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PKN talks... packaging moments of truth, with the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation's Chris Foley.

In this episode, Lindy Hughson, managing editor and publisher of PKN Packaging News talks to Chris Foley, CEO of APCO, about advancing Australia’s circular packaging economy.

We review APCO’s recent Town Hall meetings with its members, as a consultative process following the National Packaging Targets Review, and Government’s announcements earlier this year that it plans to change the current voluntary environment and intervene with legislation. The discussion explores the balance of regulation, administration, and autonomy to achieve targets. It examines insights provided by the participants, and the topics discussed in the forums, with a focus on the structure of the proposed framework model, its funding, governance, targets, and scope of its compliance and enforcement.

This detailed review of these sessions and their outcomes also provides insights into the waste and recycling management process, encouraging mandated recycled content, and the steps that need to be taken to achieve these goals.

Links:
APCO Invites Input on Packaging Reset:
www.packagingnews.com.au/latest/apco-invites-input-on-packaging-reset

Packaging waste legislation: environment ministers step in:
www.packagingnews.com.au/latest/packaging-waste-legislation-environment-ministers-step-in

Targets data disappointing, APCO calls for reset:
www.packagingnews.com.au/latest/2025-targets-data-disappointing-apco-calls-for-reset

Australia's 2025 National Packaging Targets:
www.apco.org.au/national-packaging-targets

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MC: Grant McHerron
Host: Lindy Hughson
Producer: Steve Visscher
Editor: Chris Visscher

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