Sustainability > Envirofriendly packaging

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.

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.

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.

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.”

Business of Sustainable Packaging seminar back by popular demand

15 February, 2013

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.

NT government takes on beverage manufacturers over CDS

15 February, 2013

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 opens Asia-Pacific headquarters

04 February, 2013

Natureworks will open its first Asia-Pacific regional headquarters in Bangkok and expand its team of senior commercial, managerial and technical personnel.

Packaging plays vital role in reducing food waste

18 January, 2013

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.

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