• PKN Managing Editor & Publisher Lindy Hughson and Food & Drink Business Editor Kim Berry
    PKN Managing Editor & Publisher Lindy Hughson and Food & Drink Business Editor Kim Berry

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

In this episode, recorded live from the show floor at foodpro 2023, we discuss the increased adoption of aluminium cans, with the launch of high speed digital print for cans, the increased consumption of RTDs, and increased packaging efficiencies.

We discuss further developments in plastics recycling in regards to policy, REDcycle and local recycling. We then wrap up by discussing the trends and innovations on display at foodpro 2023, with additional commentary from Pippa Haupt, journalist for Food & Drink Business.

Helio by Orora brings high-speed digital print to cans

Pernod Ricard opens fastest can+bottle combiline

AFGC supports Govt steps to boost recycling

Soft plastics co-op to continue post-REDcycle

Martogg’s 40kt plastic recycling plant close to kick-off

Food & Drink Business

foodpro 2023

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

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Food & Drink Business

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