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PKN Packaging News: The Podcast

PKN Packaging News delivers in-depth news and editorial coverage of Australia's packaging industry. The PKN Podcast is one part of our multi-media platform, which provides: the latest news; expert opinion and business advice; insightful reports on industry issues and trends; new products; the latest research and technology developments; and updates on sustainable packaging developments. Tune in for entertaining and informative interviews with industry leaders, change drivers and experts across all aspects of packaging.

Tracks

Regeneration, the natural evolution beyond sustainability, with Cath Cornaggia of Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials ANZ
In this episode, Lindy Hughson, Managing Editor & Publisher of PKN Packaging News, talks with Cath Cornaggia, Commercial Director of Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials, Australia & New Zealand. We discuss the concept of regeneration as a natural evolution beyond sustainability, which focuses on active replenishment over just reducing the resources we use. Cath Cornaggia tells us how this is accomplished by the digitisation of packaging and further collaboration within the industry. The discussion also explores the role that the government, packaging suppliers, and research play in this initiative. This gives us an interesting insight into how Avery Dennison is implementing these solutions globally in various industries. The episode also unpacks defining and achieving a circular economy, and the role of the consumer and societal equality has in achieving this. Finally we discuss the opening of Avery Dennison's new facility in Moorabbin, designed with sustainability in mind. LINKS: Regeneration the Natural Evolution Beyond Sustainability by Cath Cornaggia: online.flipbuilder.com/YaffaMedia/mezp/#p=18 Track and trace packaging set for post-Covid boom: www.packagingnews.com.au/news/research-and-analysis/track-and-trace-packaging-set-for-post-covid-boom Cellr selected for first AD Stretch cohort: www.packagingnews.com.au/materials/cellr-selected-for-first-ad-stretch-cohort Hot off the Press: PKN’s latest issue is out: www.packagingnews.com.au/latest/hot-off-the-press-pkn-s-latest-issue-is-out11 ------------------------------ The PKN Podcast is produced by Southern Skies Media on behalf of PKN Packaging News, owned and published by Yaffa Media. The views of the people featured on this podcast do not necessarily represent the views of PKN Packaging News, Yaffa Media, or the guest’s employer. The contents are copyright by Yaffa Media. If you wish to use any of this podcast’s audio, please contact PKN Packaging News via their website www.packagingnews.com.au or send an email to editor@packagingnews.com.au. MC: Grant McHerron Host: Lindy Hughson Producer: Steve Visscher PKN Packaging News - © 2022
28:05 09/27/2022
Take positive climate action through innovative packaging solutions, with Carol Kilcullen-Lawrence at UPM Raflatac, and Nicholas Rodgers at Ego Pharmaceuticals
In this episode, Lindy Hughson, Managing Editor & Publisher of PKN Packaging News, talks with Carol Kilcullen-Lawrence, Sustainability Consultant to UPM Raflatac, and Nicholas Rodgers, Packaging Technologist at Ego Pharmaceuticals The podcast explores how the industry is tackling climate change, and its response to the Climate Bill legislative requirements. We get an insight into how UTM Raflatac and Ego are undertaking these positive climate action initiatives ahead of targets, fulfilling consumer expectations, and how they meet label regulatory requirements, through their Forest Film solution, We also get an insight into the relationship between suppliers and brand owners to implement Forest Film and how it won them a number of Packaging Innovation and Design Awards (PIDA) awards. Find out more information about UPM Raflatac's positive climate action at: https://www.upmraflatac.com/sustainable-packaging/our-sustainability-commitments/positive-climate-action/ (www.upmraflatac.com/sustainable-packaging/our-sustainability-commitments/positive-climate-action/) LINKS: Ego Pharmaceuticals - Sustainability ethos etched into packaging design https://www.packagingnews.com.au/latest/sustainability-ethos-etched-into-packaging-design (www.packagingnews.com.au/latest/sustainability-ethos-etched-into-packaging-design) -PIDA awards- Carols 2022 PIDA award - Packaging Industry Professional of the year: http://www.packagingnews.com.au/latest/pida-2022-packaging-industry-professional-of-the-year (www.packagingnews.com.au/latest/pida-2022-packaging-industry-professional-of-the-year) Ego Pharmaceuticals PIDA award - Recycled Content, Marketing Design, and Health, Beauty & Wellness Packaging: https://www.packagingnews.com.au/sustainability/pida-2022-sustainable-packaging-design-of-the-year (www.packagingnews.com.au/sustainability/pida-2022-sustainable-packaging-design-of-the-year)   https://www.packagingnews.com.au/design/pida-2022-marketing-design-of-the-year-award (www.packagingnews.com.au/design/pida-2022-marketing-design-of-the-year-award) https://www.packagingnews.com.au/markets/health-and-beauty/pida-2022-health-beauty-and-wellness-packaging (www.packagingnews.com.au/markets/health-and-beauty/pida-2022-health-beauty-and-wellness-packaging) ------------------------------ The PKN Podcast is produced by Southern Skies Media on behalf of PKN Packaging News, owned and published by Yaffa Media. The views of the people featured on this podcast do not necessarily represent the views of PKN Packaging News, Yaffa Media, or the guest’s employer. The contents are copyright by Yaffa Media. If you wish to use any of this podcast’s audio, please contact PKN Packaging News via their website www.packagingnews.com.au or send an email to editor@packagingnews.com.au. MC: Grant McHerron Host: Lindy Hughson Producer: Steve Visscher PKN Packaging News - © 2022
20:32 09/20/2022
Nestle's new Easter egg packaging is the catalyst for a conversation with Margaret Stuart about the group's broader sustainable packaging and corporate social responsibility initiatives
In this episode, Lindy Hughson, Managing Editor & Publisher of PKN Packaging News, talks with Margaret Stuart, Director – Corporate Affairs and Sustainability at Nestle, about the company’s sustainable packaging goals, successful initiatives, and its drive towards the 2025 National Packaging Targets. Margaret starts the conversation looking at the challenge of creating sustainable Easter egg packaging that ensures the egg makes it safely to the consumer, looks attractive on shelf, and carries clear instructions for recycling – even more important over Easter when research Australian consumers consider recycling. This leads to a discussion on the importance of consumer education and the value of the Australasian Recycling Label to deliver consistent messaging on recycling. Following this we explore Nestle’s other sustainable packaging initiatives, including the KitKat recycled wrapper project (hear more on Episode 20 of The PKN Podcast), reducing the use of virgin plastic and redesigning packaging to remove small ‘break off’ pieces which are unrecyclable. The discussion then moves onto achieving plastic circularity through advanced and mechanical recycling by collecting and finding other uses for used plastic packaging from consumers. We wrap up by exploring the multifaceted complexity of corporate social responsibility for major brand owners like Nestle, considering the environment, farming communities, supply chains, social implications, consumer behaviours, nutritional impacts, and production emissions, many of which are interconnected. ------------------------------ The PKN Podcast is produced by Southern Skies Media on behalf of PKN Packaging News, owned and published by Yaffa Media. The views of the people featured on this podcast do not necessarily represent the views of PKN Packaging News, Yaffa Media, or the guest’s employer. The contents are copyright by Yaffa Media. If you wish to use any of this podcast’s audio, please contact PKN Packaging News via their website www.packagingnews.com.au or send an email to editor@packagingnews.com.au. MC: Grant McHerron Host: Lindy Hughson Producer: Steve Visscher PKN Packaging News - © 2022
26:30 04/11/2022
The long-awaited return of Auspack and the value of face to face networking, with Jon Perry and Mark Dingley
