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In a surprise announcement this week, Australia-based social enterprise Thankyou announced it is stopping production of Thankyou Water because it can no longer justify selling bottled water in single-use plastic.

Tasmanian Oyster Co has developed a new CO2-based laser etching process to etch a brand mark on shell, helping to identify and trace shellfish products across global markets.

CMTP recently announced it can now supply HACCP International Certified Hygiene pallets. The company said it can now produce a special range of its Pal-giene certified food-safe pallets.

Graphic Packaging International took home the Australian Partner of the Year award at Coca-Cola Amatil’s annual Australian Partner for Growth Awards.

Yesterday Victoria recorded the country’s worst day in the Covid-19 pandemic, reporting 15 deaths and 725 new cases. Victoria also went into a period of extraordinarily strict lockdown as the state government scrambles to get the outbreak under control, forcing many businesses to shut their doors.

Pact Group, Cleanaway, and Asahi have entered a joint venture to build a $45m recycling plant in Albury/Wodonga. The facility will substantially increase rPET production in Australia.

The July/August edition of PKN Packaging News is out now. Whether you read it online or in print, it's packed with the latest news and insight for the packaging industry.

New Zealand home compostable packaging supplier to the global ecommerce market, The Better Packaging Co, and SEKO Logistics are partnering to help significantly replace single-use plastics in global eCommerce fulfillment supply chains.

Procter & Gamble brands Gillette and Venus have joined forces with TerraCycle to launch a free, national recycling programme for all brands of razors and their packaging in Australia.

Kurz Australia is celebrating half a century of operation and hosted a series of staff events at locations around the country to mark the momentous occasion.

The annual Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) congress, usually located in The Netherlands, is going virtual this year, meaning Australian brand owners and packaging professionals can participate with ease, and for less than $500.

Packserv has rejoined the ranks of OEMs in Australia with the launch of a new engineering and manufacturing division – Packserv Manufacturing – to add to its already established packaging equipment hire and services business.

The government is extending its JobKeeper programme until March, but on a reduced payment level, which will reduce again next year on two-tier rate for full-time and part-time staff.

Alex Commins, CEO of Jamestrong and former CEO and owner of Colorpak, pays heartfelt tribute to his Colorpak/GPI colleague David Johnson who died on 13 July.

The deal that captured the attention of the Australian and New Zealand FMCG producers and packaging industry back in late 2019 has been completed as predicted. Visy will be the new owner of O-I ANZ, and now a one-stop packaging shop.

GS1 Australia is establishing an industry-led National Traceability Advisory Group, which will provide advice on global standards for trade and traceability. It is chaired by Ram Akella of Woolworths Group.