Senior packaging and process technologist, Ralph Moyle, was recently announced as 2021's WPO Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

In its annual report on consumer trends Euromonitor International says sustainability, convenience and a new “phygital reality” are three developments that will influence business strategies.

The next interpack will take place from 4 to 10 May 2023, at the Düsseldorf Trade Fair Centre. It will be the first show since 2017, with last year’s expo first postponed, then cancelled, due to Covid.

Companies wanting to show their packaging and print wares to the world can now register for online event virtual.drupa, which is set to take place 20-23 April, in place of the now cancelled mega-show.

Unbox will gather industry experts and brand owners to discuss the latest culture and technology trends.

A recent study by Global Market Insights, titled Retail Ready Packaging (RRP) market, shows that the global market for this segment is set to surpass $78.9 billion by 2026.

O F Packaging (O F Pack) has announced a joint venture partnership with One Paper that sees the formation of a new business called O F Resource Recovery, effective 1 January 2021.

Amcor expands on its sustainability credentials and sets 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.