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Packnatur® goes Down Under!

BECAUSE OF OUR NEW SALES PARTNER JENKINS FRESHPAC SYSTEMS NEW ZEALAND OUR PACKNATUR® CELLULOSE NET TUBES MADE OF LENZING™ MODAL BEECHWOOD CELLULOSE ARE NOW ALSO AVAILABLE IN SUPERMARKETS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PLANET – IN NEW ZEALAND.

INFIA IS BETTING EVERYTHING ON THE ENVIRONMENT WITH 100% RPET

After many years of effort and huge investment in machinery and R&D, Infia is proud to announce that the all the PET production lines in Italy and Spain will be converted from polyethylene (PET) to 100% recycled (R-PET).

100% Recycled R-PET – Naturpac Bronze

100% Recycled R-PET guarantees sustainability at every level. A perfect win-win for everyone!

Why is Environmental Education so Important to Children

It's more important than ever to teach children about the environment and sustainability - not only in school but also at home.

Why Recycling is not Enough to Solve our Plastic Issue

Taking our plastic to the recycling bin makes us feel like we are taking care of our planet. But only 9% of the global plastic is actually recycled.

The Importance of Environmental Packaging and its Uses Around the World

We need packaging. But we also need sustainable packaging. All around the world, consumers are becoming worried about the impact that packaging causes on the environment.

Bacardi’s Foray into Sustainable Packaging Has Some Challenges

Bacardi plans to have PHA-based liquor bottles on store shelves by 2023, despite the material’s higher cost compared with conventional plastics and the reluctance of industrial composting facilities to accept the biopolymer.

Emergence of food gardens prompts call for developers to turn vacant properties into urban farms

Recent growing fears of food shortages and empty supermarket shelves have spurred the emergence of fruit and vegetable gardens on residential properties, and independent ‘urban farms’ for local communities at apartment blocks and on suburban land pockets. Restaurant food gardens are also proving to be popular. Subsequently, award-winning urban design and planning consultancy Hatch RobertsDay […]

National climate awards finalists announced

THE CITIES POWER PARTNERSHIP has today announced the finalists for its third annual national climate awards, recognising the work of local governments on the climate frontlines. Finalists were selected from a record number of entries submitted by diverse communities from rural townships through to capital cities, in the fields of renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable […]

REDUCING LANDFILL WASTE IN CHILD CARE CENTRES ACROSS AUSTRALIA

Anois Wellness, a small natural skin care business in Adelaide South Australia, has taken the leap to compete with corporate giants and released a new product to child care centres which will significantly reduce landfill waste and improve hygiene practices across the country. In February 2020, Garden Gypsy, a subsidiary of Anois Wellness, released a […]

Jasper Coffee Launches Australia’s First 100% Plastic Free Take-Away Coffee Cup And Lid

Finally, the Solution to Keep 1 Billion Single-use Coffee Cups from Australian Landfill October 13th, 2020: Melbourne-based specialty coffee roaster, Jasper Coffee, launches Australia’s first plastic free single use coffee cup and lid – just as COVID forced us all to shelve our reusable coffee cups. Now, Australian businesses and consumers have a 100 percent […]

ULMA welcomes new biodegradable standard

ULMA Packaging UK has welcomed the introduction of a new British standard for biodegradable plastic as a promising new step towards further developing sustainable packaging. This story continues at ULMA welcomes new biodegradable standard Or just read more coverage at Packaging News

World’s First Carbon-Negative Deodorant Packaging Debuts

Each & Every natural deodorant stakes the sustainable packaging claim with the launch of 100% plant-based sugarcane tubes.

Research Turns Plastic Waste into Biodegradable Silk

Is plastic-eating, silk-producing bacteria a new ally in the fight against waste? A new $500,000 grant for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute should answer that question.

New Dissolvable Packaging Eliminates Waste

LifeFuels’ Smart Bottle system is adding dissolvable film packs printed with an edible-ink QR code.

What you will never find on an ALDI shelf from 2021

Plastic, Packaging and Progress  Over the years, ALDI has taken a number of steps to reduce its impact on the environment. Today, ALDI publishes its inaugural Plastics and Packaging Progress Report. It outlines the supermarket’s progress and transparency towards achieving its goal of a 25% reduction of plastics and packaging by 2025 and what changes […]

Perspective: Packaging, COVID and sustainability

Back in March, when Covid hit, orders at my company skyrocketed over 100 percent compared to the year earlier.

Tech Innovation Award finalists announced

PMA Australia-New Zealand (PMA A-NZ) and UPL are delighted to announce the finalists for the PMA A-NZ Tech Innovation Award 2020, proudly sponsored by UPL.

Sinclair Ecolabel Nominated for Innovation Award

Nomination recognises the significance of a having fully compostable fresh produce label

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