An evening recognising the excellence and innovation within the sustainable packaging industry was held last night at the APCO 2023 Annual Awards. In a room packed with the brightest minds, ingenious innovators, passionate, and determined packaging sector leaders, it was a time to celebrate the collective efforts of individuals, organisations, and projects truly driving change to a more sustainable future.

Ahead of APCO's 2023 Awards ceremony tonight, Industry Sector winners have been revealed, with Arnott’s Group, Ball & Doggett, CHEP, and O F Packaging among the top businesses recognised.

Opal Group has opened its doors for AIP members via a virtual site tour of its facilities, giving insights into its recycling operation, its Botany Mill, its fibre and specialty packaging divisions, and its bag solutions.

Bundaberg Brewed Drinks has opened the doors on its multi-million-dollar Master Brewery, with Australian PM Anthony Albanese in attendance. Beverage packaging and processing systems specialist Krones played a key role in the integrated plant delivery.

Mura Technology has opened the world’s first commercial-scale HydroPRS advanced plastic recycling plant in Teesside, UK, building on Cat-HTR technology developed by Australian company Licella.

Sales at packaging juggernaut Amcor fell by six per cent on a constant currency basis to US$3.44bn in the three months to September, with GAAP net income down by 35 per cent to US$152m.

BioPak says it is supporting food rescue organisation OzHarvest with a new Christmas cup campaign, with the goal to deliver 20,000 meals to people in need this holiday season.

UK flexible packaging manufacturer Roberts Mart is entering the Australian market with the launch of a new product aimed to improve disposal of home compostable flexible packaging materials.

TNA Solutions has added a third manufacturing site in Australia, the second in Sydney, to meet the burgeoning demand for technology solutions from the global confectionery and nutraceutical sectors.

Pilz celebrated its 25th anniversary in ANZ, and 75 years since it was founded, with a lively evening event in Melbourne for staff, customers, partners, and friends, and with Thomas Pilz over from Germany.

Raphael Geminder has told Pact shareholders that the company's statement on the independent Knoll report, which indicated his offer was too low, has serious shortcomings.

A challenging trading environment was cited by Pro-Pac as the reason its three month revenue to September slipped by $2.1m compared to the previous quarter, down to $77.8m.

IVE has made its move into fibre-based packaging, acquiring Melbourne-based packaging group JacPak in a $35m deal, as the first stage in a strategy to build a $150m-a-year folding carton business.

Spiral Foods, one of Australia’s leading suppliers and distributors of quality traditional foods, has turned to Great Wrap for its compostable pallet wrap to be introduced into its supply chain.

Close the Loop says it will once again have a solution instead of landfill for post-consumer soft plastics, as its new TonerPlas 2.0 processing line will be commissioned in December, at a new facility in Reservoir.

In what the company is calling an Australian-first, KitKat has increased its use of recycled plastic in the wrappers of select products to 90 per cent.