Sustainability > Envirofriendly packaging

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.”


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.


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.


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.


Alliance to deliver bio-based hotmelt adhesives

18 January, 2013

Henkel and DaniMer Scientific have formed an alliance to develop bio-based hotmelt adhesives for the consumer packaging market.


Plastics will pollute oceans for hundreds of years

16 January, 2013

Even if we stopped putting plastic into our oceans today, giant garbage patches would continue to grow for hundreds of years. Recent ARC research examined how giant ocean garbage patches form as a result of ocean currents.


Plastics recycling facility to be built in Queensland

15 January, 2013

The Australian Packaging Covenant has announced joint funding of a state-of-the-art plastic recycling facility to be built this year in Queensland.


PAC.NZ releases progress report for Packaging Product Stewardship Scheme

20 December, 2012

PAC.NZ has released the Year Two Progress Report for its Packaging Product Stewardship Scheme, which reports a second year of success for the scheme.


NT industry needs CDS certainty, says AFGC

18 December, 2012

The Australian Food and Grocery Council has commented on the Northern Territory Container Deposit Scheme, arguing that beverage companies need certainty regarding their ongoing legal obligations.


FSC label on 20bn Tetra Pak packages in 2012

26 November, 2012

Twenty billion Tetra Pak packages sold in 2012 carried the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) label, up from 8.5 billion in 2010, the company has announced.


Brazil world number one for recycling

15 November, 2012

Brazil has retained its number one ranking for aluminium beverage can recycling, achieving a 98.3% recycling rate. It has held the top spot globally since 2001.


APC initiative encourages away-from-home recycling

14 November, 2012

New recycling systems have been installed in 59 KFC restaurants in NSW to provide away-from-home recycling opportunities for around 30 million customer visits each year.


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