• Our March 2021 Rising Star is Paola and Michael Karamallis and their fabulous fairy floss business Fluffy Crunch.
    Our March 2021 Rising Star is Paola and Michael Karamallis and their fabulous fairy floss business Fluffy Crunch.
  • Our March 2021 Rising Star is Paola and Michael Karamallis and their fabulous fairy floss business Fluffy Crunch.
    Our March 2021 Rising Star is Paola and Michael Karamallis and their fabulous fairy floss business Fluffy Crunch.
  • Danone’s biomass boiler installation at its Nutricia plant in New Zealand is a case study in a company that has been playing the long game when it comes to environmental change and commitment.
    Danone’s biomass boiler installation at its Nutricia plant in New Zealand is a case study in a company that has been playing the long game when it comes to environmental change and commitment.
  • Our March 2021 cover story with Cargobull features an interview with FoodBoss Transport CEO Ian Gibson and how well Cargobull’s refrigerated trailer works for them, particularly on their runs to the far west of New South Wales.
    Our March 2021 cover story with Cargobull features an interview with FoodBoss Transport CEO Ian Gibson and how well Cargobull’s refrigerated trailer works for them, particularly on their runs to the far west of New South Wales.
  • Our March 2021 cover story with Cargobull features an interview with FoodBoss Transport CEO Ian Gibson and how well Cargobull’s refrigerated trailer works for them, particularly on their runs to the far west of New South Wales. On a 43-degree day in Lightning Ridge, inside the trailer held at minus 20.
    Our March 2021 cover story with Cargobull features an interview with FoodBoss Transport CEO Ian Gibson and how well Cargobull’s refrigerated trailer works for them, particularly on their runs to the far west of New South Wales. On a 43-degree day in Lightning Ridge, inside the trailer held at minus 20.
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    Heat & Control Ishida multihead weigher.
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The arrival of our March 2021 issue not only signals the year is underway – if anyone was in any doubt – it also heralds our return to a monthly format after the year that was 2020. So, it seems fitting to have a Schmitz Cargobull truck and trailer on our cover – we’re going places!

Our cover story with Cargobull features an interview with FoodBoss Transport CEO Ian Gibson and how well Cargobull’s refrigerated trailer works for them, particularly on their runs to the far west of New South Wales. On a 43-degree day in Lightning Ridge, inside the trailer held at minus 20, which quite frankly would be where I was living if that was my daily reality. The full story is on page 14.

On a lighter but just as hardworking note, our Rising Star this month is Paola and Michael Karamallis and their fabulous fairy floss business Fluffy Crunch. Their story is one of a complete pivot – yes, a pivot – from a successful business at markets, shows and festivals to one online, when COVID-19 wiped out a full calendar of events. That’s on page 8.

We cover a lot of ground this issue on the sustainability front, with insights from the first Save Food Packaging Design Project research reports by the Australian Institute of Packaging and RMIT (page 18) and how businesses can get involved in the recently created Stop Food Waste Australia (page 20).

We also look at the critical issue of water stewardship and what your company can do (page 24), while Danone’s biomass boiler installation at its Nutricia plant in New Zealand is a case study in a company that has been playing the long game when it comes to environmental change and commitments (page 22).

The poultry industry can be a bit of a closed shop, so the insights from industry expert Peter Bedwell are most welcome. Did you know we consume around 50 kilograms of chicken each, every year (page 28).

Heat & Control’s Robert Marguccio provides a four-part breakdown on what’s important when it comes to weighing on page 34.

And our Fast Five respondent this issue is Louise Cordina, the CEO of Cordina Farms. Head to Rear View on page 50 to find out more.

So much to read, click here to get started. 

Packaging News

In an Australian-first, Colgate-Palmolive has launched a kerbside recyclable tube for its Colgate Smile for Good toothpaste range, and is making its packaging technology available to all competitors.

Packaging giant Amcor has raised its full year profits outlook, as third quarter figures all trend upwards, and its free cashflow tops US$1bn.

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.