Packaging, labelling & coding

Government plans to phase out eight types of plastic by 2025

21 April, 2021

Australian national environment ministers have agreed to phase out eight 'problematic and unnecessary' plastic product types by 2025.

Australasian Recycling Label Program welcomes 500th member

21 April, 2021 | Supplied by: APCO Australasia Headquarters

The growth comes after the Australian Government committed to work with the industry to apply the ARL on at least 80% of supermarket products by December 2023.

Result Group FreshTag time-temperature indicator (TTI) labels

20 April, 2021 | Supplied by: Result Group

Result Group will distribute the FreshTag time-temperature indicator (TTI) labels that signpost the freshness of food with easy-to-read colour codes.

Smarties switches to recyclable paper packaging

14 April, 2021

While some Smarties packs sold in Australia are already in paper, the change sees all plastic packaging replaced with new recyclable packaging.

Insight reports for Save Food Packaging design

13 April, 2021 by Nerida Kelton MAIP Executive Director – Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) Vice President Sustainability & Save Food – World Packaging Organisation (WPO) | Supplied by: Australian Institute of Packaging

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) Save Food Packaging design project has released two stakeholder industry insight reports.

Food recalls still on the rise due to undeclared allergens

08 April, 2021 | Supplied by: Food Standards Australia New Zealand

FSANZ has revealed another sharp increase in the number of food recalls, with cases of undeclared allergens reaching record levels at the end of last year.

Switching to in-house PET bottle production

08 April, 2021 | Supplied by: Sidel Oceania Pty Ltd

Willowton Group in South Africa has increased its production volumes and updated the packaging of its sunflower oil brand using Sidel's expertise in PET blowing and packaging design.

Students turn peanut waste into packaging

08 April, 2021 | Supplied by: Monash University

A student-led design that turns leftover peanut husks into packaging has won a global award for sustainable innovative packaging.

50 years since the beginnings of the barcode

06 April, 2021 | Supplied by: GS1 Australia

It has been 50 years since the numbers behind the humble barcode were invented. Now, the next generation of barcodes is on the horizon.

Mars and Danimer Scientific create biodegradable packaging

25 March, 2021

The initiative will be first rolled out through the Skittles brand to US consumers between late 2021 and early 2022.

Bookings open for AIP beverage packaging training course

23 March, 2021 | Supplied by: Australian Institute of Packaging

The training course aims to provide the winning recipe in developing beverage packaging to lead in the marketplace.

Heineken developing low-carbon glass beer bottles

23 March, 2021

Heineken is collaborating with Glass Futures to develop low-carbon glass bottles and improve processes across the supply chain.

Corona's six-packs made from surplus barley straw

18 March, 2021

Corona is leveraging a sustainable technology that repurposes surplus barley straw to create a paper packaging solution for its six-packs of beer.

Sidel's packaging team gives water bottle a youthful lift

18 March, 2021 | Supplied by: Sidel Oceania Pty Ltd

Sidel's Shanghai packaging team has redesigned the package of Menton flavoured water by integrating youthfulness into the design.

Nestlé launches bio-based lids and scoops

17 March, 2021 | Supplied by: Nestle Professional

The bio-based lids and scoops, which are made mostly from renewable plastics, will feature in a range of its nutrition products for infants and children.

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