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Multipack LJM to take on Australia’s co-packing market

Co-packing companies LJM NSW and Multipack have merged to create Multipack LJM. Combined with LJM NSW’s Victorian based parent company LJM, the new entity is expected to be a “formidable force” in Australia’s co-packing market. The businesses, employing over 500 people have a shared warehouse footprint of 50,000sqm across seven …

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Supporting disability with Wallara Logistics

Wallara Logistics is a third-party logistics company with a difference. Based in south-east Melbourne, the non-profit hires people with different abilities to provide market-leading logistics and value-added service. Thousands of its packaged products are delivered to Woolworths and Coles shelves across Australia. What the company means to its employees Con Kelly (pictured) …

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Unilever announces new commitments to eliminate plastic

Unilever has announced new commitments to reduce its plastic waste and help create a circular economy for plastics. The company has confirmed that by 2025 it will: Halve its use of virgin plastic, by reducing its absolute use of plastic packaging by more than 100,000 tonnes and accelerating its use …

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Coles customers recycle 905 tonnes of soft plastics

Shoppers recycled enough pieces of plastic to go around the world one and half times at Coles last year. According to the retailer, this represents a 32 per cent increase on the previous year. Revealed in Coles’ Sustainability Report, Coles customers recycled 905 tonnes (226 million pieces of soft plastics). …

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BioPak’s bid to banish plastic

BioPak continues to provide plant-based alternatives for food storage with its latest launch, compostable sushi trays. The eco-friendly packaging acts as an alternative to the takeaway dishes used to traditionally serve sushi and will allow for retailers with food-to-go offerings to limit their negative effect on the environment. “We’re thrilled …

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SMC launches solution to ‘pesky’ dust problems

SMC’s new JSXFA series is said to be “the answer” when it comes protecting your operational space from dust. While many make use of “elaborate” filtration systems to trap dust, SMC says it has recently released a cost-effective and simple solution to this “pesky problem”. “In response to [the significant …

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UK supermarkets unpack plans for a plastic-free future

Morrisons will become the first British supermarket to roll out plastic-free fruit and veg areas in many of its stores. Customers will be able to choose from up to 127 varieties of fruit and veg. They’ll then be able to buy them loose or put them in recyclable paper bags. …

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SMC to feature at Brisbane for FoodTech Qld 2019

Following on from its success at AUSPACK 2019 and the launch of Open IIoT, SMC will be showcasing at FoodTech Qld in July 2019. SMC says it will use this as an opportunity to “engage with visitors and demonstrate its solutions for the food and beverage industries”. The company has …

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Sustainable packaging has hit global ‘tipping point’

Awareness of the environmental toll of plastic pollution is accelerating the drive towards sustainable packaging worldwide, says a report. According to Innova Market Insights’ ‘Top Ten Packaging Trends for 2019’, plastic packaging reached a “tipping point” in 2018. The report says it’s the result of such measures as widespread bans …

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Finalists announced for 2019 PIDA awards

The finalists for the 2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) have been announced. Coordinated by the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and Packaging New Zealand, the awards recognise companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in their field across Australia and New Zealand. The awards are …

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