Sustainability > Envirofriendly packaging

Trouble ahead for glass packaging industries

30 July, 2007

The glass packaging industry is cracking under the pressure of the burgeoning plastics industry, according to a new report published by Global Industry Analysts (GIA).

Design for recycling

06 July, 2007

The Sustainable Packaging Alliance’s (SPA) 13th Round Table ‘Design for Recycling’ will be held in Melbourne on Friday 13 July.

Developing natural plastics in Australian sugarcane

11 May, 2007

American company Metabolix has signed a collaborative agreement with Australia's Cooperative Research Centre for Sugar Industry Innovation through Biotechnology (CRC SIIB) to research and develop natural plastics directly in sugarcane.

Oxo-degradable polystyrene foam containers produced

20 March, 2007

Cascades has launched Bioxo, the first product line of containers made from totally oxo-degradable polystyrene foam.

PET recycling material certified as food-grade

07 July, 2006

KRONES has been offering a compact-size PET bottle-to-bottle recycling facility for bottlers and converters, designed to produce food-grade PET from used PET material.

Soluble labels are not for food

11 October, 2005

A UK-based electronics manufacturer is nearing the end of trials testing a soluble label that decomposes to indicate whether the product inside has been exposed to damaging conditions.

Compostable packaging taped

03 January, 2005

Used plastic wrappings and containers make good fuel if incinerated but are also dumped in huge quantities on landfill sites.

A more efficient process to create polystyrene packaging

30 December, 2004

Polystyrene foam is widely used in a variety of applications, including packaging and drinking cups. These different types of foam are all commercially produced from a single starting material - high-density spherical beads of expandable polystyrene (EPS).

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