Sustainability

A trio of University of Sydney graduate students has found a way to produce biodegradable packaging from crustacean skeletons.

Tetra Pak has partnered with a New Zealand company to recycle used beverage cartons into building material by the end of the year.

More than 30 companies have signed a pledge with the City of Sydney to dramatically reduce the use of single-use plastics in their businesses.

Food processing industry supplier GEA has unveiled a new tray for sustainable food packaging.

Procter and Gamble (P&G) has teamed up with TerraCycle to give away five recycled outdoor classrooms in a national competition.

Coca-Cola Amatil has joined the Business Council for Sustainability Development Australia (BCSD Australia), the peak body for companies working on a transition to sustainability.

Paper merchant Ball and Doggett has launched Extract, a new paper made from recycled coffee cups, to highlight what it says is a global problem.

Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) has picked up a nod for its Foopak packaging, winning Environmental Leader and Energy Manager Today’s Product of the Year Award.

Never before have so many spoken so much (and had so many misguided opinions) about packaging. And indeed, never before have we needed to develop this dialogue as much as we do now, writes PKN Publisher Lindy Hughson.

Stora Enso has introduced a new renewable paperboard for both hot and cold drinking cups, as well as ice cream.

The circular economy is rapidly moving from being the preserve of green activists and investors out into the mainstream - but packaging print needs to jump aboard, writes Laurel Brunner.

The bioplastics industry has hit back at what it describes as “misleading” headlines around a study of biodegradable and compostable plastic bags.

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) continues its push to improve manufacturing sustainability after announcing it was on track to source 60 per cent of its energy from low-carbon and renewables by next year.

Qantas has flown the world’s first commercial flight to send zero waste to landfill.

Amcor has launched the first packaging product made from its recyclable high-barrier polyolefin film.