Sustainability > Envirofriendly packaging

BASF creates a new way to drink coffee

10 July, 2013

BASF’s compostable plastic ecovio has found its first production application in a system solution for coffee packaging. BASF has collaborated with the Swiss Coffee Company to develop a coffee capsule with aroma-tight outer packaging.


Tetra Pak goes green in Brazil

28 June, 2013

Tetra Pak says it plans to sign an agreement with Braskem, the largest thermoplastic resins producer in the Americas, for the supply of LDPE made from sugar cane to its packaging material factories in Brazil.


How packaging can reduce food waste

26 June, 2013

Packaging plays a vital role in the food industry and now new Australian research has established how this role can be extended to assist in minimising food waste.


Turning soft plastics into furniture

11 June, 2013

The AFGC, Coles and the RED Group have launched the REDcycle Program in Canberra, which recycles soft plastic packaging into furniture. Consumers can drop off plastics at eight Coles stores in Canberra.


Tetra Pak caps off its renewable packaging solutions

03 June, 2013

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.


Sirane increases mushroom shelf life

03 June, 2013

Mushrooms packed with Sira-Flex Resolve film reportedly showed no browning and no condensation after seven days.


Pressure on Newman govt to reduce plastics

03 June, 2013

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.


Plantic eco Plastic R recyclable ultrahigh barrier packaging

16 May, 2013

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.


New sustainable packaging toolkit for marketers

04 April, 2013

The AFGC and APC are launching a new toolkit that will assist marketing professionals’ awareness of sustainable packaging design and end-of-life.


Plantic and Profish commit to sustainable fish packaging

15 March, 2013

Plantic Technologies has announced a new commercial supply agreement with Profish Food, a sourcing agent, processor and distributor of fresh fish.


Recycling rate continues to rise

12 March, 2013

The Australian Packaging Covenant (APC) has announced that the overall recycling rate for post-consumer packaging in Australia is 63.8% for 2012.


Say cheese: ADCELLPACK develops cellulose-based MAP

11 March, 2013

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.


Marketing and sustainable packaging round table

26 February, 2013

RMIT University and the Sustainable Packaging Alliance will host a one-day round table to explore the marketing advantages of packaging for sustainability.


Milk just got lighter: world’s lightest HDPE milk bottle created

25 February, 2013

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.


AFGC criticises Greenpeace CDS action

20 February, 2013

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.”


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