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John Wellman, the founder and non-executive chairman of Wellman Packaging, has passed away just shy of his 86th birthday and a year before the celebration of Wellman’s 50 years in business.

Inflation, war and climate catastrophes were cited as potential brakes on a rebounding economy by headline speaker Nicki Hutley at the APPMA member dinner event in Sydney this week, but overall, her message was upbeat.

To mark International Women’s Day, PKN is celebrating the women in packaging that have shared their insight and expertise on The PKN Podcast.

The World Packaging Organisation (WPO) has announced finalists in its Special Awards categories, with Australia’s Woolworths Group and Sealed Air making the cut.

Qenos, will partner with global advanced recycling technology companies Plastic Energy and Axens in a boost for the proposed Qenos Circular Plastic Project.

BREAKING: Global plastics recycling company Brightmark is to construct an advanced plastics recycling plant in Parkes, NSW, bringing thermo-chemical recycling technology to Australia for the first time.

The newly listed Close the Loop Group (ASX: CLG) is off to a solid start, accelerating growth momentum as it reports an increase in revenue of 22.6% on pcp and pro forma NPBT up 67.7% on pcp.

The Brisbane office of the Australian Institute of Packaging, the industry's peak education and training body, has been inundated over the weekend following flood release from Wivenhoe Dam.

Pro-Pac Group grew its revenue by four per cent in the first half with its core Flexibles business up by seven per cent, but its profit before tax fell by 60 per cent, under what it said were challenging market conditions.

The flexo and label printers FPLMA Technical Forum opened this morning, with Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp’s keynote emphasising the benefits of collaboration.

A global survey by WWF and the Plastic Free Foundation reveal that nearly nine in 10 Australians support a global treaty to combat plastic pollution, while almost 80 per cent think single-use plastics should be banned soon.

Orora saw its sales revenue and its net profit after tax rise strongly in the first half of the financial year, saying its glass business had successfully redeployed all its assets that were previously used for wine bottles going to China.

Pact Group saw its half year result drop $21m into the red, mainly due to a challenged contract manufacturing division, while its packaging and sustainability segment delivered higher earnings.

Australian plastics manufacturer Qenos has partnered with leading waste management company Cleanaway for a joint feasibility study into plastic-to-plastic advanced recycling in NSW and Victoria.

The Australian government has given APCO its tick of approval as an accredited national product stewardship scheme working to ensure that the country’s packaging can be recycled, reused and out of landfill.

The recently listed Close the Loop Group is firmly on the acquisition trail. Hot on the heels of its purchase of Oceania Agencies, the company has now bought Sydney-based bulk packaging business, Crasti & Co.