47 episodes

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.

PKN Packaging News: The Podcast Yaffa Media

    • News
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

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.

    How soft plastics can come full circle, with REDcycle's Liz Kasell

    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 min
    The rise of smart packaging and its associated benefits for brands and the wider supply chain, with Andrew Manly from AIPIA

    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: www.aipia.info and the Program Smart Packaging Online Congress agenda via: 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 min
    The way we communicate about plastic waste can influence consumer behaviour change, with Dr Kim Borg

    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: 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 min
    Reducing waste and improving performance through a transition to linerless labels, with Sam Aloschi and Michael Dossor

    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

    • 28 min
    Increasing packaging supply chain agility using Industry 4.0 and RFID technology, with Arnaud Gay and Praveen Kannan

    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 min
    Planet Ark's work towards implementing a circular economy in Australia, with Dr Nicole Garofano

    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 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Top Podcasts In News