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Sydney brewer 4 Pines has embarked on a high growth phase following its acquisition in September by global alcohol giant, AB InBev.

The capital injection has enabled 4 Pines to expand its operations, starting with an upgrade to its Brookvale brewery in order to increase production by up to 50 per cent.

Ensuring its facility met environmental requirements was essential, however the available space provided a challenge for wastewater treatment: there was only a small 15m2 footprint available... and the area was next to the public bar where food and beer is served.

Here's the story of how the brewer overcame these challenges, with help from wastewater treatment company Aerofloat.

Packaging News

Packaging giant Amcor saw its sales and profits for the full year all rise in constant currency terms, but take a hit in real terms thanks to adverse currency fluctuations, as CEO Ron Delia declared it the “global leader in consumable packaging".

Melbourne-based flexible packaging specialist O.F Pack has acquired flexible packaging printer and converter Plasticover for an undisclosed sum, enabling the expansion of its local pouch and bag converting operation.

Victoria has been thrown a lifeline in its waste crisis after Cleanaway purchased $60m of the debts of collapsed recycling firm SKM, giving it effective control of the company.