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A new PET plastic recycling facility, set to be the largest of its kind in Victoria, will be built in Altona North by a cross-industry partnership between Pact Group, Cleanaway, Asahi Beverages and Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP).

To accelerate its global expansion, Australian automation and technology solutions company Agito Group has entered a joint venture with Hilton Food Group. Agito CEO Emma Townsend will lead the new entity.

Planet Protector Packaging has been awarded $250,000 in seed funding through the latest round of the Innovation Districts Challenge, facilitated through Investment NSW in a bid to boost the commercialisation of innovative research.

TIPA has completed a $70m Series C financing round, led by R&D investment firm Millennium Food-Tech and capital market company Meitav Dash Investments.

Australian & New Zealand packaging companies have received the second highest number of WorldStar Packaging Awards behind Germany, with Wellman Packaging, Planet Protector Packaging, Zipform Packaging, OF Packaging, Omni Group, Sealed Air and CHEP Australia all winning multiple awards.

Universal Packaging and Spicers have entered into a share sale agreement, effective 30 November, which according to Spicers NZ, will mean business as usual for its customers and suppliers.

Nina Nguyen, founder and CEO of Pakko, is a dual finalist in the Telstra Best of Business Awards – state finalist for the Accelerating Women, and national finalist for the Progressing Australia categories.

The Australian government has launched ReMade in Australia, a national campaign that urges Australians to recycle more, and show how they can help create jobs and protect the environment.

SMEs and larger companies will have access to advanced manufacturing and additive manufacturing technologies developed at a new University of Sydney manufacturing-focused research facility launched this week.

Close the Loop Group is listing on the ASX today, following the completion of an over-subscribed $12 million capital raising, with strong support from institutional and cornerstone investors.

Amcor has opened a new ISO certified medical packaging facility for the APAC region, with co-extruders and flexo printing centre stage at the Singapore-based plant.

PKN’s Nov/Dec 2021 issue is once again packed with latest stories from the world of packaging, shining a light on the latest news, trends and developments in sustainability, e-commerce packaging, packaging innovation, and pack printing and decoration.

EXCLUSIVE: In a game-changing move for sustainable packaging and recycling, O F Packaging and Close the Loop are joining forces to form – and ASX list – the new entity Close the Loop Group.

Planet Protector wins a $4.8m federal government grant, which will be used to establish a $9.6m manufacturing facility in regional NSW to support the production of its innovative Woolpack packaging solution.

Kellogg, Nestlé, Coles, BioPak, and CHEP were among the big winners at APCO's 2021 Awards, while Richard Fine of BioPak was crowned Sustainability Champion.

BREAKING: APCO has recognised the top performing members by industry sector at its annual awards celebration held virtually today, with brand owners, packaging suppliers and retailers in the limelight.