APCO to keep watch on 2025 national packaging milestones

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has launched a new program to track the progress of national packaging targets.

The 2025 National Packaging Targets Monitoring Program highlights seven areas across the packaging value chain considered vital to ensuring that the 2025 targets are realised.

According to APCO, the Monitoring Program provides a “series of staged key performance indicators (KPIs) and milestones between now and 2025.

“By allowing APCO and key stakeholders to track and monitor progress over time, this approach will help to diagnose early if an area of the system is lagging and to adjust to an alternative approach where necessary.”  

APCO developed the program in consultation with the Collective Action Group, APCO’s working groups, and all levels of government. 

The 2025 targets, launched by governments and industry in 2018, are:

  • 100 percent reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging;
  • 70 percent of plastic packaging is recycled or composted;
  • 50 percent of average recycled content included in packaging; and
  • The phase-out of problematic and unnecessary single-use plastics packaging.