Sustainability

Packaging tube designer and manufacturer Impact International won the Sustainability Award for the second time in a row at the National Print Awards.

New recommendations in the UK allow paperboard packaging to contain up to 15 per cent plastic and still be considered recyclable. using such materials can lessen climate impacts.

Consumer beauty brand Garnier said it aims to use no virgin plastic in any of its packaging by 2025, and, by that year, make all its packaging reusable, recyclable, or compostable.

Pact Group and others have welcomed Monday’s announcement from the Australian government that it would commit $190m to a new recycling modernisation fund for Australia.

Coles and sustainability partner REDcycle have diverted more than one billion pieces of soft plastic from landfill, the supermarket group announced.

Australia’s leading operator of container refund points Return-It has announced Alby Taylor as its new CEO.

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation has released the July schedule for its weekly community webinar series and published a toolkit to mark Plastic Free July.

Ecolean’s 2019 sustainability report highlighted the company’s use of 81 per cent renewable electricity at production and manufacturing sites and set more ambitious goals.

Tetra Pak aims to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions in its operations by 2030 and aims to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions for the entire value chain by 2050.

Innovia Films is launching Encore, a new family of recyclable biaxially-oriented polypropylene films manufactured from renewable, non-food-based raw materials.

Lombard the Paper People has launched a new sustainable takeaway coffee cup. made from bamboo and lined with bio-based polybutylene succinate.

APCO has released the June schedule for its Weekly Community Webinar series, which was launched in March to help keep industry connected during lockdown.

A global assessment of recycling and sustainability labels on plastic packaging found most lacking, but the Australasian Recycling Label got high marks.

The NSW Circular Economy Innovation Network has announced Lisa McLean has been appointed its first CEO. The organisation works to create and communicate circular economy solutions for the state.

Three Australian environmental organisations have partnered to publish guidelines to help businesses make informed choices around compostable plastic packaging.

Planet Ark CEO Paul Klymenko discusses the opportunities that are belied by the challenges of these unprecedented times. The current pandemic is a great challenge, but in it lies opportunity.