• APCO Awards 2024
    APCO Awards 2024
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Applications for the 2024 APCO Annual Awards are now open, recognising exceptional leadership and innovation in packaging circularity. The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) is inviting organisations involved in packaging to submit their achievements for consideration, with the deadline fast approaching in just two weeks.

The APCO Annual Awards recognise excellence in various categories, including industry education, recycled content, improved recycling systems, and sustainability champion. This year’s awards also feature the new Australasian Recycling Label (ARL) Excellence Award.

Key reasons to enter the APCO Annual Awards include:

  • Industry recognition: Showcase your leadership in building a better packaging future.
  • Credibility: Enhance your reputation by highlighting what sets you apart in the industry.
  • Brand exposure: Increase visibility of your organisation’s dedication to circularity.
  • Motivational boost: Energise and motivate your team by acknowledging their hard work and achievements.

Applications close on 19 July 2024. Entrants have the opportunity to be recognised in the following categories:

  • Australasian Recycling Label (ARL) Excellence Award (member exclusive)
  • Best-of-the-Best Reporting 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

For more information on how to submit your entry, visit the APCO website.

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