Environmental groups are calling for policymakers to phase out toxic chemicals from food packaging and provide safe, re-usable alternatives.
Announced at the National Plastics Summit in Canberra, Nestlé and iQ Renew are planning to implement a soft plastics kerbside recycling trial.
Nestlé plans to invest $3 billion to encourage the plastics industry to make more food-grade recyclable plastic.
Mondelez International has launched its Cadbury Energy bar in recyclable paper packaging, as part of a trial in New Zealand.
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.
Woolworths has launched a zero-waste platform that allows shoppers to receive common products, including juice and ice-cream, in branded re-usable containers.
Food producers are relying on food packaging suppliers for sustainable packaging materials, to meet Australia's 2025 National Packaging Targets.
The Australian Institute of Packaging will address the role of food packaging in minimising food waste at the Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo.
Brownes Dairy will replace its existing milk cartons with a plant-based, fully recyclable alternative, with a protective layer made from sugar cane.
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.