In this episode, Lindy Hughson, Managing Editor & Publisher of PKN Packaging News, talks with Mark Dingley, chairman of APPMA, and Jon Perry, Portfolio Director at Exhibitions & Trade Fairs, about the excitement building for Auspack 2022. We start off by talking about the return of the Auspack 2022 tradeshow and its importance for face-to-face engagements that build trust with suppliers and customers. Naturally, we discuss the COVID precautions being taken before moving on to discussing the volume of Australian exhibitors along with the technological developments since the previous Auspack event, including IoT devices, robotics, supply chain, traceability and a focus on packing materials and machinery. Mark and Jon also provide an overview of new features at Auspack, including a revamped APPMA stand, the volume of content being presented during the event and the all important Auspack Leaders Forum. The discussion moves onto Auspack 2022's restructure to maximise flexibility in person and online attendance. Mark and Jon give a sneak preview of what lies beyond the 2022 show, a new event, for the industry, by the industry. ------------------------------ The PKN Podcast is produced by Southern Skies Media on behalf of PKN Packaging News, owned and published by Yaffa Media. The views of the people featured on this podcast do not necessarily represent the views of PKN Packaging News, Yaffa Media, or the guest’s employer. The contents are copyright by Yaffa Media. If you wish to use any of this podcast’s audio, please contact PKN Packaging News via their website www.packagingnews.com.au or send an email to editor@packagingnews.com.au. MC: Grant McHerron Host: Lindy Hughson Editor: Chris Visscher Producer: Steve Visscher PKN Packaging News - © 2022
27:55 04/04/2022
Tackling supply chain issues, high demands and the move to sustainable packaging with Brett Keen from Whakatane Mill and Brad Partington from Ball & Doggett
In this episode, Lindy Hughson, Managing Editor & Publisher of PKN Packaging News, talks with Brett Keen, the Sales Manager from Whakatane Mill Ltd in New Zealand, and Brad Partington the General Manager of Packaging at Ball & Doggett in Australia, about the places they fill in the market as a packaging provider in Australasia. Brett starts off by talking to us about Whakatane's ownership history and its 24/7 operating hours, as well as its position as the only folding box board (AKA carton board) manufacturer in Australia and New Zealand. Brad then gives us an insight into Ball & Doggett, which has been operating for over 100 years as a packaging and paper supplier and acts as a representative for international mills in the form of a local distributor, agent and merchant. The discussion then moves on to how the global supply chain issues in relation to obtaining materials and shipping products to clients has created a high demand for Whakatane's packaging solutions in the Australasian market, with a surprising number of international parties also requesting their services. Brett explains that many clients are also moving towards sustainable packaging solutions by moving away from single use plastics and towards fiber based products. We wrap up by looking forward to Whakatane's future projects, the first being the disk filler project in November of 2022, which aims to decrease water usage by 75% and massively increase their output capacity. This will be followed by its expansion project in July of 2023, that involves upgrading the paper machinery to further increase their output capacity for bulk orders, while simultaneously improving their quality. The project also brings a significant improvement in the sustainability of the packaging board by reducing the use of plastic wrapping by 160 tonnes per annum, in addition to eliminating Whatakane’s use of gas for its steam mills. ------------------------------ The PKN Podcast is produced by Southern Skies Media on behalf of PKN Packaging News, owned and published by Yaffa Media. The views of the people featured on this podcast do not necessarily represent the views of PKN Packaging News, Yaffa Media, or the guest’s employer. The contents are copyright by Yaffa Media. If you wish to use any of this podcast’s audio, please contact PKN Packaging News via their website www.packagingnews.com.au or send an email to editor@packagingnews.com.au. MC: Grant McHerron Host: Lindy Hughson Producer: Steve Visscher PKN Packaging News - © 2022
20:00 03/29/2022
How digitally printed packaging can boost SME shelf presence and market growth, with Matt Ellis and Jordyn Evans
In this episode, Lindy Hughson, managing editor & publisher of PKN Packaging News, talks with managing director of Luminar, Matt Ellis, and the founder of Mingle Seasoning, Jordyn Evans, about short-run digital packaging solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and their impacts on the company’s growth. Jordyn kicks off the discussion telling us about how Mingle, which started six years ago in her kitchen and was inspired by the lack of healthy seasonings available in the market, is now shaking up the seasonings category nationwide. Following this, Matt explores the evolution of Luminar first starting as a family business and adapting to provide SMEs with a packaging solution (digitally printed labels and flexible packaging) which allows for variation and low order quantities. The discussion then moves on to the difficulties that Mingle faced in finding a supplier who could provide them with packaging for their small volumes and how Luminar met this challenge. We also explore how packaging suppliers can optimise growth for modern entrepreneurs and discuss the value of considering packaging design first when developing a new product. We wrap up the episode by looking at Mingle's plans to roll out new products for the major supermarkets and utilise their online business to innovate and trial new products. In turn, Luminar is aiming to ensure it can provide an on demand and fast turnaround service for SMEs through more automation, communication, and team alignment. ------------------------------ The PKN Podcast is produced by Southern Skies Media on behalf of PKN Packaging News, owned and published by Yaffa Media. The views of the people featured on this podcast do not necessarily represent the views of PKN Packaging News, Yaffa Media, or the guest’s employer. The contents are copyright by Yaffa Media. If you wish to use any of this podcast’s audio, please contact PKN Packaging News via their website www.packagingnews.com.au or send an email to editor@packagingnews.com.au. MC: Grant McHerron Host: Lindy Hughson Producer: Steve Visscher PKN Packaging News - © 2022
28:39 03/22/2022
Orora going strong while overcoming external challenges, with CEO Brian Lowe
In this episode, Lindy Hughson, managing editor & publisher of PKN Packaging News, talks with Brian Lowe, the CEO of Orora, about their recently posted results for the first half of the financial year. We start the episode with a snapshot of Orora's successful first half results and the key contributing factors, despite the challenge of a reduction in wine bottle production due to tariffs on Australian wine imposed by China. This leads to a discussion of Orora's moves into new sectors of glass bottle production, the strong demand for cans and the performance of their North American business. Continuing to look at external factors, Brian describes Orora's approach to operating during COVID, including their focus on health and safety along with the use of wearable technology. We also look at the increased costs of raw materials, supply chain disruption and how the company is managing these issues. We wrap the episode reviewing Orora's sustainability goals and initiatives, their sustainability framework, reduction of emissions and use of recycled content, including their involvement in Container Deposit Schemes. Brian also tells us about their culture of innovation and the ability for all employees to contribute ideas for improvement. ------------------------------ The PKN Podcast is produced by Southern Skies Media on behalf of PKN Packaging News, owned and published by Yaffa Media. The views of the people featured on this podcast do not necessarily represent the views of PKN Packaging News, Yaffa Media, or the guest’s employer. The contents are copyright by Yaffa Media. If you wish to use any of this podcast’s audio, please contact PKN Packaging News via their website www.packagingnews.com.au or send an email to editor@packagingnews.com.au. MC: Grant McHerron Host: Lindy Hughson Producer: Steve Visscher PKN Packaging News - © 2022
21:27 03/15/2022
The wine company that's cleaning plastic waste from the ocean by selling wine, with Richie Vandenberg
