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Investment in plastic recycling gathers pace
Fibre packaging on the right side of history
Women in Packaging in dialogue on diversity
Guidelines for recycled content in packaging
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Pact Group, Cleanaway, Asahi and Coca- Cola Europacific Partners signed a MOU for a JV to build and operate a new PET recy- cling facility, to produce 20,000 tonnes of rPET per year for new packaging.
Amcor Flexibles has partnered with com- postable packaging producer TIPA to bring its technology to ANZ, with material to be man- ufactured by Amcor.
Bread brands Wonder, Helga’s and Tip Top have risen to the challenge of a greener future, with several of the big names proudly showcasing their sustainability credentials with their latest initiatives.
In a bid to support Australian businesses using more recycled content in packag- ing, APCO published a new resource – the Recycled Content Guide.
Australia’s con- sumption of fibre packaging lifted above 1.7m tonnes, recording a new record for the 2020- 21 period driven by a market shift away from plastic.
ON THE COVER: National hot foil stamping and embossing business Avon Graphics is offering packaging converters a new option, with Alumma tool-free foiling and dent-free embossing.
People in Packaging: PKN spoke to Dr Rym Kachouri, who leads the technical support and agency products business for automa- tion and integration business Foodmach, and director of the APPMA, about her career and contributions.
Impact International installed and com- missioned a new five-layer extrusion tube line despite Covid lockdown restrictions imposed at the time. The new line will lift production capacity, and can handle recycled and sugarcane-based plastic.
Fruit and vegetable processor and packager SPC was the first Australian company to issue a mandate on Covid- 19 vaccinations for all staff and suppliers to gain entry to any company location.
Australia’s fastest growing eco-startup Zero Co kicked off a crowdfunding campaign to help launch four new products in single-use plastic free packaging (which would go on to break national records in October, rais- ing $5m in under seven hours).
APPMA and RMIT launched the results of an in-depth study on how the Australian packaging and process- ing machinery sector can help tackle the food waste problem, outlining food waste reduction ambitions and projects.
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