Packaging Sustainability

Salute is a member of the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) which is a co-regulatory, not-for-profit organisation that partners with government and industry to reduce the harmful impact of packaging on the Australian environment.

All members of the packaging supply chain are responsible for helping to achieve sustainable packaging outcomes. In response to a change to packaging recycling in 2018, the 2025 National Packaging Targets were developed to establish a sustainable path for Australia's recyclable waste.

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As a member of APCO, we commit to comply with the obligations of the Australian Packaging Covenant which has a legislative basis. This means that we are obliged to comply with the following:

  • Develop an Action Plan outlining what we propose to do to contribute to improving packaging sustainability.
  • Report annually on the implementation of our Action Plan.
  • Publish the plan and reports on our website.
  • Pay membership fees.
  • Implement policies or procedures to buy products made from recycled materials.
  • Establish collection and recycling programs for used packaging materials generated on-site.
  • Take action to reduce waste.
  • Allow independent audits of annual reports and the implementation of action plans.

A message from Bronte Hough, Managing Director.

I am hopeful this will encourage more sustainable business models that rethink the status quo. At Salute we will continue to keep our commitments to our team, our partners and to our sustainability goals. We are inspired by the feedback and support of our customers & partners and look forward to sharing our progress as we go.