In this episode, Lindy Hughson, managing editor & publisher of PKN Packaging News, talks with Richie Vandenberg, CEO of The Hidden Sea, about the wine company and its partnership with ReSea to fund ocean clean-up based on their sales volume. We start with Richie telling us how he transitioned from being the captain of the Hawthorn AFL team to running a sustainable wine company and supporting plastic-free oceans. We then move on to The Hidden Sea's partnership with ReSea, the funding arrangement and how the process of plastic removal is verified. Richie also describes The Hidden Sea's goal to remove the equivalent of 1 billion plastic bottles by 2030 and their progress to date. The discussion then moves on to the story of The Hidden Sea, the wines they produce, the design of their packaging and the significance of the whale depicted in their packaging design. We also review the company's sustainability goals and how they're reducing the environmental impact of their packaging. We wrap the episode by looking at The Hidden Sea's future growth plans within Australia and globally, along with the importance of brands demonstrating leadership in sustainability and engaging with their customers. ------------------------------ The PKN Podcast is produced by Southern Skies Media on behalf of PKN Packaging News, owned and published by Yaffa Media. The views of the people featured on this podcast do not necessarily represent the views of PKN Packaging News, Yaffa Media, or the guest’s employer. The contents are copyright by Yaffa Media. If you wish to use any of this podcast’s audio, please contact PKN Packaging News via their website www.packagingnews.com.au or send an email to editor@packagingnews.com.au. MC: Grant McHerron Host: Lindy Hughson Producer: Steve Visscher PKN Packaging News - © 2022
19:26 03/08/2022
Why it's important to enter the Packaging Innovation and Design Awards, with Nerida Kelton
In this episode, Lindy Hughson, managing editor & publisher of PKN Packaging News, talks with Nerida Kelton, executive director of the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), about recognising ANZ packaging innovation & design through the prestigious Australasian Packaging Innovation and Design (PIDA) Awards. The episode starts with a brief history of the awards and their value as a gateway to the global WorldStar Packaging Awards coordinated by the World Packaging Organisation. Nerida highlights the success ANZ companies have enjoyed on the global stage, noting the ANZ region is punching above its weight. We cover this year's awards categories for entrants, the special awards, the "Outside the Box" category and, of course, the most coveted awards and scholarships on offer. The discussion moves on to cover the importance of accessibility and inclusive design criteria, how the awards help drive action to achieve the 2025 National Packaging Targets and the importance of design in reducing food waste. We then move on to education and training that can be achieved through design, how the awards encourage small and medium businesses to improve their packaging designs and what's new in this year's awards. The episode wraps with a look at who should enter, the special awards on offer, and the major market trends reflected in the range of winning entries. You can enter the 2022 PIDA awards via the AIP's website: aipack.com.au/2022-pida-awards/ ------------------------------ The PKN Podcast is produced by Southern Skies Media on behalf of PKN Packaging News, owned and published by Yaffa Media. The views of the people featured on this podcast do not necessarily represent the views of PKN Packaging News, Yaffa Media, or the guest’s employer. The contents are copyright by Yaffa Media. If you wish to use any of this podcast’s audio, please contact PKN Packaging News via their website www.packagingnews.com.au or send an email to editor@packagingnews.com.au. MC: Grant McHerron Host: Lindy Hughson Editor: Chris Visscher Producer: Steve Visscher PKN Packaging News - © 2022
31:09 03/01/2022
Closing the recycling loop and the future of Close The Loop Group, with Joe Foster, Group CEO
In this episode, Lindy Hughson, managing editor & publisher of PKN Packaging News, talks with Joe Foster, CEO of the newly listed Close the Loop Group on circular integration, take back programs and the group's many engagements and initiatives. We open the episode by discussing the merger of Close the Loop & OF Packaging, leading to the listing on the ASX of the new entity called Close The Loop Group. Joe reviews the group's use of funds from the listing to buy other companies that contribute to the group's circular integration goals. The topics covered include specialised take back programs around flexible intermediate bulk containers, working with REDcycle and the group's engagement with print cartridge manufacturers along with their investment in equipment to assist with eWaste recycling in North America, Europe and Australia. Joe also discusses the difference between pre-consumer and post-consumer waste and their ability to recycle contaminated post-consumer waste into new packaging. We wrap the episode with a look at the group's engagement with Roll 'n' Recycle and Zero Co, along with the importance of working with the entrepreneurs driving new recycling opportunities, the importance of consumer education and a look at what's next for Close The Loop Group. Close the Loop plant tour: www.packagingnews.com.au/sustainability/close-the-loop-shows-circular-economy-in-action ------------------------------ The PKN Podcast is produced by Southern Skies Media on behalf of PKN Packaging News, owned and published by Yaffa Media. The views of the people featured on this podcast do not necessarily represent the views of PKN Packaging News, Yaffa Media, or the guest’s employer. The contents are copyright by Yaffa Media. If you wish to use any of this podcast’s audio, please contact PKN Packaging News via their website www.packagingnews.com.au or send an email to editor@packagingnews.com.au. MC: Grant McHerron Host: Lindy Hughson Editor: Chris Visscher Producer: Steve Visscher PKN Packaging News - © 2022
29:48 02/22/2022
Collective Impact and our progress towards the National Packaging Targets, with Brooke Donnelly and Dr Helen Lewis
In this episode, Lindy Hughson, managing editor & publisher of PKN Packaging News, talks with Brooke Donnelly, chief executive officer of the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO), and sustainability consultant Dr Helen Lewis, about Australia's progress towards the 2025 national packaging targets. We start the episode with a review of the Collective Impact study and its recently released report on Australia's progress towards the 2025 targets. This includes the economic impact of sending potentially recyclable/reusable products to landfill and a breakdown of materials sent to landfill to identify areas where new efforts are required. Brooke and Helen discuss the current progress towards each target and differences in reductions achieved by material, along with the impacts from increased consumption, areas for improvement and a breakdown of the main challenges to consider for each target. This leads to a review of the efforts required to meet the targets, including driving packaging product design, increased education and new or improved industrial mechanisms for processing materials. We then move on to the response to the report from industry and various interest groups, the benefits achieved to date from the benchmarking and statistics gathered to date, the need for alternative systems to drive recycling and possible methods for incentivising the use of recycled content over virgin materials. The episode wraps with acknowledgements of the progress made to date, the willingness to change from consumers and industry along with the hope this provides that we will meet the targets in 2025. The Collective Impact report document can be found at: documents.packagingcovenant.org.au/public-documents/APCO%20Collective%20Impact%20Report ------------------------------ The PKN Podcast is produced by Southern Skies Media on behalf of PKN Packaging News, owned and published by Yaffa Media. The views of the people featured on this podcast do not necessarily represent the views of PKN Packaging News, Yaffa Media, or the guest’s employer. The contents are copyright by Yaffa Media. If you wish to use any of this podcast’s audio, please contact PKN Packaging News via their website www.packagingnews.com.au or send an email to editor@packagingnews.com.au. MC: Grant McHerron Host: Lindy Hughson Editor: Domenic Pernasilici Producer: Steve Visscher PKN Packaging News - © 2021
33:29 11/30/2021
How soft plastics can come full circle, with REDcycle's Liz Kasell
