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

A collaboration between O-I Glass, the Australian Beverage Council, brand agency Voice, and Monash University has created a new glass beverage packaging solution. Emma & Tom's will use the bottle for a new premium juice range aimed at the export market.

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

Australian organic winemaker Fourth Wave has partnered with Denomination for its latest range of lighter-style wines, Tread Softly.