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Laurent Bakery has announced it will stop using plastic bags in its stores in a bid to reduce its impact on the environment.

The phase-out begins this week, and aligns with the Victorian Government’s plastic shopping ban by 2019, founder Laurent Boillon said.

"Plastic bags are a major source of waste and pollution in our society, creating irreparable damage to our environment,” he said.

Laurent Bakery will begin offering customers a $2 reusable bag with their purchases.

“By phasing out plastic bags and introducing reusable shopping bags to our stores, we play a small but vital role in limiting the effects of plastics bags on the environment," Boillon said. 

All 16 stores across Victoria will have phased out plastic bags by 2019.

Packaging News

In the first year of PKN’s Women in Packaging Awards programme, industry has stepped up with meaning. The response has been phenomenal, and the judges had their work cut out for them selecting the finalists from a competitive field of high-calibre nominees.

At The Hive Awards in Sydney today, the Best Packaging category was won by Don Smallgoods, part of George Weston Foods, for its resealable flow wrap pack for sandwich fillers and other smallgoods. This innovative packaging is a departure from the conventional thermoformed packs and addresses consumer demands for better functionality, sustainability, and product visibility.

Applications for the 2024 APCO Annual Awards are now open, and are open to all of industry to apply.