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Thursday, 19 July 2018

Towards 2025 – Directions Paper

On 27 April 2018, the Environment Ministers announced a target to make 100% of packaging in Australia reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.  

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) will play an integral role in the delivery of this target. As part of this process, APCO will be conducting a consultation process on its ‘Towards 2025 – Discussion Paper’.

In their discussion paper, APCO identify that their work will focus on three key areas where they believe their collective effort can have the greatest impact including:

1. Design – by designing out packaging waste, and designing for recovery as much as possible.  

2. Education – to improve understanding of packaging sustainability and recovery.

3. End-markets – to maintain sustainable recycling industries and ensure the buy-back of what is recycled.

Have your say

The LGAQ will be making a submission to APCO and is seeking your input into this matter. If you wish your comments to be included in the LGAQ submission can you please advise Robert Ferguson, LGAQ Senior Advisor - Environmental and Public Health by Friday 10th August 2018.

SEE the discussion paper ‘Towards 2025’ 


To ensure industry and government alignment, APCO is conducting an extensive consultation process with APCO members, industry associations, environmental groups and other key stakeholders. There are several ways in which councils can participate in the consultation process:

  1. Attend the APCO Q&A sessions and then either complete the Towards 2025 survey or submit a free-form submission. You can register on APCO's website for the July and August Q&A sessions. There will be a session held in Brisbane on 7 August 2018
  2. Complete the APCO Towards 2025 Consultation survey 
  3. Develop a free-form submission that clearly addresses the specific sections and proposed approach and submit to Suzanne Ballard at APCO due 31 August 2018.

SEE the discussion paper ‘Towards 2025’ 

If you wish to discuss this matter further please contact Robert Ferguson 1300 542 700.

Local Government Association of Queensland
LG House, 25 Evelyn Street, Newstead Qld 4006


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