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Thinkstep Workshop
Embedding strategic foresight into sustainability. The future is difficult to predict but today’s decisions shape tomorrow’s outcomes. Do we need a new approach to sustainability? Given the urgency of the challenges we face today, learning from the past is not good...
Thinkstep Workshop
11 Apr 2019
Food Contact training
“Regulations matter, and regulations change, so how can you as a business stay compliant?” Appita Food Contact Materials Committee in partnership with Scion, New Zealand and Monash Food Innovation,...
6 Mar 2019
2019 AIP National Technical Forum Registrations are now open
The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is pleased to advise that on the 30th of April all of industry will have the opportunity to attend not one packaging educational event, but three....
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...