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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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Daliah, 8, persuades Kellogg’s to change ‘sexist’ cereal boxes

A Canberra girl has won an apology from Kellogg’s over the boys-only images on its Nutri-Grain cereal boxes. The food giant has since promised to put girls on the boxes too. Daliah Lee, a second-year student from Belconnen, says she noticed the gender imbalance while eating her cereal one morning. All …

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Moxie celebrates 13th birthday with new packaging

To mark Moxie’s 13th birthday, the company has relaunched its tampons in new-look packs. In line with consumer needs and wants and as a result of Moxie’s extensive market research, Moxie’s new packs now include one (previously two) unique and discreet chic tin. The tin has been designed with minimal …

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German giant Lidl unveils plastic-free initiatives

Lidl will remove black plastic packaging from its entire fruit and vegetable range across all 195 Ireland and Northern Ireland stores before Christmas. It follows a similar move in Lidl’s other UK stores. The supermarket will scrap packaging, which cannot be recycled, from fresh fish products by February 2019. Fresh …

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Business and government team up to tackle waste

The government has joined business leaders in pledging to reduce packaging waste and improve recycling by launching the 2025 National Packaging Targets. Minister for the Environment Melissa Price joined leaders from packaging, retail, logistics, manufacturing, recycling and waste-management businesses. They all pledged to manage packaging waste better. Australia’s 2025 National Packaging …

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Shout about protein to bulk up sales

Manufacturers are missing out on more than $50 million in revenue by not stating protein content on their packaging. According to Nielsen data, sales of products that list protein content have leapt 22.3 per cent in Australia. This compares with two per cent in total grocery growth. The fastest growth …

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Unilever to boost recycled plastic in packaging

Unilever Australia & New Zealand will introduce Australian-sourced post-consumer recycled plastic for bottles of its home and personal-care brands. According to the company, at least 25 per cent recycled plastic will be used in bottles for OMO, Dove, Surf, Sunsilk, TRESemmé and other key brands. Unilever has added that it …

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