Episode Title: How soft plastics can come full circle, with REDcycle’s Liz Kasell. Show Notes: In this episode, Lindy Hughson, managing editor & publisher of PKN Packaging News, talks with Liz Kasell, the CEO and founder of REDcycle, a Melbourne-based consulting and recycling organisation that has over the last ten years developed and implemented recovery initiatives for post-consumer soft plastic across Australia with over 1900 collection points, mostly in Coles and Woolworths supermarkets. At the time of recording, REDcycle has just announced its merger with advanced recycling pioneer iQ Renew, and here Liz outlines the terms of the merger and how this will add impetus to both companies’ efforts to help industry achieve Australia’s 2025 National Packaging Target for soft plastics recycling. Through this powerful collaboration, REDcycle hopes to accelerate and leverage the key competencies of both organisations to achieve better outcomes than what is possible in isolation. Liz talks about the need for robust and resilient pull-through of recycled content products throughout the value chain to create a successful circular economy. She urges all stakeholders to play their part by going out of their way to search for and buy recycled content products, so driving end-market demand. Liz also talks about how this switch in industry behaviour would be beneficial to the overall Australian economy as more jobs are created and more manufacturing is stimulated with less dependence on exported materials. We wrap the episode up with Liz’s plans for REDcycle and her expectations for the company in the next ten years. Liz hopes to expand her collaboration with organisations to include more Australian citizens who could become a crucial part of the end market journey by making material circularity a reality. ------------------------------ The PKN Podcast is produced by Southern Skies Media on behalf of PKN Packaging News, owned and published by Yaffa Media. The views of the people featured on this podcast do not necessarily represent the views of PKN Packaging News, Yaffa Media, or the guest’s employer. The contents are copyright by Yaffa Media. If you wish to use any of this podcast’s audio, please contact PKN Packaging News via their website www.packagingnews.com.au or send an email to editor@packagingnews.com.au. MC: Grant McHerron Host: Lindy Hughson Producer: Steve Visscher PKN Packaging News - © 2021
24:07 11/23/2021
The rise of smart packaging and its associated benefits for brands and the wider supply chain, with Andrew Manly from AIPIA
In this episode, Lindy Hughson, managing editor & publisher of PKN Packaging News, talks with Andrew Manly, Communications Director of the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) on the digitisation of packaging We commence with Andrew providing an overview of AIPIA's formation and history before discussing the multiple formats of intelligent, or smart, packaging, including RFID, NFC, printed antennas and digital devices plus even improved QR codes. Andrew highlights the various sophisticated and ubiquitous technologies along with the emergence of consortia and collaboration amongst companies providing the many components required to implement and support smart packaging. The conversation covers the reductions in pricing and increases in capabilities being experienced as the smart packaging technologies develop and the improvement in consumer engagement they provide. Andrew notes the need for a strategic focus on delivering smart packaging and the adoption of a holistic approach to identify opportunities for consumer education about the benefits being offered. We review a number of examples of smart packaging campaigns, the advanced level of Australian projects, the need to further reduce the price of smart packaging and how digitisation of packaging is facilitating the use of QR codes. The episode wraps with a discussion of the AIPIA congress being held on-line on 16th November and Andrew's views on integrating smart packaging within production lines and sustainable smart packaging. You can access the AIPIA website via: http://www.aipia.info/ (www.aipia.info) and the Program Smart Packaging Online Congress agenda via: https://www.aipia.info/congress-exhibition-program.php (www.aipia.info/congress-exhibition-program.php) ------------------------------ The PKN Podcast is produced by Southern Skies Media on behalf of PKN Packaging News, owned and published by Yaffa Media. The views of the people featured on this podcast do not necessarily represent the views of PKN Packaging News, Yaffa Media, or the guest’s employer. The contents are copyright by Yaffa Media. If you wish to use any of this podcast’s audio, please contact PKN Packaging News via their website www.packagingnews.com.au or send an email to editor@packagingnews.com.au. MC: Grant McHerron Host: Lindy Hughson Editor: Chris Visscher Producer: Steve Visscher PKN Packaging News - © 2021
30:43 11/02/2021
The way we communicate about plastic waste can influence consumer behaviour change, with Dr Kim Borg
In this episode, Lindy Hughson, managing editor & publisher of PKN Packaging News, talks with Dr Kim Borg from the Monash Sustainable Development Institute’s research enterprise Behaviour Works Australia, about the recent research into the impact of tailored messaging on consumers' approach to single-use plastics. The research study was led by Dr Borg, along with colleagues Professor Jo Lindsay and Dr Jim Curtis and was conducted among 1,001 Victorian adults to determine how media content about plastic could influence perceptions, intentions and behaviours of two groups — ‘plastic users’ and ‘plastic avoiders’. This in-depth interview not only aims at finding out the why and how behind the research but also discusses the intriguing results. Dr Borg explains the process of ensuring the results would be conclusive, including deducing different types of consumers and assessing various communication tactics on them. The conversation turns to considering the effect that COVID-19 has had in reversing the trend to reusable packaging, due to the increased use of single-use plastic products for takeaway products driven by the hygiene-first ideology. We wrap the episode with recommendations for environmental communicators on messaging against unnecessary and problematic (difficult to recycle) single-use plastics and introducing positive change for society. The research findings have been published in the paper Targeted Change: Using Behavioral Segmentation to Identify and Understand Plastic Consumers and How They Respond to Media Communications in the journal Environmental Communication which can be found at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17524032.2021.1956558 (www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17524032.2021.1956558) ------------------------------ The PKN Podcast is produced by Southern Skies Media on behalf of PKN Packaging News, owned and published by Yaffa Media. The views of the people featured on this podcast do not necessarily represent the views of PKN Packaging News, Yaffa Media, or the guest’s employer. The contents are copyright by Yaffa Media. If you wish to use any of this podcast’s audio, please contact PKN Packaging News via their website www.packagingnews.com.au or send an email to editor@packagingnews.com.au. MC: Grant McHerron Host: Lindy Hughson Editor: Chris Visscher Producer: Steve Visscher PKN Packaging News - © 2021
30:02 10/26/2021
Reducing waste and improving performance through a transition to linerless labels, with Sam Aloschi and Michael Dossor
In this episode, Lindy Hughson, managing editor & publisher of PKN Packaging News, talks with Sam Aloschi, managing director Asia Pacific at Ravenwood Packaging, and Michael Dossor, group general manager at Result Group, about the expanding role of linerless labels in reducing packaging waste. We start the episode with some background on both companies, their partnership and the variety of labels available to Australian packaging companies to suit a broad range of products and conditions. The discussion then moves on to Ravenwood's solid footprint in the protein sector and vacuum sealed packaging along with its next big growth areas, like fresh food packaging. Sam and Michael talk about opportunities for growth of linerless labels including new sectors and formats along with increased use on fibre and boards, not just with plastic packaging. This leads to benefits such as capital savings and increased flexibility, along with the dramatic increase in sustainability through reduction of waste. Sam also talks about Ravenwood's Circle of Linerless approach which provides a one-stop shop for customers from evaluation through to purchase, installation, use of sustainable materials and their performance guarantee. The discussion acknowledges that linerless labels are not the solution for every need but is continuously expanding the sectors it can support. We wrap the episode by looking at the barriers to conversion, the versatility of linerless systems and that this is a tried and tested technology offering improved sustainability and risk-free implementation. ------------------------------ The PKN Podcast is produced by Southern Skies Media on behalf of PKN Packaging News, owned and published by Yaffa Media. The views of the people featured on this podcast do not necessarily represent the views of PKN Packaging News, Yaffa Media, or the guest’s employer. The contents are copyright by Yaffa Media. If you wish to use any of this podcast’s audio, please contact PKN Packaging News via their website www.packagingnews.com.au or send an email to editor@packagingnews.com.au. MC: Grant McHerron Host: Lindy Hughson Producer: Steve Visscher PKN Packaging News - © 2021
