• PIDA Awards introduce new special award category

    PIDA Awards introduce new special award category

    PIDA Awards introduce new special award category

    The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and Packaging New Zealand are pleased to introduce a new Accessible Packaging Design category to the annual Packaging Innovation & Design Awards program. The Accessible Packaging Design Special Award is designed to recognise packaging that is accessible, intuitive, easy-to-open and innovative and is in partnership with Arthritis... more ».
  • Industry calls for National Plan

    Industry call for National Plan

    MEDIA RELEASE July 26, 2018 INDUSTRY CALLS FOR NATIONAL PLAN FOR WASTE MANAGEMENT AMID RISING HYSTERIA AROUND PLASTIC PACKAGING Workers and consumers will be paying the price of reforms which drive up the cost of doing business if we don’t have a balanced debate on the management of the country’s waste stream, says Packaging New Zealand – one it says needs to be founded in... more ».
  • RESPONSE TO PLASTIC BAG BAN

    RESPONSE TO PLASTIC BAG BAN

    A similar ban on plastic packaging would be a step too far Packaging New Zealand says that it understands the Government’s reason for its ban on single-use plastic bags, but it would be alarmed if this was extended to plastic packaging. Sharon Humphreys Executive Director of Packaging New Zealand says: “Plastic packaging is used because it is effective, efficient and... more ».
  • Plastic Packaging - An Easy Target?

    Plastic Packaging - An Easy Target?

    Media Release Packaging touches everybody, everyday – putting it firmly in the cross hairs of those who are on a crusade to rid the world of plastic. Packaging New Zealand Executive Director Sharon Humphreys says the sheer volume of plastic packaging apparently seems to justify lumping it together with items such as plastic cutlery, plastic straws and plastic shopping bags.... more ».
  • Eradicating Plastic Waste and Pollution

    Global Commitment a Platform for Local Business

    Packaging New Zealand says that it is proud of its global members, Amcor, Nestle, Sealed Air and Unilever, who have embraced the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment launched this week, pledging to eradicate plastic waste and pollution. The Commitment, with the social media hashtag #LineInTheSand, is being led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with UN... more ».
  • Packaging NZ comments on the suspension of the soft plastics recycling scheme

    Read what we had to say

    The suspension of the soft plastic scheme announced today reflects the cyclically low demand for some mixed recycled plastics. “It is a sad fact that the market for commodities including recycled wastes varies hugely over time.” said Packaging NZ Executive Director Sharon Humphreys. Attempts by the Government and/or other organisation to artificially increase the rate and or... more ».
  • 2019 Packaging Innovation & Design Awards now open

    2019 Packaging Innovation & Design Awards now open

    The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and Packaging New Zealand, are pleased to advise that submissions are now open for the 2019 Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) which recognise companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in their field in Australia and New Zealand. The Design Innovation of the Year company awards will recognise... more ».
  • ANZ Worldstars

    ANZ Worldstars

    Australia & NZ packaging innovations recognised in 2019 WorldStar Packaging Awards Three Australian companies and one New Zealand company have achieved international recognition for their innovative and unique packaging designs in the prestigious WorldStar Packaging Awards. The winning companies include Caps and Closures for Precise Pour, ILNAM Estate for 8 Kangaroos,... more ».
  • KiwiHarvest Volunteer Programme

    KiwiHarvest Volunteer Programme

    The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is pleased to announce as a part of the Institute’s commitment to the SAVE FOOD Initiative by FAO, the National Food Waste Strategy, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 that we are focused on education and training programs that can assist with minimising food waste and loss globally. With this the AIP are now... more ».
  • Looking for inspiration for the 2019 PIDAs?

    Looking for inspiration for the 2019 PIDAs?

    Worldstar winners announced

    The WorldStar results have now been announced and you will find a complete list of winners here If you scroll to the bottom of that page you are also able to print out a list of winners in country order. The WorldStar Awards Presentations and Gala Dinner will take place on 15 May, 2019 in Prague, Czech Republic and we will be taking registrations for this event in the New... more ».
  • SBN Report: NZ's Plastic Packaging System

    SBN Report: NZ's Plastic Packaging System

    Read what we had to say

    Joint Statement: Packaging NZ and Plastics NZ WORKING TOGETHER FOR A BETTER FUTURE Packaging NZ and Plastics NZ welcome the report released today by the Sustainable Business Network on New Zealand’s Plastic Packaging System and generally endorse the strategies presented to assist NZ in moving towards a circular plastics packaging economy. The number of contributors to the... more ».