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In another positive step towards meeting the packaging industry's 2025 targets, the federal government has committed $3 million to recycling projects, including a B2B circular economy e-commerce platform. PKN spoke to APCO CEO Brooke Donnelly.

The Amcor takeover of US-based Bemis has taken one more step towards completion, with shareholders in both companies voting overwhelmingly in favour of the deal.

Gravure Packaging and Fuzed took out a trio of Golds at Pride in Print, the annual New Zealand printing awards, sending them to the top of the leaderboard as the only companies to win three Golds.

The Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre will partner with the Australian Institute of Packaging for one of its first projects.

It was a night of celebration for the Australasian packaging industry when 200 representatives gathered in Sydney earlier this week to see who had achieved the top accolades in 2019 Packaging Innovation and Design awards. We caught some highlights on camera.

Sealed Air Corporation is set to splash US$510m on acquiring Automated Packaging Systems (APS), a leading manufacturer of automated bagging systems, on a cash and debt free basis.

The ability to attract bright young people and develop their critical thinking emerged as the key themes at the PKN + Food & Drink Business Women in Packaging breakfast panel, held at the AIP Technical Forum.

Bega Cheese has won a federal court case against US food giant Kraft Heinz, giving it the right to continue to use the distinctive “trade dress” associated with its peanut butter.

One of the highlights of the PIDA awards evening is the announcement of the industry professional of the year award, which this year went to Joe Foster of OF Packaging. He spoke to PKN on video shortly after the announcement.

A new award for Accessible Packaging design was introduced to the 2019 Packaging Innovation & Design Awards Programme. SPC, Flavour Creations and Sealed Air were recognised for their breakthrough designs.

At a gala event in Sydney last night, Australasia's peak packaging awards programme announced its winners' list, representing the cream of the crop in packaging design innovation and industry contribution for 2019. We caught some of the winners on video.

Creativity, collaboration and a rapidly changing workplace were some of the key points addressed by BrandOpus Australia managing director Nikki Moeschinger, the keynote speaker at the 2019 Women in Packaging Breakfast Forum.

Channel 9's 60 Minutes on Sunday night has sparked a furore in the packaging and waste management industry. PKN spoke to key stakeholders in a bid to bring balance to the conversation.

Visy has officially opened its new $100 million corrugated packaging facility in Truganina, Victoria.