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In this episode, Lindy Hughson, Managing Editor & Publisher of PKN Packaging News is joined by Kim Berry, Editor of Food & Drink Business, and Wayne Robinson, Editor of Print21 and Associate Editor of PKN, to provide insight, analysis and commentary on the top news stories shaping change in Australia’s dynamic packaging industry in June.

We start off the discussion with a review of the event hosted by the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA), which saw farewell to the long time chairman Mark Dingley, and celebrated the major contributions he has made to the packaging industry, as well as the introduction of the new chair Robert Marguccio. The discussion also explores updates from Fibre King with James Windsor being elected deputy chair and the development of a new multipacker for low volume beverage manufacturers.

Furthermore, we give an overview of the preponderance of packaging at the drupa event, Pact Group’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, and the unfortunate drop in share price following Raphael Geminder’s failed attempt to become its sole owner. We take a deep dive on this topic and review factors involved with increased materials costs, concerns surrounding the upcoming packaging legislation, which could inadvertently undermine local recyclers competing with imported recycled materials.

We wrap up by discussing Birds Eye, who has announced it will be using 22 per cent recycled content for its steam bags in their SteamFresh Veggie line, and get an insight into the exciting outcomes from the PKN Women in Packaging Awards.

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New APPMA executive team announced: www.packagingnews.com.au/machinery/appma-news/new-appma-executive-team-announced

Fibre King develops compact, versatile cluster packer
www.packagingnews.com.au/machinery/filling-and-packaging/fibre-king-develops-compact-versatile-cluster-packer

Packaging-focused drupa attracted 170k visitors
www.packagingnews.com.au/converting-and-printing/packaging-focused-drupa-attracted-170k-visitors

Pact shares slump on takeover fail
www.packagingnews.com.au/latest/pact-shares-slump-on-takeover-fail

Pact chair on Australian plastic recycling's future
www.packagingnews.com.au/sustainability/pact-chair-on-australian-plastic-recycling-s-future

Birds Eye hits new sustainable packaging milestone
www.packagingnews.com.au/latest/birds-eye-hits-new-sustainable-packaging-milestone

Women in Packaging Awards: Winners announced
www.packagingnews.com.au/latest/women-in-packaging-awards-winners-announced

Women in Packaging celebrated in style
www.packagingnews.com.au/latest/women-in-packaging-celebrated-in-style 

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

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