Difficult trading conditions at home and overseas continue to impact on the performance of Pro-Pac, with sales in the June quarter down by 15 per cent on the same period last year.

An advanced mechanical recycling facility, purpose-built for processing post-consumer soft plastic, has officially opened in NSW, with capacity to process 15,000 tonnes of material annually.

As efforts to find solutions for collecting and recycling soft plastics continue, with progress on several fronts, the ACCC has extended authorisation for the Soft Plastic Taskforce to continue collaboration.

Visy, Australia's biggest recycling company, has commissioned Australia's first oxygen-fuelled glass furnace at its recycling and remanufacturing facility in Penrith, Western Sydney.

At the Global Food Conference in Brisbane yesterday (17 July), Visy chairman Anthony Pratt delivered a keynote address of positivity and promise for food systems and packaging circularity.

A $40m investment in advanced mechanical recycling for soft plastics will see the construction of a new processing facility in South Australia at Recycling Plastics Australia’s Kilburn premises, with the application of proprietary technology supplied by PreOne.

The concepts of 'collection' and 'creation' have come together in a new brand identity for fast-expanding packaging and resource recovery and recycling operation Close the Loop.

Singapore-headquartered VektroPack, which recently opened an Australian office, has launched kerbside recyclable paper-based packaging for Coles’ Bake and Create and Simply baking chocolate range. Recyclability has been verified by Opal.

EXCLUSIVE: The PIDA Awards is back bigger than ever, with a record-breaking number of entries this year presenting the judges with a formidable task to select the finalists.

The announcement of a pathway forward for soft plastics collection from Australia’s environment ministers has been welcomed by the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC).

The PKN Women in Packaging Awards event was a vibrant occasion celebrating talented, hard-working women, with winners chosen from a group of high calibre finalists, whose collective success marks positive steps forward for our industry.

The inaugural PKN Women in Packaging Awards event, which took place last Friday, 21 June, in Sydney, was a triumphant occasion for sharing ideas, networking with industry changemakers, and honouring outstanding leadership and contributions to the Australian packaging industry.

A 20-strong delegation of PIDA winners from Australia and New Zealand flew to Bangkok, Thailand to attend the 2024 WorldStar Packaging Awards ceremony, which was held at ProPak Asia.

Birds Eye has committed to sourcing post-consumer recycled (PCR) material as part of its broader sustainable packaging journey, commencing with plastic steam bags.

A new national circular economy framework will be released by the end of the year, which will outline innovations and priorities needed for the country to transition.

Raphael Geminder’s $234m bid to take full control of Pact fell short of the 90 per cent ownership he needed on Friday, resulting in the share price dropping by 9 per cent in trading this week.