Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) – Action Plan to Phase Out PFAS in Fibre-Based Food Contact Packaging
The Action Plan outlines a national, voluntary and industry-led approach to phasing out per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in fibre-based food contact packaging by 31 December 2023, with consideration for stock run-out.
The Action Plan provides guidance on how to test for and report on PFAS in fibre-based food contact packaging and considerations for selecting alternatives. By removing contamination, industry will improve the sustainability of Australian packaging and the quality of recycling and composting streams.
APCO developed the Action Plan in consultation with industry, based on the 2021 PFAS in Fibre-Based Packaging report which was supported with funding from the Australian Government.
The Action Plan supports the implementation of the National PFAS Position Statement agreed to by all Australian governments in 2020 and the achievement of the 2025 National Packaging Targets.