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Amcor expands on its sustainability credentials and set a new benchmark for the sector by becoming the first global diversified packaging company to report to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has released its latest report, which maps out the current state of the packaging industry and its progress thus far in terms of the sector’s 2025 targets.

Ten Australian and New Zealand companies have been internationally recognised with 13 awards across seven categories in the prestigious WorldStar Packaging Awards.

Sally Williams (Sustainable Sally) has joined forces with Martogg Group in a combined effort to promote Australian recycled plastic packaging solutions to brands and consumers.

Western Sydney company Glass Recycling (NSW) Pty Ltd has been fined $15,000 for alleged breaches of waste storage conditions.

Glass and rigid plastics are set to lead the growth in consumer packaging over the next three years, with the market driven by the need for convenience, according to a new report.

APCO and the Packaging Forum have formed a new trans-Tasman partnership to ensure more soft plastics are collected and recycled, keeping them out of landfill.

Mars Food in partnership with Amcor is bringing the first food-safe, mono-material microwavable rice pouch to market in 2021. The PP pouches are to launch with a pilot in the first half of 2021.

The new resource is to help Australian businesses eliminate some 50,700 tonnes of problematic and unnecessary single-use plastics every year.

Contract manufacturer Australian Beverage Contract (ABC) Filling will consolidate its operations at its Lisarow site on the Central Coast after receiving a $1.8m grant.

Amcor this week launched in Europe a PVDC-free shrink bag, designed to be recycled, for fresh and processed meat, poultry, and some cheeses.

Woolworths has partnered with South Australian manufacturer Detpak to offer customers locally made paper bags in South Australia and the Northern Territory.

The world’s biggest packaging trade fair interpack has been cancelled, the organisers citing uncertainty over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic surging through Europe.

Sydney-based tube manufacturer Impact International has made another major step on its sustainability journey, launching a first-of-its-kind carbon-offset forest initiative in partnership with leading Australian personal care brands.

Result Group has strengthened its management team with the appointment of seasoned industry executive Paul Irwin as its new national sales manager.

Photonic printing solutions company, DataLase, is partnering with Australia's Result Group to bring its innovative coding solutions to the region. The move is set to expand DataLase’s global reach.