29:00 10/19/2021
Increasing packaging supply chain agility using Industry 4.0 and RFID technology, with Arnaud Gay and Praveen Kannan
In this episode, Lindy Hughson, managing editor & publisher of PKN Packaging News, talks with Arnaud Gay, head of marketing and systems solutions at Thomas Warburton, and Praveen Kannan, market project manager at SICK Australia, about Industry 4.0, RFID technology the benefits they can bring to the packaging supply chain. We start the episode with an overview of the two companies and the establishment of their partnership to bring smart factory technology to the packaging supply chain. Their new Inventory Management System uses Industry 4.0 and RFID technologies to automate and secure the Kanban lean manufacturing process. The conversation covers the improvements offered through improved tracking of assets, easier inventory management and increased efficiencies. These improvements, in turn, increase an organisation's agility and its ability to meet ever changing customer demands. Arnaud and Praveen note that the companies investing in Industry 4.0 technologies are better positioned to adapt to supply chain disruptions and that, with over a decade of these technologies being deployed, Industry 4.0 represents a proven and sustainable way forward. We wrap the episode with the observation that an investment in these technologies by manufacturing companies will far outweigh the costs they will incur if they cannot evolve with the changing business environment. ------------------------------ The PKN Podcast is produced by Southern Skies Media on behalf of PKN Packaging News, owned and published by Yaffa Media. The views of the people featured on this podcast do not necessarily represent the views of PKN Packaging News, Yaffa Media, or the guest’s employer. The contents are copyright by Yaffa Media. If you wish to use any of this podcast’s audio, please contact PKN Packaging News via their website www.packagingnews.com.au or send an email to editor@packagingnews.com.au. MC: Grant McHerron Host: Lindy Hughson Editor: Chris Visscher Producer: Steve Visscher PKN Packaging News - © 2021
17:19 10/12/2021
Planet Ark's work towards implementing a circular economy in Australia, with Dr Nicole Garofano
In this episode, Lindy Hughson, managing editor & publisher of PKN Packaging News, talks with Dr Nicole Garofano, head of circular economy development at Planet Ark, about her career, Planet Ark's involvement in Australia's circular economy and more. Nicole starts by talking about her career to date which has included working in Barbados to establish the annual Clean Up Barbados initiative, a green business program and a community recycling initiative, which led to her interest in packaging. Her interest then developed into a PhD study in plastic packaging in island developing states and the issues encountered replicating the Barbados model to the Pacific islands. The discussion moves on to Planet Ark's circular economy initiatives, including their product stewardships, community awareness programs and the creation of the Australian Circular Economy Hub to provide a knowledge base to help Australian companies with their transitions. Nicole discusses the ACE Hub's progress in its first year, its structure and its outputs to date, including a Collaboration Portal that will soon be released to the general public as well as businesses. We review the activity in Australia to align with the circular economy's core principles and the government policies that can facilitate increased involvement in the circular economy. This includes Planet Ark's involvement with the Australasian Recycling Label project by providing community education and the development of a coffee capsule product stewardship scheme for all coffee capsules available on the domestic market. We wrap the episode with Nicole's representation of the AIP on the ANZPAC Plastics Pact collection action group and her views on the work ahead to achieve a circular economy in Australia. You can find out more about the ACE Hub and Planet Ark at their websites: acehub.org.au planetark.org ------------------------------ The PKN Podcast is produced by Southern Skies Media on behalf of PKN Packaging News, owned and published by Yaffa Media. The views of the people featured on this podcast do not necessarily represent the views of PKN Packaging News, Yaffa Media, or the guest’s employer. The contents are copyright by Yaffa Media. If you wish to use any of this podcast’s audio, please contact PKN Packaging News via their website www.packagingnews.com.au or send an email to editor@packagingnews.com.au. MC: Grant McHerron Host: Lindy Hughson Producer: Steve Visscher PKN Packaging News - © 2021
30:23 10/05/2021
The plug is now in the tub! Challenges and opportunities in plastics now the government has banned export of unprocessed plastics, with Helen Millicer
In this episode, Lindy Hughson, managing editor & publisher of PKN Packaging News, talks with Helen Millicer, director at One Planet Consulting and a Churchill Fellow, on the fundamental changes required in Australia to meet the 2025 plastics packaging targets. The discussion starts with the major challenges associated with litter polluting our oceans and importance of increasing reuse and recycling of plastics within Australia following the Australian government's world-first ban on exporting unprocessed plastics to other countries. A comparison is made with Europe where even the worst performing EU country is recycling plastic at levels far ahead of Australia. Helen describes key changes introduced by Victoria in kerbside collection and plastic bags, celebrates the national actions to clean up plastics by removing single use disposable items, and calls for more collective and collaborative ventures for reusable packaging, and price incentives for recyclable packaging and costs for non-recyclables. New ways of thinking about packaging are required to increase return and reuse while government mandates will help to create incentives for reuse and recycled content. The episode notes that Australia is one of few countries in the world blessed with the full plastics production supply chain on-shore which provides us a unique capacity for a more circular economy for plastics. Significant investment from government and private sources is increasing reprocessing facilities in Australia, but game changing initiatives are required in reuse, collection and reprocessing at scale or Australia will not meet its 2025 packaging targets. We wrap up with a look at Helen's new work with the federal government, and the importance of collaboration, strategies, targets and financial incentives to bring about the changes required to increase reuse, repair and recycling across all product lines, not just plastics. ------------------------------ The PKN Podcast is produced by Southern Skies Media on behalf of PKN Packaging News, owned and published by Yaffa Media. The views of the people featured on this podcast do not necessarily represent the views of PKN Packaging News, Yaffa Media, or the guest’s employer. The contents are copyright by Yaffa Media. If you wish to use any of this podcast’s audio, please contact PKN Packaging News via their website www.packagingnews.com.au or send an email to editor@packagingnews.com.au. MC: Grant McHerron Host: Lindy Hughson Producer: Steve Visscher PKN Packaging News - © 2021
34:41 09/28/2021
Industry collaboration and efforts to implement the circular economy, with Sanjay Dayal of Pact Group
