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The NSW government has unveiled its plan to drastically cut the number of single-use plastics in circulation with a total ban by next year, and following quickly in its wake, WA has launched its own plan to fast-track its efforts.

The winners of the 2021 WorldStar Packaging Awards were officially recognised during a virtual awards ceremony, and in the biggest news of the night, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners took out the Gold for Sustainable Packaging Design.

To fund its expansion and support its mission to eliminate EPS from the supply chain and our oceans, Australian-owned company Planet Protector Packaging has launched a crowdfunding campaign.

The Heat and Control family celebrated a special milestone on 1 June, with the 100th birthday of company founder, Andrew (Andy) Caridis.

Woolworths Group has established a new executive level leadership role solely dedicated to sustainability, which will drive concerted action across each of the group’s brands and businesses.

Australian OEM HMPS has bought stretch wrapping specialist Integrated Machinery from Pro-Pac Packaging Group (ASX:PPG) for an undisclosed sum. With the acquisition, HMPS expands its footprint nationally and adds a key manufacturing hub in Melbourne.

Telstra has announced a raft of new commitments to manage its resources more efficiently, including a promise to use only renewable or recycled materials in branded packaging by the end of next year.

Packaging automation integrator Foodmach has appointed Alan Brooke as national sales engineer, effective immediately.

Woolworths is kicking sustainable packaging goals as it works towards transitioning its entire Own Brand range to recyclable, compostable or reusable packaging by 2023.

This year’s Packaging Innovation & Design Awards has come and gone, and in a year that saw an unprecedented number of high-quality entries across all categories, Melbourne-based flexible packaging specialist OF Packaging cleaned up, taking out three gold awards during the two-day event.

The Industry Packaging Professional of the Year award recognises and acknowledges the outstanding achievements and significant contributions by an individual currently working in the ANZ packaging industry.

EXCLUSIVE: Part two of the prestigious Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) was presented via a virtual ceremony today, with the awards announced across three Packaging Design of the Year and two Professional of the Year categories.

The Young Packaging Professional of the Year award provides incentive and recognition to young professionals currently working in and seeking to pursue a career in the ANZ packaging industry.

EXCLUSIVE: Part one of the prestigious Packaging Innovation & Design Awards was presented via a virtual ceremony today, with the company awards announced across six Packaging Design of the Year categories: Food; Beverage; Health, Beauty & Wellness; Domestic & Household; Labelling & Decoration, and Outside the Box.

PKN’s May-June issue, sporting a stunning cover that showcases embossing and foiling at its finest, is a bumper edition demonstrating how the packaging industry is stepping up sustainability action in innovation and design, food packaging, and pack and label printing.

Orora will be investing $19 million, including $8 million in government grant funding, to build an advanced glass beneficiation plant at its Gawler glass packaging site in South Australia.