Sustainability

Plastic recycling could sink or swim with Australia’s planned packaging laws, writes Pact Group chair Raphael Geminder. He outlines the state of play and describes how a local circular economy should operate.

Richard Smith, director Sustainability at Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific, discusses the opportunity for circularity of flexible packaging in Australia.

Steve Morriss of Close the Loop Group weighs in on recycled content targets for circular soft plastics and calls for a balanced approach to boost Australia’s recycled content recovery.

Significant environmental gains will be delivered at the Orora glass bottle manufacturing plant in Gawler, thanks to a partnership with Origin Energy and a SA government energy efficiency scheme.

Tetra Pak has launched its 25th Sustainability Report, detailing progress in its sustainability efforts, including a 20 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions across its value chain since 2019.

South Australian packaging company Detpak is launching the Eco-Products range in SE Asia and the Middle East, which includes compostable, no-added PFAS food service packaging.

Packamama has won the Charles Sturt University Sustainable Packaging Innovation Challenge, which focused on addressing packaging issues in the wine and fresh food industries.

With World Refill Day approaching on 16 June, Boomerang Alliance has made a strong call to reduce plastic pollution and promote sustainable living through reusable packaging systems.

Tom Ford Beauty and Lonely Whale showcased seaweed-based alternatives to traditional thin-film plastic during an event for World Oceans Week.

Innovia Films, material science pioneer and major producer of BOPP films, has launched a new video outlining the pathway to sustainable packaging of the future.

JBS Australia and SEE (formerly Sealed Air), winners of the 2023 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design (PIDA) Awards, are finalists for the WorldStar Packaging Awards’ Sustainability category.

The Ferrero Group has given an update on its sustainability journey through its 15th Sustainability Report, which demonstrated solid progress to meet its targets, as the company accelerates efforts in this space.

The DWER has initiated a 12-week public consultation period inviting members of the public to offer feedback on Western Australia’s Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030.

hubergroup has formed a strategic partnership with manroland Goss web systems in a bid to drive innovation in sustainable packaging by combining the expertise of both companies.

Detpak is making strides in the North American market and recently showcased its innovative packaging solutions at the National Restaurant Association Show (NRAS) 2024.

Australia's biggest beverage processing and packaging operation, owned by Suntory Oceania, is seeing the installation of a 14km stretch of solar panels at its new Ipswich facility in Queensland.