Sustainability > Envirofriendly packaging

Nespresso launches 80% recycled aluminium coffee capsules

19 May, 2020

As part of its drive to boost its sustainability credentials, Nespresso has launched coffee capsules made using 80% recycled aluminium.

Call to phase out chemicals in food packaging

16 March, 2020

Environmental groups are calling for policymakers to phase out toxic chemicals from food packaging and provide safe, re-usable alternatives.

Nestlé announces soft plastics recycling trial

02 March, 2020

Announced at the National Plastics Summit in Canberra, Nestlé and iQ Renew are planning to implement a soft plastics kerbside recycling trial.

Nestlé invests $3 billion in sustainable packaging

21 January, 2020

Nestlé plans to invest $3 billion to encourage the plastics industry to make more food-grade recyclable plastic.

Cadbury chocolate bar trials paper packaging in New Zealand

10 January, 2020

Mondelez International has launched its Cadbury Energy bar in recyclable paper packaging, as part of a trial in New Zealand.

Tetra Pak launches fully traceable sugarcane packaging

26 November, 2019

Tetra Pak has introduced packaging made from plant-based polymers that are fully traceable to their sugarcane origin using the Bonsucro standards for sustainable sugar cane.

Is this the future of consumption?

29 October, 2019

Woolworths has launched a zero-waste platform that allows shoppers to receive common products, including juice and ice-cream, in branded re-usable containers.

Navigating the paperboard jungle of sustainable packaging

22 October, 2019 by Neil Goldman, Managing Director of Colpac

Food producers are relying on food packaging suppliers for sustainable packaging materials, to meet Australia's 2025 National Packaging Targets.

AIP hosts 'Save Food Packaging' session at AWRE

16 October, 2019

The Australian Institute of Packaging will address the role of food packaging in minimising food waste at the Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo. 

Dairy launches fully recyclable milk cartons

16 October, 2019

Brownes Dairy will replace its existing milk cartons with a plant-based, fully recyclable alternative, with a protective layer made from sugar cane.

Packaging trends: paper, aluminium and even banana leaves

17 September, 2019

Analysis by Frost & Sullivan reveals that reductions in material usage and more sustainable, durable and lighter-weight packaging solutions are key drivers to support market development.

Aussie shoppers don't like wasting ugly fruit

10 September, 2019

SAI Global revealed that 50% of Australian consumers want the overuse of plastic packaging and the discarding of imperfect produce in supermarkets to stop.

Tetra Pak distributes 500 billion FSC labelled packages

03 September, 2019

Tetra Pak has now delivered over 500 billion packages bearing the FSC logo, contributing to their target to deliver all future packages with the FSC logo.

Consumers prefer no plastic packaging over recycled plastic

29 August, 2019

Research from GlobalData indicates that consumers are opting to buy products with no plastic packaging over products with recycled or biodegradable plastic.

Bag it, pack it, wrap it: does packaging reduce food waste?

27 August, 2019

New research from RMIT and Empauer reveals that packaging can reduce food waste, mitigating the $20 billion of fresh produce wasted in Australia every year.

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