Sustainability > Envirofriendly packaging

The true role of packaging in minimising food waste

06 June, 2018 by Prof Pierre Pienaar*

The commodities that one would expect go to waste most easily — meat and dairy — have the lowest percentage waste. Why is this?


Coles cracks down on plastic packaging and waste

05 June, 2018 by Nichola Murphy

Coles has announced 10 commitments regarding food waste, packaging and recycling, including reducing plastic wrapping on fruit and vegetables.


Going plastic-free

16 May, 2018 by Robert Glass, Global Food and Beverage Communications Manager, ABB

A Dutch supermarket has opened the world’s first plastic-free food aisle and it is likely that more supermarkets will follow this trend; so what are the alternatives to plastic food packaging?


AIP's food waste training course offered in Thailand

14 May, 2018

The AIP's half-day training course entitled 'The Role of Packaging in Minimising Food Waste' is being run in Thailand on 14 June.


Student's shrimp bioplastic internationally recognised

08 May, 2018

Fifteen-year-old Angelina Arora will represent Australia at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pennsylvania.


Edible packaging addresses plastic problem

24 April, 2018

Edible, transparent packaging made out of corn and seafood by-products and water-soluble polymer PVA may have the potential to replace plastic in the food industry.


Unilever enters partnership to develop pioneering food packaging technology

13 April, 2018

A new technology developed by Unilever, start-up company Ioniqa and Indorama Ventures may be able to create a circular economy.


Nestlé aims to make all its packaging recyclable or re-usable by 2025

12 April, 2018

The strategy will focus on eliminating non-recyclable plastics, encouraging the use of plastics that allow better recycling rates and changing complex combinations of packaging materials.


NatureWorks Ingeo bioplastic for FFS

09 April, 2018

The Ingeo-based transparent packaging is for form, fill and seal (FFS) dairy and dessert packaging.


AIP dinner opens discussions on plastic trends

23 March, 2018

The Australian Institute of Packaging and the Society of Plastic Engineers are hosting a joint technical dinner to discuss consumer and environmental trends in plastics.


Ecolabelling standard revised

13 March, 2018

The ecolabelling standard ISO14024 has been updated to better reflect the current environmental context.


Jet Technologies bioplastics coffee packaging

23 February, 2018

Jet Technologies has launched high-volume bioplastics coffee packaging that is fully biodegradable.


How can packaging reduce food waste?

09 February, 2018

The relationship between the packaging industry and the environment is a challenging one, but a new report has revealed the ways in which packaging can help reduce food waste.


Two Australian companies compete for Save Food Packaging Award

01 February, 2018

Two of the finalists for the Save Food Packaging Award at the 2018 WorldStar Packaging Awards are Australian companies Sealed Air and Woolcool Australia.


All its packaging to be recyclable or re-usable by 2025: Amcor pledge

30 January, 2018

Amcor is the first global packaging company to pledge to develop all its packaging to be recyclable or re-usable by 2025.


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