AIP Welcomes 2017 New National Board Members

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) welcomed a new National President and new Board at their annual general meeting last week which was held alongside of AUSPACK 2017. Dr Carol Lawrence, Phd, FAIP has been elected to be the National President of the Institute for the next two years. Carol’s experience in the packaging industry spans over 20 years, starting with a technical role that underpinned the selection of the most appropriate label material to complement the packaging.

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Winners announced for 2017 PIDA Awards.

The winners of the 2017 Packaging & Processing Innovation and Design Awards (PIDA), which have been developed by the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), the Australian Packaging & Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) and the Packaging Council of New Zealand, were announced in front of 310 people during a gala dinner at the Novotel Sydney Olympic Park.

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Tetra Pak pushes 'can alternative' into Australia

PKN spoke to Tetra Pak's Jason Bezzina about the introduction of a retortable carton package in Australian and New Zealand markets. Offering an alternative to cans, stand-up pouches, and glass jars, the shelf-stable Tetra Pak Recart carton isn't new, according to business development manager Jason Bezzina, who spoke to PKN at the AUSPACK National Technical Forums last week.

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New plastics survey shows steady growth in recycling rate

Last year the Australian Packaging Covenant commissioned Envisage Works and Sustainable Resource Use (SRU) to undertake the 2015–16 National Recycling and Recovery Survey (NRRS) for plastics packaging. The latest survey results show an improved plastics packaging recycling rate of 31.1%, up from the 29.3% in the previous year. Approximately 263,000 tonnes of plastics packaging was recycled across Australia during the survey period, with a total consumption figure of 844,300 tonnes.

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