APCO 2024 Awards introduces Australian Recycling Label Excellence Award

Applications for Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation’s (APCO) 2024 Annual Awards are now open.

This year’s awards introduces a new category: the Australasian Recycling Label (ARL) Excellence Award. This award recognises organisations that have excelled in using the ARL to improve their packaging.

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

Last year, over 200 guests from the packaging, waste, and recycling industries gathered to celebrate at the awards ceremony.

This year, the ceremony is to take place on Thursday 21 November 2024, at Doltone House in Jones Bay Wharf, Sydney.

Tickets are on sale now, and include a canapé networking hour followed by a sit-down dinner and awards show. 

The APCO Annual Awards are judged in partnership with the Banksia Foundation, which facilitates an independent panel to ensure fairness, expertise, and impartiality throughout the judging process.

Award categories include: 

  • NEW: Australasian Recycling Label (ARL) Excellence Award (Member exclusive) 
  • Best-of-the-Best Reporting Excellence Award (Member exclusive) 
  • 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 of their reports. 

For further information and to apply or book tickets visit awards.apco.org.au 


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