Beverage brand Capi will be transitioning from plastic labels to paper ones, which it says will make the glass bottle 100 per cent recyclable. Capi has also refreshed the pack design to boost shelf presence.

Detmold Group, manufacturer of paper- and board-based sustainable packaging products, says it is increasing its sustainability focus, with the first of its multiple facilities “flicking the switch” to solar energy.

In October, the NSW and Victorian EPAs partnered with Tangaroa Blue, along with active participation from local plastic industry members, to assess the extent of the nurdle issue through a Nurdle Hunt.

New Federal national packaging laws push accountability, but how can the industry best prepare? Gary Smith, CEO of BioPak, discusses steps to be taken and where composting fits into a circular approach.

Aquapak Polymers has won 4evergreen’s award for Hydropol, a water-soluble, biodegradable polymer technology that can be extrusion-coated or adhesive laminated as a film onto paper.

There are greater environmental and economic benefits and gains up for grabs, if big business can adopt circular principles across their supply chain, according to Bronwyn Voyce of Great Plastic Rescue.

Environmental and consumer rights organisations in the EU have filed a legal complaint against Coca-Cola, Nestlé and Danone for the alleged use of misleading claims on plastic bottles.

New York state has filed a lawsuit against PepsiCo for “harming the public and the environment” with its single-use plastic packaging, which it says contributes significantly to high levels of plastic pollution.

Amcor have released its FY23 Sustainability Report, which detailed how Amcor is delivering on the ambitious, industry-leading sustainability commitments it has made during the past decade.

Phantm, a new plastic reduction platform, has successfully secured $2 million in an oversubscribed seed round, led by Blacknova VC, Salus Ventures and CoVentures VC.

The ACE Hub and Diversified Communications Australia's Circularity 2023 event will provide the knowledge to make actionable change and drive the transition towards implementing a circular economy.

Schutz Australia is a Product Stewardship Excellence Awards 2023 winner for Best Stewardship Outcomes – Large Business for its successful collection service for IBCs and drums.

Nextek has won the IOM3’s Circular Economy Award with COtooCLEAN, a unique ScCO2 cleaning process, which cleans and decontaminates post-consumer polyolefin films to a food-grade status.

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners is partnering with VicReturn, the coordinator for the new Victorian Container Deposit Scheme. The scheme is the last state on the Australian mainland to establish a CDS.

Victorians can now return their used Tetra Pak beverage cartons to be recycled and receive a 10c refund, following the launch of Victoria’s Container Deposit Scheme on 1 November.

UTS has committed to an ongoing annual investment of $250,000 for its University-SME partnership program, following a successful 18-month trial that saw packaging innovation emerge among the projects.