Making our packaging more sustainable​

We want to play our part in making packaging more sustainable and that means considering what happens to the packaging we use.
Achieving Sustainable Packaging is about transitioning packaging to materials which are recyclable, reusable or compostable and using less packaging material where possible.

 

In all cases we need to progress carefully, so we do not compromise on consumer safety and/or inadvertently increase food waste.

​ We continually review our packaging to make it more sustainable and to align with the Australian National Packaging Targets.​ Over 90% of our packaging sold in Australia is already recyclable, but we know th​e last 10% includes some difficult challenges and we’ll need partnerships with our customers, suppliers, industry and with regulators to be successful.​

Our packaging target

100%

Reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025
Making strategic partnerships

We’re also making strategic partnerships, such as with REDcycle, to help achieve our goals. REDcycle is a recovery initiative in Australia for soft plastics such as bread bags, cling wrap and cheese wrappers, which often end up in the bin destined for landfill. Thanks to this partnership, over 90 per cent of our packaging sold in Australia is now recyclable.

2021

APCO Annual Report & Action Plan

2021

APCO Benchmarking