Packaging

Save food packaging is integral to achieving Australia’s goal to halve food waste by 2030. The Save Food Packaging Design Project has released findings of its first two reports.

Foodmach director and industry identity Peter Marks has died, aged 66, from cancer, leaving a gap in the company and in the packaging industry. The Foodmach team pays tribute to his fellowship, leadership and expertise.

Nestlé is moving its famous confectionery Smarties to recyclable packaging, it announced this week. The new paper packaging is made from sustainably sourced coated paper, paper labels or carton board.

In an ultimate Spring clean and confident stride into 2020, Pringles has refreshed its look for the first time in 20 years. The character “Mr P” has also had a makeover.

Woolpack innovator Planet Protector Packaging has launched the Ewe Beauty campaign, which aims to end our reliance on offshore processing and bring the process, and jobs, back to Australia.

Ten Australian and New Zealand companies have been internationally recognised with 13 awards across seven categories, including food and beverage, in the prestigious WorldStar Packaging Awards 2021.

US Food and Drug Administration deputy commissioner for food policy and response Frank Yiannas has briefed the Asia Pacific market on the importance of traceability and transparency in food systems.

Australia’s top 100 wineries will have the opportunity to use digital wine labels to connect to consumers directly, as wine tech companies Cellr and Junovate team up for the packaging solution.

Industry supplier Jet Technologies is celebrating 40 years of service, innovation and expertise in the Australian and global industrial printing and packaging industries.

Result Group has partnered with EVRYTHNG, the product cloud managing digital identities for the world’s consumer products, to accelerate the digitisation of products in Australia, as consumers have greater expectations in the area of safety and quality when it comes to food.

Sydney-based company MaCher has partnered with Flexi-Hex to develop a new ‘honeycomb’ protective sleeve for shipping in the online liquor category.

Tip Top has introduced 100 per cent recyclable cardboard bread tags, made from recycled material, which launches in South Australia this week.

Harry’s Ice Cream has updated its packaging design, working with Melbourne-based studio 68 degrees to develop the new look, and Zipform Packaging for the tubs.

The Australian Government will support a Planet Ark-led national, industry-wide recycling scheme for coffee capsules as part of the $20 million National Product Stewardship Investment Fund.

Rekorderlig Cider will have its 330ml range now packed in clear glass, with its Strawberry-Lime flavour the first in its line-up to transition to complementary coloured labels as part of the new look.

Accolade Wines’ South Australian wine brand Banrock Station has launched its first flat bottle made from 100 per cent recycled PET plastic in UK supermarkets.