Sustainability

In partnership with REDcycle, PepsiCo ANZ is set to convert chip packets into furniture, bollards, signage and more.

The Sunshine State has become the latest in Australia to launch a refund scheme for containers, with the beverage industry giving Queensland’s “Containers for Change” program a thumbs-up.

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has welcomed three new directors to the board representing packaging, sustainability and recycling. Sam Andersen, chair (pictured) said she was delighted to add their experience to the board.

Unilever's deal with waste management company Veolia means change is coming after years of environmental dithering, writes Laurel Brunner.

The era of unbridled usage of plastic packaging is coming to an end, as some of the world's biggest food and drink companies, along with major packaging providers, have pledged a global crackdown on plastic pollution.

Earthwise Group is moving to increase the recycled plastic content in bottles across its entire environmental cleaning range, as part of a push to reduce the use of virgin plastic.

A startup in Berlin has become the first German beverage producer to sell its water in 100 per cent recycled PET bottles.

Thai plastic maker TBPI is buying paper packaging business Intelipac for £13m, as part of a strategy to diversify away from its core business.

A range of single use plastics will be completely banned across all 27 European Union countries by 2021, if a new proposal from the Parliament goes through its final procedural hurdles.

Australia's waste plastic packaging is running out of overseas disposal options, as Asian nations follow China's lead and get set to ban the majority of plastic waste from coming into their countries.

A reusable cup company has turned to reverse in-mould labels to decorate its products, which are designed to stay out of landfills.

The University of New South Wales has developed “microfactories” that can convert packaging waste and e-waste into reusable materials.

BioPak is joining forces with Perth cafes for a coffee cup composting service aimed at diverting waste from landfill.

SodaStream has deployed a massive ocean-cleaning device called the “Holy Turtle” to clean plastic waste from the ocean off Honduras.

Detpak’s RecycleMe coffee cups have arrived in the United Kingdom, with Taylor St Baristas coffee shops the first to sign on to the program.