Visy has opened a new office in Essendon Fields, Victoria, with carpet tiles derived from more than 50,000 recycled plastic bottles.

The office, opened by Visy co-owner Fiona Geminder and COO Mark DeWitt last week, uses Inter EcoSoft carpet tiles composed of material from 54,500 plastic bottles diverted from landfill, as well as recycled wall panels, kitchen stools and chairs made from 80 per cent recycled HDPE plastic.

It will house employees from HR, IT, International Operations, Accounts Payable/Receivable, and Procurement, in what the company bills as an enjoyable, inclusive and efficient working environment that fosters collaboration and promotes diversity.

Video conferencing units and team boards will allow connectivity to sites across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and China.


Food & Drink Business

Market connectivity through ecommerce is more urgent than ever before, Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) says. It has refreshed its Australian Food Catalogue (AFC) to boost its trade credentials.

Thomas Foods International has acquired a 50 per cent stake in meat processing company Frew International. In an unrelated sale, the company has agreed to sell its fresh potato business to Mitolo Family Farms.

Foodpro will be held from 25-28 July 2021 at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, a shift from the Melbourne location planned for this year.