Food producers are relying on food packaging suppliers for sustainable packaging materials, to meet Australia's 2025 National Packaging Targets.
Brownes Dairy will replace its existing milk cartons with a plant-based, fully recyclable alternative, with a protective layer made from sugar cane.
The Australian Institute of Packaging will address the role of food packaging in minimising food waste at the Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo.
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.
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 has now delivered over 500 billion packages bearing the FSC logo, contributing to their target to deliver all future packages with the FSC logo.
Research from GlobalData indicates that consumers are opting to buy products with no plastic packaging over products with recycled or biodegradable plastic.
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.
Coca-Cola Oceania and Coca-Cola Amatil NZ are helping to address the growing packaging problem by increasing the use of recycled plastic in their drink bottles.
Coca-Cola Amatil has created what is claimed to be Australia's first carbonated soft drink bottle made from 100% recycled plastic.
International project delivery company Wiley is challenging the food and agriculture industry to become more eco-friendly with The Better Future Video.
Mintel found 32% of urban Australians prefer products that are sold in eco-friendly packaging and 34% prefer to buy products that are produced using sustainable sourcing methods.
The Packaging Forum has welcomed Associate Minister for the Environment Eugenie Sage's plans to improve plastic recycling efforts and reduce waste in New Zealand.
Coca-Cola has announced 70% of its plastic bottles manufactured in Australia will be made from recycled plastic by the end of this year.
Concerns about the environmental impact of plastic packaging are set to continue with Innova Market Insights identifying 'Recyclable by Design' as its top packaging trend for 2019.