Sustainability

Sussan Group brand Sportsgirl has partnered with Australian retail packaging manufacturer PaperPak to launch paper carry bags across stores nationwide, the first of the Group's brands to do so.

The 2022 Sustainable Packaging Design of the Year award was the most hotly contested category and recognised nine companies with gold awards across seven sub-categories.

McCormick is collaborating with packaging and plastics industry leader, Berry Global to help advance its commitment of achieving 100 per cent packaging that can be recycled, repurposed, or reused.

Australian food packaging manufacturer Confoil and BASF have developed DualPakECO – a certified compostable and dual ovenable food tray based on paper.

The decision by the Queensland government to ban all disposable plastic shopping bags has been welcomed by industry, with the Boomerang Alliance calling it a step up in the attack on polluting single-use plastic items.

The head of Australia’s largest vertically integrated soft plastics recycler says the plastic recycling industry has been gearing up to meet the challenge of the 1 July waste export ban.

Aldi Australia has released its 2021 Plastics and Packaging Progress Report, and found that well-intended Australians face more questions than answers when it comes to recycling.

Global packaging solutions company Sidel has pledged to halve its emissions by 2030 and confirmed that all its sites will be 100 per cent green energy-powered by the end of the year.

Kitchen bag brand Glad says it is playing its part in preventing plastic waste from entering oceans, partnering with Oceanworks to introduce its all-new 50 per cent ocean-bound plastic recycled garbage bags.

To help address the global plastics pollution problem, the Plastics Innovation Hub Vietnam, managed by CSIRO, has launched with the aim to significantly reduce plastic waste in the country.

The Hidden Sea and purpose-led global racing championship, SailGP, have joined forces to raise awareness of climate change and ocean health, and to help remove plastic from the ocean.

Packamama's flat eco-bottle for wine, made from 100% rPET by Visy, has debuted in selected Coles liquor outlets, with Accolade Wines’ Banrock Station and One Small Step from Taylors Wines first to shelf. PKN spoke to the innovator to gain an in-depth understanding of the concept's development.

Planet Protector Packaging is waging a war against EPS waste in our waterways, winning awards along the way for both the company and its CEO & founder Joanne Howarth.

Nearly half of McDonald’s shareholders (41.9%) support a resolution filed by US shareholder advocacy group As You Sow for it to develop a list of actions it could take to reduce plastics packaging pollution.

Australian start-up Compostable Alternatives has collaborated with Closed Loop Environmental Solutions and Responsible Cafes to produce a certified home compostable coffee cup and lid.

Ahead of World Environment Day on 5 June, Woolworths supermarket and consumer goods retailer BIG W have pledged to stop selling reusable plastic shopping bags, phasing them out over the next year.