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Packaging Council of Australia

Overview

The Packaging Council of Australia (PCA) is the national industry association of the Australian packaging industry. The PCA is currently working towards increasing the recycling and recyclability of packaging through improved design and recovery, and by educating the public to make informed choices with respect to packaging and the environmental impact associated with its use.

One objective of the PCA is to be a leader in the discussion of environmental issues related to waste minimization, recycling, litter reduction, solid waste management and conservation of resources. Education has also become a focus of the PCA.

The Education Corner is a section of the website that contains a number of resources, fact sheets and lesson plans for teachers and upper primary and secondary students which outline the packaging supply chain and many of the issues associated with packaging ranging from sustainability to ethical marketing practices.