Queensland Conservation has called on the Newman government to urgently act to reduce plastics entering the environment following the Tasmanian Government’s announcement of a plastic bag ban.
Mushrooms packed with Sira-Flex Resolve film reportedly showed no browning and no condensation after seven days.
TINE, a Norwegian dairy producer, distributor and exporter, is the first brand in Europe to use Tetra Pak’s LightCap 30 product, an HDPE cap made from sugar cane.
The material format combines PET and Plantic biodegradable film to provide a packaging material which has ultrahigh gas barrier properties and is made from up to 60% renewable materials.
The AFGC and APC are launching a new toolkit that will assist marketing professionals’ awareness of sustainable packaging design and end-of-life.
Plantic Technologies has announced a new commercial supply agreement with Profish Food, a sourcing agent, processor and distributor of fresh fish.
The Australian Packaging Covenant (APC) has announced that the overall recycling rate for post-consumer packaging in Australia is 63.8% for 2012.
In order to increase the amount of bio-based food packaging materials, the European ADCELLPACK consortium is developing a thermoplastic wood-fibre-based packaging material for trays used primarily in packages of sliced cheese.
RMIT University and the Sustainable Packaging Alliance will host a one-day round table to explore the marketing advantages of packaging for sustainability.
UK plastic milk bottle producer Nampak claims to have created the world’s lightest four-pint high density polyethylene (HDPE) bottle, weighing just 32 grams.
The AFGC has criticised Greenpeace’s recent activism at CCA’s Sydney headquarters, calling it “yet another example of the environmental lobby trying to pull the wool over consumers’ eyes.”
Due to popular demand, PAC.NZ will again run its Business of Sustainable Packaging one-day seminar. Being held on 21 March, the event will bring together the latest thinking and case studies around sustainable packaging.
Debate over the Northern Territory Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) is heating up, with three large beverage manufacturers claiming the CDS legislation is legally invalid.
Natureworks will open its first Asia-Pacific regional headquarters in Bangkok and expand its team of senior commercial, managerial and technical personnel.
Following the release of a report that shows half of the world’s food is wasted, LINPAC Packaging’s Alan Davey said that retailers, food manufacturers and the packaging industry should work together to tackle the problem.