Sustainability

Bondi Sands is taking steps to become more sustainable and to limit its plastic consumption through its recent partnership with the Take 3 For the Sea charity.

Hasbro plans to eliminate all plastic packaging for new products by the end of 2022, and has introduced two new products that, according to the company, will bring sustainability to family game night.

Digital labels and print solutions developer Konica Minolta has achieved global recognition for its commitment to sustainability, with a trio of major listings validating its environmental focus.

Farmers need support from the supermarkets and government to reduce plastic packaging on their produce, says Victorian vegetable grower, Natasha Shields.

Innovia Films has expanded its ISCC Plus certification to its plants in Australia (Melbourne), Belgium and the UK, for production of its Encore sustainable films.

Unilever Australia has launched its first laundry refill station at Coles’ new sustainability concept store in Melbourne, where shoppers can now refill old bottles of Omo, Surf and Sukin laundry liquid in store.

Avery Dennison has teamed up with The Future Laboratory to provide a strategic framework for action that will accelerate solutions for a zero-waste future and the transition to a circular economy.

High school students around Australia can now access free infrastructure to help them champion rescuing single-use cups from landfill through the 7-Eleven #CupRescue Schools Program.

Bookings are now open for the AIP Intro to Circular & Sustainable Packaging Design virtual training course, which will be held on 6 May 2021, and will be led by AIP education coordinator, Ralph Moyle.

Sealed Air Corporation has set itself an ambitious new goal to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040.

Compostable packaging producer, TIPA, will be expanding into the Australian and New Zealand markets with an expert new hire.

Licella, iQ Renew, LyondellBasell, Coles and Nestle are joining forces to undertake a feasibility study for a local advanced recycling industry for plastics.

Ecolean has been awarded the Platinum EcoVadis medal for its sustainability performance, placing the company’s efforts in the 1% of companies globally in 2021.

Sharing the belief that collaboration and collective action are critical to eliminating problematic packaging waste, Amcor has joined the global Alliance to End Plastic Waste at Executive Committee level.

After engagement with As You Sow on reducing single-use plastic packaging, Mondelez International and PepsiCo have agreed to eliminate and replace their use of virgin plastic for packaging.

The AIP becomes the official Supporting Association of ANZPAC Plastics Pact and will be working closely with businesses, governments and NGOs to move towards a circular economy for plastics.