Sustainability

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.


Buy funny fruit to reduce food waste

23 January, 2013

A few simple actions like buying oddly shaped fruit and freezing food could dramatically reduce the 1.3 billion tonnes of lost or wasted food each year, according to a new global campaign to cut food waste.


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.


Reducing food waste key to solving sustainability challenges

14 January, 2013

Addressing the issue of food waste could help resolve many sustainability challenges faced by the food industry, according to the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.


Cutting CCA’s carbon footprint

08 January, 2013 | Supplied by: Australian Stainless Steel Development Association

Innovation in process technology and the successful application of stainless steel has led to efficiency gains and sustainable outcomes for one of the world’s most recognised brands in the food and beverage industry.


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.


Brewery commits to best in production and environmental protection

20 December, 2012

Founded in 1634, Paulaner has a long history of producing quality Weissbier. But the traditional brewery is also playing a leading role in environmental protection.


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.


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