In this episode, Lindy Hughson, managing editor & publisher of PKN Packaging News, talks with Sanjay Dayal, CEO of Pact Group, on Pact's role in industry collaborations and its alignment with the circular economy. We start the episode with a discussion on Pact's ability to lead the circular economy and its work across the value chain to produce and use recycled materials along with producing reusable products. This leads to Pact's role in instigating cross-industry collaborations, many with organisations that compete with each other, to increase the levels of recycling being performed within Australia and New Zealand. Sanjay also covers Pact's market research on consumer willingness to support sustainability and recycling, including moving to a four bin system for recycling. This progresses to a discussion on government's role in implementing the circular economy, lessons learned from foreign initiatives and the benefits being realised through government purchasing policies and mandates. Finally, we review the impact of COVID on Pact's operations and the changes Sanjay has implemented in Pact to drive improvements over all. We wrap with Sanjay stating the importance of getting involved in the circular economy to help meet Australia's 2025 National Packaging Targets. You can learn more about Pact Group's steps towards the circular economy at their award-winning website: pactgroup.com ------------------------------ The PKN Podcast is produced by Southern Skies Media on behalf of PKN Packaging News, owned and published by Yaffa Media. The views of the people featured on this podcast do not necessarily represent the views of PKN Packaging News, Yaffa Media, or the guest’s employer. The contents are copyright by Yaffa Media. If you wish to use any of this podcast’s audio, please contact PKN Packaging News via their website www.packagingnews.com.au or send an email to editor@packagingnews.com.au. MC: Grant McHerron Host: Lindy Hughson Producer: Steve Visscher PKN Packaging News - © 2021
34:20 09/21/2021
Reducing single use plastic waste and funding removal of ocean plastic, with Mike Smith of Zero Co
In this episode, Lindy Hughson, managing editor & publisher of PKN Packaging News, talks with Mike Smith, founder of Zero Co (www.zeroco.com.au), about reducing single use plastic in the home and removing plastic from the oceans. We start the episode with Mike discussing the inspiration behind Zero Co following his encounters with plastic waste while travelling in remote areas of the planet, leading him to research possible solutions and start a company to help address the problem. He then talks about how the company was started, the three steps required to address the issue of plastic waste and how addressing the problem is core to the organisation's existence. This leads us to Zero Co's business model that directly funds removal of plastics from the ocean for recycling to produce their products which do not add to the single use plastic problem as they are all reusable & recyclable. Mike acknowledges that it was maybe somewhat overly ambitious to try four things that have never been done before in the one start-up but they have managed to make it work in the end. Mike talks to us about growth of the company from one of the most successful Australian Kickstarter campaigns to date through to currently having almost 40,000 clients, the level of single use plastic reduction Zero Co is contributing to and the launch of their new personal care products through a pre-order campaign. He also acknowledges the advantages of being eCommerce based given both COVID and the increased prevalence of online shopping, along with the benefits of being closer to their customers. We wrap the episode by reviewing how Mike's experience gained with his previous two start-ups have helped him with Zero Co, the complexity of starting such an innovative operation during COVID and handling growth. He also gives advice to new startups in the sustainability space and notes the importance of collaboration to solve the problems of recycling & reduction. For more information about Zero Co and their products, please visit their website: www.zeroco.com.au This episode has been brought to you by Bonfiglioli. For more information, visit www.bonfiglioli.com/australia/en ------------------------------ The PKN Podcast is produced by Southern Skies Media on behalf of PKN Packaging News, owned and published by Yaffa Media. The views of the people featured on this podcast do not necessarily represent the views of PKN Packaging News, Yaffa Media, or the guest’s employer. The contents are copyright by Yaffa Media. If you wish to use any of this podcast’s audio, please contact PKN Packaging News via their website www.packagingnews.com.au or send an email to editor@packagingnews.com.au. MC: Grant McHerron Host: Lindy Hughson Editor: Chris Visscher Producer: Steve Visscher PKN Packaging News - © 2021
30:15 09/14/2021
Vendor consortiums facilitating progress towards Industry 4.0, with Open IIoT
In this episode, Lindy Hughson, managing editor & publisher of PKN Packaging News, hosts a panel with representatives from five of the member companies in the Open IIoT consortium to discuss bringing the Industrial Internet of Things to Australian manufacturing and production processes as part of the transition to Industry 4.0. The panellists for this discussion are Jim Wallace, sales manager Australian & New Zealand at Balluff, Harry Mulder, principal control engineer at Beckhoff, Wade Leslie, sales manager Australia & New Zealand at Kuka, Max Jarmatz, managing director Oceania at NORD Drivesystems and Jozef Ceh, global accounts manager and digital business development manager at SMC Corporation. The episode begins with the panellists introducing themselves and describing their company's contribution to the consortium and areas of expertise. We then move on to a discussion on the most common barriers to adoption amongst clients despite many acknowledging that they must improve operations to survive. With Australia lagging on uptake of IIoT and Industry 4.0, especially compared to Europe, it is important to implement initial solutions that value add within existing processes, demonstrate benefits and then expand to the rest of the plant. The panellists acknowledge the importance of big data and its integral role in supporting statistical analysis through data mining, often with artificial intelligence systems helping to identify opportunities for efficiency improvements, preventative maintenance and reduction in supply chain delays. The episode wraps with a look at the opportunities provided through responding to COVID restrictions, the importance of open communications to avoid proprietary lock-in and the panellists' views on the future for Australian manufacturing. ------------------------------ The PKN Podcast is produced by Southern Skies Media on behalf of PKN Packaging News, owned and published by Yaffa Media. The views of the people featured on this podcast do not necessarily represent the views of PKN Packaging News, Yaffa Media, or the guest’s employer. The contents are copyright by Yaffa Media. If you wish to use any of this podcast’s audio, please contact PKN Packaging News via their website www.packagingnews.com.au or send an email to editor@packagingnews.com.au. MC: Grant McHerron Host: Lindy Hughson Producer: Steve Visscher PKN Packaging News - © 2021
44:41 09/06/2021
Giving label waste a new life, with Dr Carol Kilcullen-Lawrence and Petrina Bint
In this episode, Lindy Hughson, managing editor & publisher of PKN Packaging News, talks to Dr Carol Kilcullen-Lawrence, sustainability consultant with UPM Raflatac, and Petrina Bint, general manager labels at Wedderburn, regarding recycling label liners through the innovative RafCycle. The episode commences with a review of Carol's work with UPM Raflatac, Wedderburn's business and Petrina's work with them. Carol then identifies the different types of waste encountered along the label lifecycle while Petrina talks about the level of label waste that Wedderburn and their customers are dealing with. We then move on to reviewing RafCycle and how it works to allow the recycling of label backing paper, including the conversion of label waste into pulp that is then recycled for use as magazine paper. This, in turn, allows the resulting paper to be processed through standard recycling systems multiple times in its life. Petrina talks about Wedderburn's experience with RafCycle, having engaged with the process towards the end of 2018, their expansion of the process into New Zealand and the amount of waste that has been diverted from landfill. She also notes how customers are provided full traceability of their provided waste product through the recycling and how this has become a major sales feature for Wedderburn. Carol notes RafCycle's use with other customers in Australia and New Zealand, its support for the circular economy and how sending containers to Germany for processing can provide a net carbon reduction compared to sending the waste to landfill. We wrap the episode with the observation that labels are here to stay due to their versatility, range of applications and packaging recycling requirements. RafCycle is another step towards the circular economy and every step counts. You can learn more about UPM Raflatac and Wedderburn at their websites: www.upmraflatac.com/ and www.wedderburn.com.au/ ------------------------------ The PKN Podcast is produced by Southern Skies Media on behalf of PKN Packaging News, owned and published by Yaffa Media. The views of the people featured on this podcast do not necessarily represent the views of PKN Packaging News, Yaffa Media, or the guest’s employer. The contents are copyright by Yaffa Media. If you wish to use any of this podcast’s audio, please contact PKN Packaging News via their website www.packagingnews.com.au or send an email to editor@packagingnews.com.au. MC: Grant McHerron Host: Lindy Hughson Editor: Chris Visscher Producer: Steve Visscher PKN Packaging News - © 2021
