Sustainability

If we’re serious about tackling food waste, all states must take South Australia’s lead and back compostable packaging. Richard Fernandez of TIPA Compostable Packaging writes for PKN.

Avery Dennison has brought its sustainable products and solutions portfolio under one umbrella – Sustainable Advantage – giving brand owners a toolkit for advancing their own sustainability goals.

Turning waste into a resource and adopting a ‘pure circularity’ approach is a strong focus for label materials supplier UPM Raflatac, whose RafCycle concept offers a recycling solution to give label waste new life.

The federal government will invest $7 million into recycling in regional and remote Australia in a bid to create jobs and help the environment, by turbocharging the local waste and recycling industry.

The Ferrero Group has introduced a new polypropylene (PP) eco-designed box for its iconic Ferrero Rocher range, which should save around 2000 tonnes of plastics globally within the first year of its launch.

AIP members and were recently given the pleasure of being in attendance for a deep dive Q&A session about Replas’ Polyrok innovation.

Woolworths Group’s annual sustainability report reveals its momentum on multiple fronts in reducing its carbon emissions, and tackling environmental issues within its supply chain.

Zero carbon streetfood kitchen atiyah has introduced a new initiative to help food and drink suppliers replace plastic packaging with eco-friendly alternatives.

EXCLUSIVE: Unilever’s head of R&D, David Jones, takes a closer look at plastic packaging and its PCR journey, and shares his views with PKN on creating a circular economy here in Australia.

Kellogg's Australia will be trialling 1000 displays across retail stores nationwide that will all be 100 per cent recyclable.

Geelong-based recycler GT Recycling is set to expand its current facility and will soon have the capacity to process an additional 8000 tonnes of plastic every year.

A CSIRO report produced in consultation with Chemistry Australia, LyondellBasell and Qenos reveals how new recycling technologies can help process hard to recycle plastics.

Paving the way for a more sustainable economy, the Victorian government will be backing initiatives that give packaging waste a second life by converting it into new products.

Lockdown has seen Sydneysiders turning to the City of Sydney's RecycleSmart pilot program, which recycles tricky items like soft plastics and polystyrene.

More than 80 primary schools across Australia have been recognised by Coles for their sustainability in the schoolyard, as the retailer celebrates its 10-year partnership with soft plastics recycling initiative REDcycle.

Important insights on the value of recycled content and the challenges associated with its application in packaging, were delivered in presentations from Pact NZ, Colgate-Palmolive, and Wellman Packaging.