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A total of 21 winners were celebrated for their sustainable packaging achievements at The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) Awards last Wednesday in Melbourne.

Organisations from the manufacturing, retail, transport, technology, hospitality and tobacco industries were represented, highlighting the work being done by Australian businesses towards greater sustainability.

The APCO enables businesses, government and industry to design and utilise more sustainable packaging throughout the supply chain to reduce the environmental impact of packaging in Australia.

Finalists and winners were selected based on their performance in sustainable packaging design, comprehensive recycling systems, and product stewardship activities to develop sustainable supply chains.

In addition to the industry sector awards, four businesses were also celebrated via the Outstanding Achievement awards in Design, Recycling, Packaging Stewardship, as well as the APCO Member of the Year who showed high achievements overall.

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The winning companies of the 17 Sector Awards were:

CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND FASHION

Lululemon Athletica Australia

Kathmandu

CONSUMER COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS

Fuji Xerox Australia

HP PPS AUSTRALIA

SingTel Optus

FOOD AND BEVERAGE

Rawbone Pet Foods

Pernod Ricard Winemakers

The Smith's Snackfoods Company & Sakata Rice Snacks Australia

PACKAGING MANUFACTURER

CHEP Australia

Detmold Packaging

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PHARMACEUTICAL, PERSONAL CARE AND MEDICAL

Jurlique International

Blackmores

Unilever Australasia

QUICK SERVICE RESTAURANT

McDonalds Australia

SHIPPING AND TRANSPORT

Qantas Airways

TOBACCO

British American Tobacco Australia

HOME AND HARDWARE

Brown & Watson International

The winning companies of the four Outstanding Achievement Awards were:

APCO MEMBER OF THE YEAR

Kathmandu

(Kathmandu's Oliver Milliner is pictured below).

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OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DESIGN

The Smith's Snackfoods Company & Sakata Rice Snacks Australia

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN RECYCLING

Nestlé Australia

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN PACKAGING STEWARDSHIP

Jurlique International

 

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