing the environmental impacts of packaging in Australia
Organisations sign the Covenant to signal their commitment to:
- Use resources wisely;
- Send less packaging to landfill; and
- Demonstrate industry leadership.
Being an APCO member is the most important indicator of commitment an Australian business can make in supporting positive environmental outcomes through sustainable packaging.
With over 900 members, APCO aims to ensure that companies work collectively with industry and government to achieve the common goals of establishing improved packaging recycling rates, more considered packaging design, sustainable material alternatives and minimising waste to landfill.