Costa is committed to reducing the use of non-recyclable packaging and is on track to meet the 2025 National Packaging Targets.
Costa is a member of the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) and in the 2023 APCO Annual Report Costa’s overall performance was rated as ‘leading’. This is defined as having made significant progress on the packaging sustainability journey.
In 2022, 100% of our punnets were made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is 100% recyclable. Of these, 82% were made from 80% recycled PET and 20% PET material. Environmentally friendly packaging is part of Costa’s packaging development process, where opportunities to promote the use of more sustainable materials is explored and we seek to continuously improve sustainability.
Costa’s packaging action plan 2023, lodged with APCO, outlines the next steps the business will take on its packaging journey.
Among the targets are:
- 99% of our packaging to have all items recoverable at end of life.
- 94% of our packaging to be made from recyclable materials.
- 100% of our compostable packaging certified to Australian standards.
- 84% of our on-site waste to be diverted from landfill.