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Amcor has opened a new ISO certified medical packaging facility for the APAC region, with co-extruders and flexo printing centre stage at the Singapore-based plant.

PKN’s Nov/Dec 2021 issue is once again packed with latest stories from the world of packaging, shining a light on the latest news, trends and developments in sustainability, e-commerce packaging, packaging innovation, and pack printing and decoration.

EXCLUSIVE: In a game-changing move for sustainable packaging and recycling, O F Packaging and Close the Loop are joining forces to form – and ASX list – the new entity Close the Loop Group.

Planet Protector wins a $4.8m federal government grant, which will be used to establish a $9.6m manufacturing facility in regional NSW to support the production of its innovative Woolpack packaging solution.

Kellogg, Nestlé, Coles, BioPak, and CHEP were among the big winners at APCO's 2021 Awards, while Richard Fine of BioPak was crowned Sustainability Champion.

BREAKING: APCO has recognised the top performing members by industry sector at its annual awards celebration held virtually today, with brand owners, packaging suppliers and retailers in the limelight.

Pact Group has received $20m in government funding to support a $76m investment in plant upgrades that will create 250 full-time jobs and boost the amount of recycled plastic in locally made packaging.

SPE's Plastics and the Circular Economy virtual forum this week highlighted Australia’s current progress on plastics and packaging recyclability, and what's needed to achieve the 2025 National Packaging Targets.

APCO has launched the Collective Impact Report outlining actions required to achieve the 2025 National Packaging Targets. The overarching message is this: more action needs to be taken, and fast.

Labelmakers has marked a major milestone for its Liner Recycling Services program which, in its first six months, has seen 130 tonnes of glassine liner diverted from landfill, and 40 brand owners join.

REDcycle has become a partnering arm of iQ Renew, in a merger set to expand recovery of flexible packaging materials and create new markets for soft plastics.

Tasmanian Salmon producer Petuna is switching from polystyrene packaging to cardboard, in a move that it said will divert more than 150,000 polystyrene boxes from landfill annually.

Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week celebrates 25 years this week with activities to raise awareness of the importance of recycling and reuse, and a strong 'buy recycled' push from government.

New research from Nestlé reveals that labelling confusion is getting Australians bins in a mess, and the food and beverage giant is calling for more companies to adopt the Australasian Recycling Label.

EXCLUSIVE: Packaging professionals in the ANZ region are well qualified and largely secure in their jobs, according to key findings in the AIP 2021 Salary Survey report released this week.

Amcor has been hit by raw materials shortages, causing it to cut back supply to some of its lower margin customers. Sales rose by 10 per cent, as the company increased prices.