Australian eco-startup Zero Co, innovator of a closed loop packaging model for cleaning products, has smashed the country’s record for the largest crowdfunding campaign in history, raising $5 million in just six hours and 27 minutes. Read more
In line with its ambitious sustainability targets, food manufacturer Goodman Fielder has changed the packaging for Praise Mayo and Aioli, with bottles and jars made by Pact Group using 100% recycled PET.
APCO, in partnership with Dairy Australia and the ADPF, has published a sustainable packaging roadmap for the dairy industry in a bid to fuel the sector’s 2025 National Packaging Targets.
For the ninth year running, Pact Group has made the list as one of Australia and New Zealand’s Most Innovative Companies, recognised this year for its world-first freeway noisewalls made from up to 75 per cent recycled plastic.
Nestlé Starbucks by Espresso and Nescafé Farmers Origins have introduced capsules made using 80% recycled aluminum, and that use 9.2% less aluminium in their production.
Tetra Pak Index 2021 reveals that Covid-19 has rewired consumers. There's a shift from concern to active caretaking and a desire to take action to keep ourselves, our food, our communities and the planet secure.
In the news this week: Zero Co, APCO, Australian Dairy Federation, Pact Group, Woolworths Macro, Nestlé Starbucks by Nespresso, Sanitarium’s Weet-Bix, Goodman Fielder’s Praise.
PKN talks... Reducing waste and improving performance through a transition to linerless labels.
From this month, Sanitarium Health Food Company’s Weet-Bix will include the ARL, alerting consumers of its commitment to sustainability with 100% recyclable packaging.
Sydney creative studio Tweak has developed pack architecture redesigns for a range of whitening toothpastes under Colgate's Optic White brand.
Taghleef Industries has launched the Shape360 shrink films range, featuring a new and updated Shape360 TDS that improves PET bottle recycling quality and efficiency.
HySpex hyperspectral imaging cameras can now be applied to non-contact, real-time scanning and sorting of complex plastic waste, differentiating closely packed spatial features and pixel-size objects.
The Australian Food Pact is the latest addition to the arsenal of projects and R&D working to halve the country’s food waste by 2030. Simplot Australia, Woolworths Group, Goodman Fielder and Coles Group are four of the founding signatories, joined by Mars Australia, Mondelēz Australia, ARECO Pacific, and McCain Foods.
With the removal of restrictions across states and transitioning into a COVID-19 norm, Woolworths has announced all team members must be vaccinated in the coming months to keep working.
Asahi Beverages has expanded its initiative to buy barley direct from farmers, with seven New South Wales growers now supplying the company’s Yatala brewery in Queensland.