Research: Higher barrier paper-based packaging

05 December, 2023

Afreen Sultana, Clemson University PhD student, is working to engineer higher barrier, biodegradable, paper-based packaging enhanced by cellulose nanocrystals.

AFGC welcomes packaging design standards

13 November, 2023

The AFGC has welcomed the announcement on 10 November from environment ministers around design standards for packaging and a focus on traceability.

UK-based packaging company enters Australian market

03 November, 2023

UK flexible packaging manufacturer Roberts Mart has opened an Australian office and developed a home-compostable packaging mono material for the Australian market.

Victorian Container Deposit Scheme launches

02 November, 2023

Victoria's Container Deposit Scheme has launched, with Coles and Tetra Pak supporting the scheme and encouraging further recycling.

90% recycled plastic in KitKat packaging

19 October, 2023

KitKat Australia has increased its use of recycled plastic in the wrappers of select products from 30 to 90%.

Cracking into sustainable energy storage market

19 October, 2023

Chicken eggshells may be the answer to developing safer, sustainable and cost-effective rechargeable battery storage systems, according to new research.

Qld Govt releases grant program for manufacturers

16 October, 2023

The Queensland Government has released a Manufacturing Energy Efficiency Grant program to help Queensland's manufacturers reduce their energy usage and cut energy costs.

Brewery releases seaweed-containing beer

09 October, 2023

In celebration of Sea Forest's work, 4 Pines Brewing Co. has created what it describes as 'a Good Beer that Gives Back', which contains seaweed.

Woolworths phasing in clear lids for milk bottles

03 October, 2023

Woolworths is making the switch from coloured lids to clear lids on its own brand milk, which makes them easier to recycle into a wider variety of new products.

Bacardi to cut emissions from rum making in half

03 October, 2023

Bacardi has opened a combined heat and power (CHP) system at its rum distillery in Puerto Rico that is designed to halve its greenhouse gas emissions.

Nestlé celebrates 70 years of making coffee in Qld

28 September, 2023

As the world celebrates International Coffee Day on 1 October, the Nescafé factory in Gympie is also celebrating 70 years of local coffee making.

Mars releases action plan to achieve net zero

25 September, 2023

Mars, Incorporated has released The Mars Net Zero Roadmap, an action plan for achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions across its full value chain by 2050.

Nestlé transforming cocoa husks into low-carbon fertiliser

20 September, 2023

In the UK, Nestlé is launching a pilot to assess whether cocoa shells from a York confectionery site can be used to create a low-carbon fertiliser.

More than crickets: the future of sustainable food

19 September, 2023

AgriFutures Australia has released a plan to accelerate the growth of the Australian insect market, helping Australia capitalise on sustainable food.

Food tray recycling method launched

18 September, 2023

A recycler in Spain has identified a way to apply Nexam's Reactive Recycling technology to enable closed-loop recycling of food trays into new food trays.

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