19:29 08/31/2021
An Ode to Packaging, with Lindy Hughson
In this episode, Lindy Hughson, managing editor & publisher of PKN Packaging News, presents An Ode to Packaging. The full text of this poem can be found on the Packaging News website at: www.packagingnews.com.au/video-and-podcasts/podcast/the-pkn-podcast-ep-36-an-ode-to-packaging ------------------------------ The PKN Podcast is produced by Southern Skies Media on behalf of PKN Packaging News, owned and published by Yaffa Media. The views of the people featured on this podcast do not necessarily represent the views of PKN Packaging News, Yaffa Media, or the guest’s employer. The contents are copyright by Yaffa Media. If you wish to use any of this podcast’s audio, please contact PKN Packaging News via their website www.packagingnews.com.au or send an email to editor@packagingnews.com.au. MC: Grant McHerron Host: Lindy Hughson Producer: Steve Visscher PKN Packaging News - © 2021
06:08 08/24/2021
Carbon neutral shipping and ecologically friendly packaging, with Eva Ross of Sendle
In this episode, Lindy Hughson, managing editor & publisher of PKN Packaging News, talks to Eva Ross, chief marketing and customer officer at Sendle, Australia's first 100% carbon neutral shipping carrier. The discussion starts with Eva telling us about Sendle's formation and development along with her role in the company. We then move on to the impact of COVID on eCommerce, the incredible increases in shipping volume and customers supporting local businesses when buying online. Eva and Lindy review the issues associated with the increase in shipping which include the large volumes of packaging and difficulties encountered in trying to recycle once a delivery has arrived. They then discuss the importance of offering reused recyclable materials to provide alternative ecologically friendly packaging. Eva describes how Sendle's carbon neutral shipping process works, including dispatch efficiency and offsetting. She also steps through Sendle's partnerships with companies that supply them with 100% compostable packaging. We wrap the episode with Sendle's recent and successful challenge to Australia Post to also become a carbon neutral shipper. Eva also tells us how Sendle works with its clients to help promote the use of carbon neutral shipping and eco-friendly packaging to their customers. ------------------------------ The PKN Podcast is produced by Southern Skies Media on behalf of PKN Packaging News, owned and published by Yaffa Media. The views of the people featured on this podcast do not necessarily represent the views of PKN Packaging News, Yaffa Media, or the guest’s employer. The contents are copyright by Yaffa Media. If you wish to use any of this podcast’s audio, please contact PKN Packaging News via their website www.packagingnews.com.au or send an email to editor@packagingnews.com.au. MC: Grant McHerron Host: Lindy Hughson Producer: Steve Visscher PKN Packaging News - © 2021
21:06 08/17/2021
Sustainable Impact: Eliminating extreme poverty by harnessing the profits from global consumerism, with Daniel Flynn from Thankyou
In this episode, Lindy Hughson, managing editor & publisher of PKN Packaging News, and Daniel Flynn, the co-founder and managing director of Thankyou, discuss the company's vision for reducing extreme poverty globally. The discussion starts with Daniel reviewing the formation and development of Thankyou and its transition from bottled water to food and personal care products. Daniel also describes dealing with the highly competitive incumbent players they encountered when entering the baby care market. We also review the decisions that lead to exiting the food business and the potential for a return to the water market using recycled PET bottles. We then move on to Thankyou's certification as a carbon neutral organisation, the difficulty in tracing its supply lines and the business goals that drive operations. This leads to a discussion on the issues encountered trying to scale Thankyou's original model to meet the vision, resulting in the "No Small Plan" campaign. The episode wraps with a review of lessons learned to date with the campaign, the gap between what consumers say they want compared with what they actually do, and the acknowledgement that creating change is not easy but it matters. This episode has been brought to you by SMC. For more information, please visit their website on: www.smcanz.com ------------------------------ The PKN Podcast is produced by Southern Skies Media on behalf of PKN Packaging News, owned and published by Yaffa Media. The views of the people featured on this podcast do not necessarily represent the views of PKN Packaging News, Yaffa Media, or the guest’s employer. The contents are copyright by Yaffa Media. If you wish to use any of this podcast’s audio, please contact PKN Packaging News via their website www.packagingnews.com.au or send an email to editor@packagingnews.com.au. MC: Grant McHerron Host: Lindy Hughson Editor: Chris Visscher Producer: Steve Visscher PKN Packaging News - © 2021
33:15 08/10/2021
Women in packaging making their mark, with Nadia Taylor, co-founder and director of tna Solutions
In this episode, Lindy Hughson, managing editor & publisher of PKN Packaging News, and Nadia Taylor, co-founder and director of tna Solutions, and patron of the 2021 PKN Women in Packaging forum, talk about diversity in the workplace and the benefits it brings. The discussion starts with the story behind tna Solutions' formation, its pioneering of packaging technology and overcoming early obstacles. Nadia, an emigrant to Australia, confirms that respect for different cultures and equality of people has been a key part of the organisation's operation since the beginning, including maternity policies and pay scales based on the role being performed regardless of gender, heritage, race or religion. We then move on to discuss the importance of mentors and inspirational role models, along with the concept of reverse mentorship where new skills can be learned from the young. This leads to a review of steps companies can take to support equality, including identification of biases and how to address them. We wrap up with a discussion of how tna Solutions is supporting young women in STEM to develop more female engineers and the charity efforts of the Nadia and Alf Taylor foundation which is helping young people in disadvantaged communities, especially young girls, through education, health care and social enterprise. ------------------------------ The PKN Podcast is produced by Southern Skies Media on behalf of PKN Packaging News, owned and published by Yaffa Media. The views of the people featured on this podcast do not necessarily represent the views of PKN Packaging News, Yaffa Media, or the guest’s employer. The contents are copyright by Yaffa Media. If you wish to use any of this podcast’s audio, please contact PKN Packaging News via their website www.packagingnews.com.au or send an email to editor@packagingnews.com.au. MC: Grant McHerron Host: Lindy Hughson Editor: Chris Visscher Producer: Steve Visscher PKN Packaging News - © 2021
28:25 08/03/2021
Transition to Industry 4.0 now to increase productivity and decrease costs, with John Broadbent, director of RealisePotential
