Sustainability > Envirofriendly packaging

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Using more recycled plastic at Coca-Cola Oceania and Amatil NZ

02 August, 2019

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.

100% recycled bottle for fizzy drinks

11 July, 2019

Coca-Cola Amatil has created what is claimed to be Australia's first carbonated soft drink bottle made from 100% recycled plastic.

Food industry urged to commit to a better future

30 May, 2019

International project delivery company Wiley is challenging the food and agriculture industry to become more eco-friendly with The Better Future Video.

Young Aussies want sustainable packaging

27 May, 2019

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.

Packaging Forum backs NZ recycling plan

14 May, 2019

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 increases its recycled packaging

17 April, 2019

Coca-Cola has announced 70% of its plastic bottles manufactured in Australia will be made from recycled plastic by the end of this year.

Recycling tops packaging trends in 2019

27 March, 2019

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.

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