Rethink packaging design: use less, use longer and use again

19 May, 2021 by Nerida Kelton MAIP Executive Director – Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) Vice President – Sustainability & Save Food – World Packaging Organisation (WPO) | Supplied by: Australian Institute of Packaging

The time has come to rethink the way packaging is designed.

REDWAVE conveying technology for the recycling industry

10 May, 2021 | Supplied by: REDWAVE

REDWAVE has expanded its product portfolio of sensor-based sorting technology to include conveyor belts optimised for use in the recycling sector.

Recycling ecology park opens $100m mixed waste plant

04 May, 2021

BINGO Industries has opened what is claimed to be the world's largest and most advanced dry mixed waste recycling facility at its Eastern Creek Recycling Ecology Park.

Corn by-product used to clean water

28 April, 2021

US researchers have found a way of recycling the by-product of corn and turning it into a material that helps clean water.

Hospital food waste fuels green electricity

26 April, 2021

Epworth HealthCare has recycled nearly 30 tonnes of food waste, medical PVC and employee uniforms, turning these items into electricity, garden hose and stuffing.

Kingsfield estate embraces sustainable roads

19 April, 2021

Melbourne-based property group Moremac is adopting an array of sustainability initiatives for its Kingsfield estate in the city's north-west.

Beer waste gets a second life

16 April, 2021

US researchers have found a way to extract the protein and fibre from spent grain and use it to create new types of protein sources and biofuels.

Educating the next generation on the good, bad and ugly side of plastics

13 April, 2021 | Supplied by: Veolia Australia and New Zealand

In March 2021, schools across NSW and Victoria commenced the Plastic Oceans Australasia (POA) Schools Program, sponsored by Veolia Australia and New Zealand.

The sustainability initiative helping local wineries save

08 April, 2021

Seeing countless wine box dividers going into paper recycling every month, wine merchant Michael Zitzlaff thought there must be a way to reuse them.

Circularity — a crucial part of product development

07 April, 2021 | Supplied by: Sandvik

Circularity needs to be considered from the initial design process, otherwise it's already too late.

Winning design that turns peanut waste into packaging

06 April, 2021

A student-led packaging design that turns peanut waste into packaging for a food company has won a global award for sustainable innovative packaging.

Pig poo powers biogas plant

29 March, 2021

WELTEC BIOPOWER and Doranova have built a biogas plant in south-western Finland that runs entirely on liquid manure.

TSA accredited by Australian Government

23 March, 2021 | Supplied by: Tyre Stewardship Australia Limited

Tyre Stewardship Australia's scheme has been recognised as best practice product stewardship by the federal government.

Courier service helps Aussies recycle unwanted textiles

22 March, 2021

A partnership has resulted in 3989 textile collection bookings and 73,045 kg of textiles avoiding landfill, and saved 292,178 kg of greenhouse gases.

Waste survey finds >80% of food packaging unfit for home recycling

03 March, 2021

A survey assessing 82 popular food products has found that more than 80% feature packaging that cannot be put into home recycling bins.

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