Coles has begun to phase out the use of plastic bottle seals for its 2L and 3L milk bottles, aiming to remove over 10,000kg of plastic from circulation.

After the Alcohol Beverages Advertising Scheme transitioned to a new Responsible Alcohol Marketing Code in 2023, the regulator has shared recent decisions on alcohol products in breach.

Allied Beverages’ patent-pending two-part can that converts into a cocktail shaker is set to launch later this year with the new BLVD ready-to-drink range. Visy will be making the cans.

In a UK trial, Coca-Cola GB is stripping off the labels from its Sprite bottles to help simplify the recycling process. The bottles feature an embossed logo on the front and laser-engraved product information on the back.

Bridge Road Brewers has harnessed the power of connected experiences, partnering with consumer engagement platform Cellr to achieve a Top 5 ranking in the GABS Hottest 100 Craft Beer Poll.

In the wake of major breaches involving alcohol packaging, the Alcohol Beverages Advertising Scheme’s (ABAC) new Responsible Alcohol Marketing Code came into effect on 1 January.

Australian-based BioPak, a global provider of sustainable packaging solutions, has won the 2024 WorldStar Award in the Packaging Materials and Components category for its Aqueous BioCups.

Research from the University of SA and the University of Adelaide has shone light on consumer preferences in wine packaging, and how attributes such as price, brand and messaging play a role in their choices.

Manufacturer of recyclable aluminium packaging in North America, CCL Container, has developed new aluminium bottle shaping capabilities that it says reflect long-standing wine bottle profiles.

Carlton & United Breweries will change the name of its RTD beverage Hard Solo to Hard Rated following ABAC’s review of the product in response to public complaints about the brand name and can design.

Never Never Distilling Co is collaborating with ecoSPIRITS to eliminate 95 per cent of single glass use and packaging waste for its Oyster Shell Gin, distributed in the ecoTOTE format.

Greiner Packaging is collaborating with partners, including beverage brand Rauch, to bring trays made of 70 per cent PCR rPET material to European supermarkets.

Schulz Organic Dairy has sold 1m bottles of its Milk in Glass. The returnable and refillable 1L glass bottle initiative has saved over 40 tonnes of plastic from landfill to date.

The ABAC Adjudication Panel has determined that the packaging design of Hard Solo has breached its Responsible Alcohol Marketing Code. Brand owner CUB has accepted the decision.

The Good Cup, a one-piece paper cup for hot or cold liquids available in Australia through Roastar Packaging, was recently listed in TIME magazine’s Best Inventions 2023 in its product design category.

Following successful commercial consumer testing in 2022, Tetra Pak and Lactogal have now launched an aseptic beverage carton featuring a paper-based barrier.