Planet Protector Packaging has achieved top honours in the WEConnect International Rise to the Challenge awards for its flagship Woolpack product and added nine new companies to its client list.

Diageo’s pre-mix range UDL has unveiled a redesign for its fruity flavours range, which comes in a 6-pack and new mixed 10-pack offering, with a bright retro design.

The 2021 Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) was presented via a virtual ceremony over two days, with the company awards announced for the Food and Beverage categories.

A cloud-based printing tool to improve coding and labelling for fresh produce has been released by Matthews. The iDSnet Cloud software is free that generates and prints carton, crate and SSCC labels.

Hungry Jack's has launched its biggest on-pack promotion – UNO at Hungry Jack's – delivered by a cross-industry collaboration between the fast food chain, Result Group, TLC Marketing, Multi-color Corporation and Detpak.

Fresh Fodder, boutique producer of hand-crafted dips, has recently tripled its productivity rates with the help of the Ilpra FS2500 Rotary Cup Filler, which is part of Jet Technologies’ packaging and lidding range.

Grinders Coffee is now offering a range of industrially compostable capsules for its coffee as it helps combat the challenges of collection and processing when it comes to coffee capsule recycling.

Johnnie Walker has launched The Next Steps initiative, which is a wide-ranging action plan that will see the whisky maker become more “sustainable by design from grain to glass”.

At an event in Sydney this week, industry and academia involved in the smart sensing project for HDPE recycling shared progress and key findings of the NSW government backed initiative.

Grounded Packaging has launched a recyclable and carbon-negative sugarcane-based flexible pouch, which it says offers food manufacturers the same high-barrier functionality as plastic.

Apart from the massive strides Nestle's KitKat brand has made in working towards a circular economy model for packaging, it has also pledged to become carbon neutral by 2025.

Entries for the 2021 Australasian Packaging Innovation and Design Awards (PIDA) for Australia and New Zealand close today (5 March).

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.