Research & Analysis

A fifth of all food packaging could still find its way to landfill and incineration in 2040, unless packaging innovations accelerate, according to a Smithers study commissioned by UPM Specialty Papers.

PKN’s B2B advice columnist Paul Allen draws an analogy between his golf handicap and the profit margins of a business, and demonstrates how each can improve.

ABCL's Geoff Parker speaks on how packaging manufacturing, disposal and resource recovery have come to the forefront of the national discussion around sustainability and product stewardship.

The Australian CPG industry is not fully unlocking the potential of QR codes, despite the onset of Covid-19 further driving its use, according to GlobalData.

The International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers (AEROBAL) reports that global shipments by its members declined by 1.2 per cent in 2021 to around 5.5 billion units.

New research from Planet Ark’s Australian Circular Economy Hub (ACE Hub) finds consistent data is needed across all levels of government to support Australia’s transition to a circular economy.

The desire for more recyclable packaging and new demand in emergent markets will help drive future demand for beverage cans and other metal packaging through to 2027, according to Smithers.

Julia Schifter, VP of strategic analysis and public affairs at TIPA Compostable Packaging, examines whether compostable packaging can help Australia meet its 2025 plastic recovery targets.

Smart packaging technology is spreading across the packaging landscape, as evidenced in this special report for PKN by Andrew Manly, communications director of the AIPIA.

PKN’s B2B advice columnist Paul Allen finds similarity in the timelessness and themes behind songs by Swedish supergroup ABBA, and the strategic insights of customers.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) believes policy on reuse is still nascent for most countries, but says Australia is a great example for others to follow.

Australia’s consumption of fibre packaging lifted above 1.7 million tonnes in 2020-21, to a new record that hovers tantalisingly close to 1.8 million tonnes. Tim Woods, MD of Industry Edge, writes for PKN.

Matmatch's head of growth Ben Smye explains the developments in biodegradable plastics for food packaging, and how viable these new materials are.

Delta Global's Robert Lockyer argues that too many brands are ‘greenwashing’ their messaging and outlines how fashion can take serious action on transparency and sustainability.

Despite attractive environmental credentials, returnable PET containers remain a niche product. Krones and Alpla want to change that by researching into the packaging type’s potential.

A report conducted by Polaris Market Research estimates that the global nano-enabled packaging market will reach US$89bn by 2026, and that Asia-Pacific is expected to lead the global nano-enabled packaging market until 2021.