Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) Study - PFAS in Fibre Based Packaging
The APCO PFAS Report was supported with funding from the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. It was led by the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) and consisted of two phases of testing conducted by Planet Ark, using the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and Envirolab. It focused on fibre-based, food-contact packaging, due to the common use of PFAS internationally in this type of packaging as a barrier to heat, grease and water.
The National PFAS Position Statement, agreed to by all Australian governments, establishes that industry participants should inform themselves about the presence of PFAS in their products, and phase them out where possible.