Packaging Information

The PCA prepares and commissions reports, publications and submissions to
Government inquiries on major issues affecting the entire packaging supply chain.

Submissions & Publications

PCA Submission to NSW Govt December 2016

Our submission to the NSW Govt. on the draft regulations surrounding the implementation and operation of the proposedContainer Deposit legislation introduction in July 2017.


PCA Submission to FSANZ:
December 2014Proposal P1034 - Chemical Migration from Packaging into Food
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Packaging - Issues and Puzzles: September 2014
Home Economics Victoria
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A New Packaging Industry Association: July 2012
Representing All Sectors
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Aerosol Association of Australia Sustainability Workshop Presentation: June 2012
Packaging and Sustainability "Going off the Boil? - The Issues.
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PCA Response to the PICRIS: March 2012
Packaging Impacts Consultation Impacts Regulation Impact Statement
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LATMA Conference – Gavin Williams Presentation: March 2011
Sustainability, Covenants, Deposits, Carbon & More
A packaging perspective or what labellers need to know.
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Australian Packaging - Real Examples of Change & Innovation: 2010
Fourth Edition
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Annual Review of Regulatory Burdens on Business: March 2009
Submission to the Productivity Commission Review of Regulatory
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Australian Packaging - Real Examples of Change & Innovation: 2009
Third Edition
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Emissions Trading and the Packaging Industry: November 2008
Report by: The Allen Consulting Group
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Status of Packaging Sustainability in Australia: July 2008
Prepared for Packaging Council of Australia by MS2 & Perchards
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Australian Packaging - Real Examples of Change & Innovation: 2008
Second Edition
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Australian Packaging - Real Examples of Change & Innovation: 2007
First Edition
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Towards Sustainable Packaging: May 2007
Statement Approved by PCA Board
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PCA Submission to the Productivity Commission: February 2006
Waste Generation and Resource Efficiency Inquiry
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Government Reports & Statements

A number of recent Government reports and statements focussing on climate change, sustainability and the outcomes of Meetings of Environment Ministers are listed.

PFOS: March 2011
PFOS and the Stockholm Convention

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21st Meeting of EPHC Communiqué: 5 July, 2010
More progress on key environmental issues
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Food Labelling Guide: June 2009
ACCC Publication
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17th Meeting: November 2008
EPHC Communique
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Garnaut Climate Change Review: September 2008
Supplementary Draft Report
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Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Green Paper: July 2008
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Full Report
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Garnaut Climate Change Review Draft Report: 2008
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Full Report
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Issues Papers

Selected Reports on packaging from the PCA and other countries and regional organisations.

If you would like a copy of any of the below that are not linked , please contact us

Issue No Title
18 Australian Packaging - Issues and Trends
17 Digitisation In Printing - Implications for Packaging
16 Single, Active, Post-Materialistic, and Grey
15 The Internet - What It Means For Australian Packaging
14 Packaging - Its Essential Role
13 Packaging - Ten Trends For The Next Ten Years
12 Eco-Labelling
11 Mandatory Minimum Recycled Content
10 The Packaging Council of Australia
09 Australian Packaging - How Competitive?
08 Recycling
07 Excessive Packaging
06 Mandatory Deposits
05 Litter
04 Waste Management
03 Managing Packaging Waste in Europe - Lessons for Australia
02 Life Cycle Analysis
01 Combustion with Energy Recovery

Please contact the PCA if you would like a copy of any of the Issues Papers.

Packaging Links

Aerosol Association of Australia

Australian Institute of Packaging
Australian Packaging Machinery Association

Europen - The European Organisation for Packaging and the Environment
Food Standards Australia and New Zealand
Grocery Manufacturers of America
GS1 Australia
INCPEN - Industry Council for Packaging and the Environment
LATMA - Label and Tag Manufacturers Association

Australian Packaging Covenant
Packaging Federation - UK
Packaging International
Pira International
Printing Industries Association of Australia

General Links
Design Victoria
Packaging Digest
Packaging - Gateway
Packaging News - UK
Packaging Online
Packaging Strategies
Packaging Today
Packaging World Interactive

Postal Address

PO Box 754
Chatswood NSW 2057

T: +61 2 8789 7300