The upcoming Print21 + PKN LIVE New Frontiers In Packaging Print event will deliver five major benefits to packagers attending the day, according to the organisers.

Christina Condos from label converter Labelhouse has been named as one of two Victorian finalists for the Media Super Young Executive of the Year Award.

The South Australian Government will move to ban a range of single-use plastic products, including cutlery, straws and stirrers, and is looking to introduce legislation early next year.

CEO and managing director of APPMA member Orora, Nigel Garrard, will retire as of 30 September, with Brian Lowe to replace him in both jobs.

Packaging operation Hoxton Industries – a leading employer of people with disabilities – has teamed up with TAFE NSW to upskill its workforce.

Impact International was one of the big winners at the NSW Printing Industry Creativity Awards last night, taking out two Golds and a Bronze, while Rawson Print Co took Gold in the Packaging category.

Next month's LIVE New Frontiers in Packaging Print will include an exclusive session from packaging giant Tetra Pak, at which digital solutions manager Richard Cuthbert will present on its digitally connected packaging strategy.

Vietnam is the site of Tetra Pak's newest aseptic carton factory which will supply domestic and export markets in ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand.

Supermarket giant Woolworths is significantly expanding trials on new technology that will enable its customers to scan and pay for their products on their smartphones, doing away with the need for checkouts.

The six distinct businesses of industrial measurement and automation operation Diverseco have joined together in a strategic restructure, and will now all operate under the Diverseco brand.

Brand owners and marketing managers keen to know how AR can drive consumer engagement with their packaging, and how to gather analytics and insights from physical packaging, can find out more at the Print21+PKN LIVE forum on 12 August in Sydney.

Carton package producer Detpak took out Gold and Silver awards at the South Australian state Printing Industry Creativity Awards (PICAs) last night.

A Collective Action Group has been announced to drive 2025 National Packaging Targets and includes leading industry and government representatives. Big names like Visy and Pact Group, Nestlé, Coca-Cola Amatil, Coles, David Jones and Country Road are among the line-up.

Supermarket giant Aldi is committing to dramatically reducing its plastic packaging, saying it will axe it by a quarter within the next six years, and will cease supply of many single use plastic products by the end of next year.

In a world first, FMCG giant Procter & Gamble is set to pilot skincare products in refillable containers, which it says could dramatically reduce the amount of plastic used in the beauty category.