Sustainability

Earthwise Group is moving to increase the recycled plastic content in bottles across its entire environmental cleaning range, as part of a push to reduce the use of virgin plastic.

A startup in Berlin has become the first German beverage producer to sell its water in 100 per cent recycled PET bottles.

Thai plastic maker TBPI is buying paper packaging business Intelipac for £13m, as part of a strategy to diversify away from its core business.

A range of single use plastics will be completely banned across all 27 European Union countries by 2021, if a new proposal from the Parliament goes through its final procedural hurdles.

Australia's waste plastic packaging is running out of overseas disposal options, as Asian nations follow China's lead and get set to ban the majority of plastic waste from coming into their countries.

A reusable cup company has turned to reverse in-mould labels to decorate its products, which are designed to stay out of landfills.

The University of New South Wales has developed “microfactories” that can convert packaging waste and e-waste into reusable materials.

BioPak is joining forces with Perth cafes for a coffee cup composting service aimed at diverting waste from landfill.

SodaStream has deployed a massive ocean-cleaning device called the “Holy Turtle” to clean plastic waste from the ocean off Honduras.

Detpak’s RecycleMe coffee cups have arrived in the United Kingdom, with Taylor St Baristas coffee shops the first to sign on to the program.

PA Packaging Solutions has partnered with Parkside Flexibles, UK to produce the only multi-laminate flexible barrier film packaging with Australian Bioplastics association accreditation for home composting

Labelling materials manufacturing giant Avery Dennison has teamed up with Ocean Recovery Alliance, founders of Plasticity Forum, entering a three-year agreement to work on plastic pollution.

Detmold Group is the first packaging company to win the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO)'s Sustainable Packaging Excellence award.

Compostable paperboard designed for the ‘food-to-go’ market in Australia will be on display at the Fine Food Australia show.

New packaging that promises to make smart plastics scalable and affordable was discussed at the Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo.