Sustainability

Plastic Hate & The Media

We’re at a place in time where people are more inquisitive than ever in regards to where products come from, what they are made of, and what happens to them after they’ve fulfilled their purpose. In many places around the world, we see people paying more and more attention to these questions and their answers, with many wanting to make informed decisions in order to contribute positively and ethically in the modern world. When people obtain their information from the popular media, it can cause a great issue. These outlets over-sensationalise information and don’t always provide a whole view, but instead aim to elicit strong responses from their audience- often biased towards the negative.

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CHINA FISHERIES & SEAFOOD EXPO 2019

The China Seafood Expo in Qingdao has been a regular stop on the O F Packaging trade show calendar for the past five years, as the largest seafood show in the world visited by thousands of people every year.

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Educate Yourself on Packaging and Sustainability.

There is a lot of’ loose talk’ about sustainable packaging in current months. While the shift in focus to our waste crisis and the impact we have on our environment is leading us in a better direction, we have to be careful of the immense ‘Greenwashing’ that is going on in the industry, as this actually hinders our ability to move forward and create legitimate long-term solutions.

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The FAQ’s of Sustainable and ‘Eco-Friendly’ Packaging: Biodegradable and Compostable Packaging

What’s the difference?

Biodegradable is a loose term that has no defined time period for materials to break down, nor a defined quantity of materials left behind at the end of the degradation process. Compostable materials, however, have a defined time in which they must break down in order to be classed as compostable, and cannot leave behind more than a tiny percentage of material. The speed of bio-degradation depends on a range of factors including the original material and whether it ends up in an industrial composting facility, a backyard compost bin, or in the environment

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Fine Food 2019- The Packaging Peepshow Returned!

Our team would like to thank everyone who visited our booth during Fine Food 2019 in Sydney, and took the time to view both our general packaging offering and our amazing Packaging Peepshow innovation booth- it was a huge hit!

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NATURALLY GOOD 2019- SYDNEY

Sustainability was the focus of the Naturally Good Expo 2019, and with good reason. Thousands of buyers, distributors, suppliers and brand owners flocked to Sydney’s ICC at the beginning of June to view a range of products and services that focused on improving the well-being of both humans and the planet itself.

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AUSPACK 2019 – INNOVATION INTRIGUE!

After a big week at Auspack 2019, the team at O F Packaging are blown away at the level of interest in our product offering, with a distinct attraction of brand owners to our sustainability wall. Our collaboration with Brookfarm on our first printed, fully recyclable single-polymer pouch was a hit with booth visitors. Accompanied by unprinted recyclable pouches from The Pouch Shop,and compostable film & bread clip samples from Inno Bagclosures, we provided a fully-rounded sustainable solutions display which provided a platform for discussions on the future of packaging and sustainability.

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Plastic Hate & The Media

We’re at a place in time where people are more inquisitive than ever in regards to where products come from, what they are made of, and what happens to them after they’ve fulfilled their purpose. In many places around the world, we see people paying more and more attention to these questions and their answers, with many wanting to make informed decisions in order to contribute positively and ethically in the modern world. When people obtain their information from the popular media, it can cause a great issue. These outlets over-sensationalise information and don’t always provide a whole view, but instead aim to elicit strong responses from their audience- often biased towards the negative.

Read More

CHINA FISHERIES & SEAFOOD EXPO 2019

The China Seafood Expo in Qingdao has been a regular stop on the O F Packaging trade show calendar for the past five years, as the largest seafood show in the world visited by thousands of people every year.

Read More

Educate Yourself on Packaging and Sustainability.

There is a lot of’ loose talk’ about sustainable packaging in current months. While the shift in focus to our waste crisis and the impact we have on our environment is leading us in a better direction, we have to be careful of the immense ‘Greenwashing’ that is going on in the industry, as this actually hinders our ability to move forward and create legitimate long-term solutions.

Read More

The FAQ’s of Sustainable and ‘Eco-Friendly’ Packaging: Biodegradable and Compostable Packaging

What’s the difference?

Biodegradable is a loose term that has no defined time period for materials to break down, nor a defined quantity of materials left behind at the end of the degradation process. Compostable materials, however, have a defined time in which they must break down in order to be classed as compostable, and cannot leave behind more than a tiny percentage of material. The speed of bio-degradation depends on a range of factors including the original material and whether it ends up in an industrial composting facility, a backyard compost bin, or in the environment

Read More

NATURALLY GOOD 2019- SYDNEY

Sustainability was the focus of the Naturally Good Expo 2019, and with good reason. Thousands of buyers, distributors, suppliers and brand owners flocked to Sydney’s ICC at the beginning of June to view a range of products and services that focused on improving the well-being of both humans and the planet itself.

Read More

AUSPACK 2019 – INNOVATION INTRIGUE!

After a big week at Auspack 2019, the team at O F Packaging are blown away at the level of interest in our product offering, with a distinct attraction of brand owners to our sustainability wall. Our collaboration with Brookfarm on our first printed, fully recyclable single-polymer pouch was a hit with booth visitors. Accompanied by unprinted recyclable pouches from The Pouch Shop,and compostable film & bread clip samples from Inno Bagclosures, we provided a fully-rounded sustainable solutions display which provided a platform for discussions on the future of packaging and sustainability.

Read More