The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) invites everyone to get behind a virtual edition of its annual hamper programme to continue helping those in need this Christmas.

“Moving the Ladies Pack to a virtual programme that everyone can get involved in across Australia is just one small way the industry can contribute,” AIP executive director Nerida Kelton said.

“In the last 10 years the AIP, in partnership with the SCLAA, have been running an annual Hamper Program that has achieved $1 million in donations and funds and seen over 10,000 hampers packed by thousands of volunteers. The hampers are then donated to Foodbank and distributed to those in need.”

According to the 2020 Foodbank Hunger Report, in 2019, 15 per cent of Australians experiencing food insecurity were seeking food relief at least once a week. In 2020, this has doubled to 31 per cent, with the report indicating 35 per cent of insecure Australian are unsure or don’t believe they will cope when government support is rolled back.

To get involved with the 2020 Virtual Ladies Pack Programme: 

  • The AIP have created a program that you can undertake in the comfort of your own home from today.
  • The AIP would encourage you to start purchasing the items now, collect some shoes boxes and make up as many Ladies Packs as you would like now.
  • If you are based in Queensland, you will have the option of dropping them off – as a drive by – to a collection point, or send them to the AIP Offices.  
  • If you are based interstate, you can either ship the packs to the AIP office, or simply donate funds towards the packs.
  • If your company would like to donate some of the items for the Ladies Packs, or you would prefer to simply donate some funds towards a Ladies Pack then please reach out and let the team know by emailing

Packaging News

Australia’s first industry insight reports for the Save Food Packaging Design project as part of the Fight Food Waste CRC have been released by the Australian Institute of Packaging, in partnership with RMIT.

Orora achieved increased underlying earnings before interest and tax in all its businesses in the first half, on sales that rose 3 per cent in constant currency terms, with Australasia the best performer.

Profits at Pact Group rose strongly, on sales that were up a smidgeon, in its first half results, with the company attributing the rise to solid organic growth and higher margins.