Associations

PVCA, along with many other associations, is backing the government's new CovidSafe app, which indicates when the user has been in contact with an infected person.

Amid the Covid-19 Crisis, the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) has been at the forefront of providing up-to-date information to its members and the wider industry.

Social distancing is the order of the day, and as result social networking is now more of a focus than ever. APPMA has stepped up its social media activity significantly, and is inviting industry to join.

Expansion of activities under the APPMA umbrella has led to the appointment of a new team member, Denni Egan.

The Australian Institute of Packaging joined industry leaders and stakeholders at the National Plastics Summit in Canberra this week. Delegates shared their take-aways with PKN.

Emma & Tom’s new Look After Others water packaging is sporting the Foodbank logo. The brand owner has partnered with Foodbank Victoria and will be donating a portion of its sales to support the fight against hunger.

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has released its provisional program for the biennial AIP Australasian Packaging Conference – to take place over 1 – 2 April.

The APPMA will launch a research project to engage and inform the packaging and processing machinery industry of the CRC objectives. The project will also explore and identify opportunities to tackle the food-waste challenge.

Following the success of his recent presentation at the Sydney APPMA members dinner, Paul Allen of Margin Partners will host a series of masterclasses, sponsored by the APPMA, on how to improve profitability.

Entries are now open for the 2020 Printing Industry Creativity Awards, which will culminate at the National Print Awards in July and incorporate a number of new categories.

The Australian Institute of Packaging is partnering with the IoPP to launch the Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course in Australia in 2020. The residential course aims to bring attendees one step closer to becoming a certified packaging professional.

As a part of its commitment to the Asean region, the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) will be taking the Flexible Packaging: Now & Into the Future training course to ProPak Philippines, as well as three free packaging workshops.

To help OzHarvest Brisbane celebrate its eighth birthday with those in the community experiencing hardship, the APPMA sponsored two celebration cakes.

APCO has appointed its 2020 Board of Directors, drawn from the waste and recycling, packaging, and sustainability sectors.

The AIP has called for speakers for the 2020 Australasian Packaging Conference, to be held in Melbourne in April.

Five million Australians are food insecure at any given time in a year, yet we throw away 7.3 million tonnes of food waste each year. OzHarvest is working to change this, as Queensland manager Amy Cobb told APPMA members at a dinner in Brisbane earlier this week.