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Amcor Flexibles has partnered with compostable packaging producer, TIPA, to bring its compostable packaging technology to Australia and New Zealand.

As part of its ambition to be Australia’s most sustainable supermarket, Coles Group has launched a national campaign that brings to life and celebrates its recently launched Sustainability Strategy.

The Goodman Group and joint venture partner, Brickworks, have commenced construction of a new 16,870 square metre purpose-built service centre facility for packaging giant, CHEP.

Pact Group and Cleanaway have invested $38 million into a new plastic recycling facility at Laverton, Victoria, which will become Australia’s largest post-consumer polyethylene recycling plant.

Five thousand households in Mosman and Willoughby will be able to recycle aluminium coffee pods through their kerbside bins in an Australian-first pilot.

The big ANZ print trade show PacPrint has been postponed from this September to next July, in light of the ongoing Covid pandemic that is currently locking down large parts of Australia.

Packaging businesses in NSW and Victoria are deemed to be providing an essential a service, so are free to carry on manufacturing under the latest lockdowns without interruption. There are, however, several caveats.

Impact International is one of the packaging businesses in the NSW Fairfield LGA affected by the latest round of state government Covid-19 restrictions. PKN spoke to MD Aleks Lajovic.

Small and medium sized packaging business in the current Sydney lockdown, whose turnover is more than 30 per cent lower than the same period in 2019, will be entitled to government business support of between $1500 and $10,000 a week.

Just a week after it instigated the purchase of the ANZ Hexagon labels businesses for A$381m, Multi-Color Corp, has itself been sold by its p/e owners, and will be rolled into a giant new labels and packaging operation.

Tetra Pak has been recognised as one of the world’s 50 Sustainability and Climate leaders, for its commitment to pioneering a sustainable future, with a documentary showcasing its journey to date.

Australia Post has added a new line in its address section of parcels, providing space for the traditional place name to be included in the send to address.

The CEFC has made its first investment under the Australian Recycling Investment Fund, committing up to $16.5 million in debt finance on behalf of the Australian government to a PET recycling facility in regional NSW.

Global label heavyweight Multi-Color Corporation (MCC) is acquiring the ANZ Hexagon label printing businesses, stumping up a reported NZ$410m (A$381m) for the group, which is being sold by its private equity owners Mercury Capital.

The federal government’s ban on the export of mixed plastic waste has come into effect on 1 July. Pact Group and Cleanaway are among major industry players showing strong support as Australia's recycling industry prepares for transformation.

Most packaging businesses will pay less tax from today, but will pay more in super, more on the minimum wage, and more for paper, board and films, while the instant asset write off and carry back losses remain, as the new tax year kicks in.