Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation
A not for profit organisation leading the development of a circular economy for packaging in Australia. Membership is voluntary, with a shared vision for a packaging value chain that keeps packaging materials out of landfill and retains the maximum value of the materials, energy and labour within the local economy.
Sunshades' 2021 APCO data shows that we are on track to reach these goals sooner than expected!
With the introduction of 100% recycled polybags and FSC Certified recycled componentry in 2022, our next report will place us in an excellent position as industry leaders for environmentally considered packaging design.
From polybags to invoices, tags to cartons, our packaging items are 93% recyclable through locally available systems.
In one year we reduced our amount of single use plastic polybags by 17% and reduced our overall packaging from 129.3 tonnes to 57.921 tonnes.
In 2021, 24% of all cardboard items ordered were made from 100% recycled materials, accounting for just over 10% of all packaging in our business.