Book your place at the APPMA Awards of Excellence night


Tuesday, 27 November, 2018

Book your place at the APPMA Awards of Excellence night

Tickets are now available for the reinstated Gala Awards Ceremony for the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) Awards of Excellence, which centres around sustainability.

“From the bubble-wrap ‘red-carpet’ entrance right through to the food on the menu, every element of the evening has ‘sustainability’ at its core. This reflects both how intrinsic sustainability is to the operation of our industries and our commitment to it,” said APPMA Chairman Mark Dingley.

“Cardboard is obviously an important material in packaging and will be used throughout the room, from an impressive entrance to intricate decorations. All the cardboard and paper products used will be created from a combination of responsibly sourced kraft liner and 100% recycled paper. Table centrepiece decorations will feature recycled copper, with lines referencing barcodes, while the lighting will all be low-energy LED. Even the plants used will returned to the nursery after the night, and the floral arrangements will be given to a local nursing home if guests don’t take them home.

Dingley said the menu for the three-course meal, designed in partnership with Yume, will also work to reduce food waste, using brand-name surplus food that may have otherwise been discarded.

APPMA members and AUSPACK visitors and exhibitors are encouraged to purchase tickets to the Gala Awards Ceremony, which will celebrate excellence, leadership and best practice in Australia’s processing and packaging industry on 27 March.

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