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Applications open for 2024 APCO annual awards

APCO awards

Entries are now open for the 2024 Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) annual awards.

The awards are open to all of industry to apply. They celebrate the businesses and individuals across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands who are leading progress towards a circular economy for packaging.

A new category – the Australasian Recycling Label (ARL) Excellence Award – will be introduced this year. This award recognises organisations who have excelled in using the ARL to improve their packaging. Other award categories include Reuse, Recycled Content and Consumer and Industry Education.

The APCO Annual Awards are judged in partnership with the Banksia Foundation, which facilitate an independent panel.

Chris Foley, APCO Chief Executive Officer, said the past 12 months have seen some of the most impressive efforts yet across the industry to improve packaging circularity.

“Everyone in the industry knows now that business-as-usual isn’t going to cut it and the way many businesses across the sector have risen to this challenge has set a fantastic example for the rest of the industry,” he said.

Entries can be submitted via the Banksia Foundation portal until 19 July 2024. Participants are urged to submit their applications early.

The 2024 APCO Award winners will be celebrated at the awards ceremony on 21 November 2024 at Doltone House in Jones Bay Wharf, Sydney.

Award categories include:  Australasian Recycling Label (ARL) Excellence Award (APCO Members only), Best of the Best Reporting Excellence Award (APCO Members only), Consumer Education Award, Improved Recycling Systems Award, Industry Education Award, Recycled Content Award, Reuse Award, Sustainable Packaging Guidelines (SPGs) Implementation Award, Sustainability Champion Award.

APCO also has a series of awards dedicated to celebrating outstanding member reporting. These awards are not open for submissions; instead, APCO selects the nominees based on the quality and merit of their reports.  They will also be celebrated on the night.

For more information, visit: awards.apco.org.au



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