Pact Group has received $20m in government funding to support a $76m investment in plant upgrades that will create 250 full-time jobs and boost the amount of recycled plastic in locally made packaging.

SPE's Plastics and the Circular Economy virtual forum this week highlighted Australia’s current progress on plastics and packaging recyclability, and what's needed to achieve the 2025 National Packaging Targets.

APCO has launched the Collective Impact Report outlining actions required to achieve the 2025 National Packaging Targets. The overarching message is this: more action needs to be taken, and fast.

Labelmakers has marked a major milestone for its Liner Recycling Services program which, in its first six months, has seen 130 tonnes of glassine liner diverted from landfill, and 40 brand owners join.

REDcycle has become a partnering arm of iQ Renew, in a merger set to expand recovery of flexible packaging materials and create new markets for soft plastics.

Tasmanian Salmon producer Petuna is switching from polystyrene packaging to cardboard, in a move that it said will divert more than 150,000 polystyrene boxes from landfill annually.

Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week celebrates 25 years this week with activities to raise awareness of the importance of recycling and reuse, and a strong 'buy recycled' push from government.

New research from Nestlé reveals that labelling confusion is getting Australians bins in a mess, and the food and beverage giant is calling for more companies to adopt the Australasian Recycling Label.

EXCLUSIVE: Packaging professionals in the ANZ region are well qualified and largely secure in their jobs, according to key findings in the AIP 2021 Salary Survey report released this week.

Amcor has been hit by raw materials shortages, causing it to cut back supply to some of its lower margin customers. Sales rose by 10 per cent, as the company increased prices.

Remondis Australia aims to fill a critical recycling gap and lifting recycling capabilities in the Hunter Valley with a $22 million investment for the Tomago Resource Recovery Facility.

Foodmach has been awarded the contract to install an Industry 4.0-enabled turnkey filling line for global wine company Pernod Ricard Winemakers.

Aldi is on its way to reducing the amount of plastic used in its own-brand packaging by 25% by 2025, already removing almost 2000 tonnes of plastic packaging in just a year.

On a mission to become circular by 2025, evian has introduced a range of ‘bottles made from bottles’, which will be distributed through Coles, Woolworths and Amazon.

Australian eco-startup Zero Co has smashed the country’s record for the largest crowdfunding campaign in history, raising $5 million in under 7 hours.

In line with its ambitious sustainability targets, food manufacturer Goodman Fielder has changed the packaging for Praise Mayo and Aioli, with bottles and jars made by Pact Group using 100% recycled PET.