• PKN Managing Editor & Publisher Lindy Hughson and Associate Editor Wayne Robinson.
    PKN Managing Editor & Publisher Lindy Hughson and Associate Editor Wayne Robinson.

In this regular monthly podcast, industry insiders Lindy Hughson and Wayne Robinson provide insight, analysis and commentary on the top news stories shaping change in Australia’s dynamic packaging industry.


In this episode we discuss our industry's progress towards the 2025 National Packaging Targets, updates in the soft plastics saga, and the launch of a Container Deposit Scheme in Victoria. We also review the exciting developments in paper-based flexible packaging from Mars Wrigley, along with its investment in plant upgrades, and Amcor’s launch of its circular polymer material for flexibles in the ANZ market.

2025 Targets data ‘disappointing’, APCO calls for reset

Circularity for plastics packaging: we can’t travel blind

CDS Vic sets start date, appoints operators

Mars Wrigley injects $28.8m in Ballarat plant upgrade

Amcor first to ANZ market with circular polymers for flexibles

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MC: Grant McHerron
Host: Lindy Hughson
Producer: Steve Visscher
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