Beverage

Aldi Australia will replace all plastic straws in its drinks range with paper alternatives in a bid to remove more than 40 million plastic straws annually, becoming the first supermarket in the country to do so.

De Bortoli’s 17 Trees Plant-A-Tree initiative has reached the 50,000 trees tree planting milestone, equivalent to filling 793 tennis courts with trees, since the launch of the initiative in 2020.

Jet Technologies is collaborating with leading Australian organic wine producer, Tamburlaine Organic Wines, to implement a range of innovative and eco-friendly wine packaging and technology solutions.

Cascade has ditched plastic shrink wrap packaging on its 6-packs for cardboard packs designed by Westrock, saving around half a million pieces of plastic from entering the environment each year.

Business growth and changing consumer preferences saw leading Australian brewery 4 Pines Brewing Company looking for a partner to develop a new filling line. Foodmach provided the solution.

Opal Specialty Packaging has used digital print technology to individualise De Bortoli's 2021 Wine Advent Calendar boxes, creating a unique mix of colours and decorations in different areas of each box.

The Coca-Cola company has unveiled its first 100% plant-based beverage bottle (excluding the cap and label) using next-generation technologies.

Global spirits company Bacardi is removing a total of 147 tons of single-use plastic in its Christmas gift packs, which are designed with inserts made from FSC-certified cardboard.

Sapporo Premium Beer has relaunched its Manga-inspired packaging as part of its marketing campaign – Refined by Rebellion – following its successful initial launch in 2020.

A smart packaging concept enabling consumers and producers to connect through product packaging is rolling out to the alcoholic beverage market, with beer, cider, and seltzer brands set to benefit.

Nestlé Starbucks by Espresso and Nescafé Farmers Origins have introduced capsules made using 80% recycled aluminum, and that use 9.2% less aluminium in their production.

Wine giant Treasury Wine Estates is working with local packaging supply partners to reduce its environmental impact, with its glass, bags, box, can, pouches and PET all under the spotlight.

Australian winery Cowpunk Wines is launching its inaugural brand – a natural wine range with inventive, sustainable and accessible brand strategy and packaging by Denomination.

New Zealand-based Synlait Milk is launching its first own brand consumer foods product – a reusable, 1.5 litre stainless steel bottle of homogenised milk.

Jet Technologies, in partnership with global wine solutions developer Vinventions, has launched Vintop, its new range of sustainable wine closures, which have eco-friendly liners, free of polyvinylidene chloride.

Endeavour Group has rolled out a beer can clip reuse and recycling program in selected BWS and Dan Murphy’s stores, becoming the first Australian retailer to initiate a circular scheme for the waste item.