Australian businesses have been recognised for their work towards improving packaging sustainability as part of the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation’s (APCO) Annual Awards ceremony.
Businesses including Kellogg, Nestlé, Coles, BioPak, and CHEP were among the big winners, each taking home multiple accolades at the event, which was held on 18 November.
In total, 22 awards were handed out to businesses who are utilising best practice to support sustainable packaging design, sustainability leadership and sustainability education.
Kellogg Australia took home the main award, the Sustainable Packaging Excellence Award, for its work to optimise 99 per cent of packaging for material efficiency along with the continued use of the Australasian Recycling Label on packaging.
The Sustainability Champion Award was presented to BioPak Founder Richard Fine for his work in driving progress towards the National Packaging Targets and the National Food Waste Strategy Targets. As well as his support of compostable packaging.
Other recipients included Nestlé Australia, BioPak and Coles as part of the Our Packaging Future (OPF) Awards, which celebrate projects and initiatives designed specifically to help Australia reach the 2025 National Packaging Targets.
Brooke Donnelly, CEO, APCO said the awards helped to identify those initiatives throughout the industry which are contributing to creating sustainable outcomes.
“Each and every finalist recognised here has demonstrated strong leadership and innovation over the last twelve months and we’ve witnessed many success stories that highlight the very essence of what Australia needs to achieve the 2025 National Packaging Targets – collaboration,” Donnelly said.
For a full list of winners, click here.