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Packaging NZ welcomes packaging being seen as a new "priority"
MEDIA RELEASE Packaging New Zealand has welcomed the Government’s recognition that packaging be considered a priority in New Zealand. Packaging New Zealand’s Executive Director Sharon Humphreys says: ”Today’s announcement reflects a willingness by Government - not seen...
A wicked Problem
19 Jul 2019
Packaging New Zealand President details plans for a new direction
At yesterday's AGM, President Harry Burkhardt floated with the members plans to re-position the organisation. Together with representatives from the Packaging Forum, Harry outlined plans to deliver...
11 Jul 2019
2019 Annual Report Released
Making our voice heard Our industry has many voices. Some sound similar, others very different. Yet almost all are looking for the same response from our governments, media and consumers; a...
20 May 2019
Roadmap for New Zealand's New Plastic Economy
Associate Minister for the Environment announces two-year project to be led by Scion and supported by Packaging NZ, Plastics NZ and the Sustainable Business Network, to develop a roadmap for a New...
14 May 2019
Best Before/Use By dates - RMIT Project
Together with members of the AIP we would like to encourage all of our Members to please help Wanjun Chu with his PhD. Wanjun is a PhD student from Linköping University, Sweden. His general...
1 May 2019
2019 Packaging Innovation & Design Award Winners
The winners of the 2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) for Australia and New Zealand were announced at a gala dinner on the 30th of April at the SOFITEL Wentworth, Sydney....
21 Dec 2018
Packaging NZ comments on the suspension of the soft plastics recycling scheme
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...
7 Dec 2018
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...
6 Dec 2018
2019 Worldstar winners
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...
6 Dec 2018
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...
3 Dec 2018
SBN Report: NZ's Plastic Packaging System
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...
30 Oct 2018
Eradicating Plastic Waste and Pollution
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...
23 Aug 2018
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...
17 Aug 2018
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...
26 Jul 2018
Industry calls 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...
1 Mar 2017
NCI Gets behind the PIDAs
The new PIDA awards have found a champion in NCI. Read the full story in NZ Printer here.
24 Feb 2017
A wicked Problem
Read our column in February's Supermarket News
5 Oct 2015
The New Zealand Herald Element Magazine
Packaging, which surrounds almost every consumer product, is in the hands of consumers fleetingly. But, in the moment before you dispose of it, think about the journey it took to create, make and...
24 Jul 2015
Retail News
Plastic bags have been in the news over the last week, including the announcement of a new plastic bag recycling initiative by the Government. The Packaging Council representing the packaging...
1 Mar 2015
THE PACKAGING SERIES
The third and final instalment in this series focuses on the choice of packaging materials and the impact of that choice on the end of life options for the packaging, covering companies providing...
3 Nov 2014
THE PACKAGING SERIES
Packaged goods make a huge contribution to the New Zealand economy. In order to minimise the environment impact of those packaged goods it is essential that the packaging is designed to minimise...
3 Aug 2014
THE PACKAGING SERIES
Functionality is the primary consideration when designing packaging. Like a well planned war, the strategy and preparation that goes into what appears to be a simple package is a strategic exercise...