Visy has announced a $35 million upgrade of its Laverton glass recycling centre, in a clear endorsement of the Andrews Labor Government’s new container deposit scheme. Read more
Woolworths’ national rollout of paper bags manufactured by Australian paper packaging converter Detpak is hitting its straps, creating 25 new jobs and investment in new machinery at Detpak’s SA facility.
In a record year of entries, the annual Australasian Packaging Innovation and Design (PIDA) Awards program – coordinated by the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) – has announced the finalists for 2021 across 11 categories. The list represents the cream of the crop in packaging design innovation and industry contribution for 2021.
Nestle Oceania has switched to recyclable paper packaging supplied by Amcor for its Smarties confectionery range in Australia, upgrading its manufacturing lines to accommodate the material change.
Exchange for Change is changing the fixed price per material type for supplier contributions that fund the Return and Earn NSW CDS, while a new simplified approach will be taken on in the ACT.
On-pack track and trace technology, in the form of smart labels, is being embraced by Australasia’s meat producers, as a tool to deliver supply chain transparency, product authentication, proof of provenance, consumer engagement, and now, COVID-19 clearance.
PKN talks... a boost for B2B suppliers as balance of power shifts in 2021, with Paul Allen of Margin Partners.
The Andrews Labor Government’s new CDS, set to start in 2023, will maximise the return of used drink cans, bottles and cartons for recycling, and reduce Victoria’s litter by up to 50 per cent.
German confectionery brand, Cool, has chosen NatureFlex compostable cellulose films from Futamura to package its lollipop product Ӧcoologisch Herz Lolli.
Customised sorting developer Tomra, and V-Shapes, supplier of vertically integrated products and services for sustainable single-dose packaging, say the V-Shapes sachets are easily detected in the waste stream for proper sorting, thanks to their polypropylene construction.
Esko has unveiled its latest print inspection innovation, AVT iCenter, which it says empowers label converters to easily manage quality and production standards across jobs, printing equipment, shifts and even sites.
Rabobank is calling on Australian food and agri start-ups to showcase their business in the annual international FoodBytes! Pitch competition.
Independent family-owned brewery Coopers has released its new limited-edition Australian IPA, available in kegs and a 375ml can format.
South Australian certified organic winemaker Angove Family Winemakers has won a gold medal for its 2019 Naturalis Organic Cabernet Sauvignon at the latest Australian Organic Wine Awards.