Sustainability > Envirofriendly packaging

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.


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.


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.


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.


Conscience-free Canadian coffee

26 October, 2012

Pistol & Burnes, a Canadian coffee roasting company, has introduced a fully compostable pack for its Farmer First brand which incorporates cellulose-based NatureFlex from Innovia Films.


Tetra Pak announces sustainability milestone on FSC Friday

05 October, 2012

As part of FSC Friday celebrations, Tetra Pak announced it is on track to achieve its aim of purchasing 50% of its paperboard from FSC-certified forests in 2012.


Seattle Mariners embrace game-changing packaging

05 September, 2012

The Seattle Mariners is hoping to achieve its target of 90% waste diversion from landfill by using fully compostable packaging from BASF for snack foods sold at Safeco Field.


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