In this episode, Lindy Hughson, managing editor & publisher of PKN Packaging News, and John Broadbent, director of RealisePotential, discuss the what, why and how of Industry 4.0. The discussion starts with a review of the three previous revolutions in the industrial world and an overview of the fourth that's currently in progress through the introduction of computerisation and connectivity. The integration of systems, storage and data analysis are helping to refine production and better target operational improvements. John notes the three main factors that are maturing and converging to help drive Industry 4.0 and also steps through the issues that are preventing Australian manufacturers from engaging with it. This leads to a discussion of the results being achieved by members of the World Economic Forum's Global Lighthouse Network and reports by Deloitte demonstrating increases in productivity and reductions in energy consumption. Thanks to the benefits being achieved by Industry 4.0, the gap between those adopting this approach and those who haven't is widening at a rapid pace. John steps us through the four stages of operational maturity achieved with Industry 4.0 and the questions organisations should be asking to help them assess their readiness. We wrap with a discussion of leveraging existing technologies to transform in stages and the resources available to assist organisations plan their transition. This episode has been brought to you by Bonfiglioli. For more information, visit www.bonfiglioli.com/australia/en ------------------------------ The PKN Podcast is produced by Southern Skies Media on behalf of PKN Packaging News, owned and published by Yaffa Media. The views of the people featured on this podcast do not necessarily represent the views of PKN Packaging News, Yaffa Media, or the guest’s employer. The contents are copyright by Yaffa Media. If you wish to use any of this podcast’s audio, please contact PKN Packaging News via their website www.packagingnews.com.au or send an email to editor@packagingnews.com.au. MC: Grant McHerron Host: Lindy Hughson Producer: Steve Visscher PKN Packaging News - © 2021
28:17 07/27/2021
Leveraging the label: Creating engaging packaging in premium beverage market, with Chris Jackson of Ball & Doggett and Matt Bowman of Interweave Group
In this episode, Lindy Hughson, managing editor & publisher of PKN Packaging News, Chris Jackson, self-adhesive national manager at Ball & Doggett and Matt Bowman, production manager at Interweave Group, discuss how packaging labels in the premium beverages sector are a platform for consumer engagement and telling the brand story, including its sustainable positioning. The discussion starts with a brief background on Chris and Matt’s career and the partnership between the two companies, and then very quickly moves into consumer trends in the premium beverages market. This includes the impact of COVID-19 on buying behaviour, the trend towards premium products and the associated importance of a well-designed label that delivers an emotional impact for the consumer. Chris and Matt review some of the new products available to enhance not only the visual impact of the pack on shelf, but also how a product feels when held, the use of new label materials that go well beyond paper, and aspects such as back lamination, opacity and translucency that can bring packaging to life on shelf . They acknowledge the explosion in variety of label artwork can create a visual overload for consumers, particularly in booming categories like craft beer, and discuss how labelling has gone beyond design elements like font and colours. This leads to a discussion about Four Pillars gin packaging along with the creation of labels for short run, limited edition products. The episode rounds out by covering the increased demand from brand managers and consumers for sustainable packaging which has led to an increased use of paper and board along with environmentally friendly inks. Matt says sustainability is topping the design agenda for brands, and Chris highlights some of the new, sustainable products his company is providing. We wrap up on the importance for brands of making an impact with the right choices in packaging design. ------------------------------ The PKN Podcast is produced by Southern Skies Media on behalf of PKN Packaging News, owned and published by Yaffa Media. The views of the people featured on this podcast do not necessarily represent the views of PKN Packaging News, Yaffa Media, or the guest’s employer. The contents are copyright by Yaffa Media. If you wish to use any of this podcast’s audio, please contact PKN Packaging News via their website www.packagingnews.com.au or send an email to editor@packagingnews.com.au. MC: Grant McHerron Host: Lindy Hughson Editor: Chris Visscher Producer: Steve Visscher PKN Packaging News - © 2021
27:51 07/20/2021
Technology talks: Exploring the eco and safety benefits of PaktoEarth and SafetoShare for packaging, with Anthony Harrison, CEO and founder of Twelve8 Technology
In this episode, Lindy Hughson, Managing Editor & Publisher of PKN Packaging News, and Anthony Harrison, CEO and Founder of Twelve8 Technology, cover the company's ground-breaking technologies "PaktoEarth" and "SafetoShare". The conversation starts with Anthony's career development, his love of being an entrepreneur, how that passion motivates him and his focus on helping not for profit businesses. This leads to a discussion of Twelve8 Technology's formation to help both people and the environment along with its focus on integrity and ensuring its products produce proven results, and that its claims are verified. Anthony describes the PaktoEarth plastic additive technology and explains how it presents a compelling interim solution to dealing with “escaped plastic” that ends up in landfill, as it enables a full degradation process within two years. Anthony explains that the SafetoShare product is an easy-to-apply resin coating for fibre-based packaging (cartonboard and corrugated) that repels 99.9 per cent of bacteria and viruses. The discussion for both products covers target markets, take-up globally and roadblocks in Australia with a focus on cost effectiveness, benefits for potential clients, and international sales growth. The episode wraps with a review of the various awards that SafetoShare has won, its Food Safe approval and the product variants available in addition to the product's benefits during the current Coronavirus pandemic. ------------------------------ The PKN Podcast is produced by Southern Skies Media on behalf of PKN Packaging News, owned and published by Yaffa Media. The views of the people featured on this podcast do not necessarily represent the views of PKN Packaging News, Yaffa Media, or the guest’s employer. The contents are copyright by Yaffa Media. If you wish to use any of this podcast’s audio, please contact PKN Packaging News via their website www.packagingnews.com.au or send an email to editor@packagingnews.com.au. MC: Grant McHerron Host: Lindy Hughson Editor: Chris Visscher Producer: Steve Visscher PKN Packaging News - © 2021
31:22 07/13/2021
PREP-aration for change: The role of the PREP tool in assessing packaging recyclability and its support of the Australasian Recycling Label, with Anthony Peyton, co-founder and director of PREP Design
In this episode, Lindy Hughson, Managing Editor & Publisher of PKN Packaging News, and Anthony Peyton, co-founder and director of PREP Design, discuss the PREP tool, its use in the industry and how it supports the Australasian Recycling Label (ARL). We start the discussion with a look at the PREP online tool which assists packaging designers determine whether a component of their packaging can be recycled. Available to all APCO members, the PREP tool has assessed over 90,000 packaging items which represent approximately 60,000 products. The tool has become an industry standard with support from industry and retailers, all of which have helped drive its adoption by designers. We also discuss how PREP and the ARL are helping Australia respond to bans on the export of waste along with observations about further improving the adoption of PREP by designers. This leads to a review of APCO's support for the PREP tool, the efforts of its technical advisory committee providing support for the ARL, and the testing being performed to improve the PREP tool's simulations. The episode wraps with a look at the education and training available via the Australian Institute of Packaging for the PREP tool and the ARL along with a view to their future directions. ------------------------------ The PKN Podcast is produced by Southern Skies Media on behalf of PKN Packaging News, owned and published by Yaffa Media. The views of the people featured on this podcast do not necessarily represent the views of PKN Packaging News, Yaffa Media, or the guest’s employer. The contents are copyright by Yaffa Media. If you wish to use any of this podcast’s audio, please contact PKN Packaging News via their website www.packagingnews.com.au or send an email to editor@packagingnews.com.au. MC: Grant McHerron Host: Lindy Hughson Editor: Chris Visscher Producer: Steve Visscher PKN Packaging News - © 2021
23:45 07/06/2021