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HEADLINE MAKERS | | November-December 2021
 2021:The year that was in packaging
Despite another tough year for all, with the Covid outbreak continuing and lockdowns becoming a way of life in Australia, resilience prevailed in the packaging sector. Major deals were signed, innovations launched, investments made, and sustainability remained centre stage. PKN brings you the highlights.
  Sydney-based tube manufacturer Impact International made another major step on its sustainability journey, launching a first-of-its-kind carbon-offset forest initiative in NSW, in partnership with leading Australian brands.
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We see possible.
 Winner APCO 2020 Sustainable Packaging Excellence Award
Winner APCO 2020 Industry Sector Winner – Packaging Manufacturers & Suppliers
ON THE COVER: LyondellBasell won APCO’s top award for 2020 (Sustainable Packaging Excellence) and was recognised for several achievements, including 70% of its prod- ucts in reusable bulk packaging formats, and having an 80% landfill diversion rate. In Australia, LyondellBasell is working with waste management companies and other stakeholders to develop advanced and mechanical recycling solutions.
O F Packaging announced a joint venture partnership with One Paper to form a new business called O F Resource Recovery.
Sally Williams (aka Sustainable Sally) joined forces with the Martogg Group in a combined effort to promote sustainable Australian packaging solutions to brands and consumers.
 Contract bottling company Best Bottlers, a division of San Miguel Yamamura Australasia Group, invested in a high- speed canning line for its Mildura, Victoria facility, supplied by Recopak and Splatt Engineering. This comple- mented its existing bottling capacity of 47,000bph across six lines at three sites. The Mildura purpose-built site is one of a kind offering a one-stop-shop for fill- ing of table and sparkling wine, ciders, RTDs and non-alcoholic beverages.
  People in Packaging: Stephen Pratt, managing director of Kurz Australia and New Zealand, talked to PKN about the value of both sustainable packag- ing and product protection, and gave insights into his views on the industry shifts to come.
 As the industry works towards the 2025 National Packaging Targets, unnecessary single-use plastic was in the spotlight, with APCO publishing the Action Plan for Problematic and Unnecessary Single- Use Plastic Packaging. The plan provides a practical framework to help businesses eliminate, redesign, replace or innovate to find new solutions.

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