Sustainability

Coffee company Allpress Espresso has introduced two new reusable cups in an effort to reduce waste to landfill.

Scheufelen Paper is developing a new paper based on grass, which the company says may herald a switch from plastic and recycled paper bags, trays and packaging foils to the grass paper.

Procter and Gamble has teamed up with TerraCycle for a national recycling program for dish care products and air fresheners.

Recycling of eligible drink containers has soared by 69 per cent in NSW since the Return and Earn container deposit scheme began last year, and Coca-Cola is partnering with environmental collective CitizenBlue to take advantage of the program.

Australian Paper has Works Approval from Victoria's environmental protection agency for its proposed $600m Energy from Waste (EfW) facilty, meaning the innovative project at its Maryvale Mill is a significant step closer to getting off the ground.

Brisbane coffee company Merlo Coffee has teamed up with BioPak to become Queensland’s first coffee business to use environmentally-friendly cups and lids.

Pact chairman Raphael Geminder told the audience at the End Of Waste event hosted to launch the company's white paper of the same name in Melbourne that, “We are on a journey, and it is terrifying".

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has invited members and industry colleagues to participate in the consultation process for APCO’s Sustainable Packaging Guidelines (SPGs).

Plastic packaging giant Pact Group has launched its End of Waste White Paper, examining how the goal of creating a circular economy without losing value can be achieved.

Detpak has launched its new RecycleMe takeaway coffee cup, which features an easily-removable lining that makes it easier to recycle into standard copy paper.

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.