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Detpak wins national award for Kerbside Recyclable Paper Bag for Fresh Potatoes.

March 15, 2024

Detpak is thrilled to announce that we have been honoured with the APPMA Packaging Design Innovation Award for our revolutionary Kerbside Recyclable Paper Bag for Fresh Potatoes. This recognition at the APPMA Awards of Excellence 2024 in Melbourne underscores our unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, and sustainability within the packaging industry.

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Detpak's Print Magic: Enhancing SA's Road Trip Appeal

February 2, 2024

Detpak, the creative force behind the scenes, is adding a touch of sweetness to road trips across South Australia as the print partner for the new bakery bags distributed state-wide. Over 50 bakeries across 10 tourism regions will feature these specially designed bags as part of an ongoing road trip marketing campaign by the South Australian Tourism Commission.

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December 8, 2023

Food delivery platform Uber Eats has teamed up with Detpak to produce smaller-sized paper delivery bags to cater for small and single orders in Australia and New Zealand – helping to reduce the carbon emissions impact at the same time - when compared to the standard-sized bag.

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December 8, 2023

Packaging solutions company Detpak has become the first Australian business to release a broad range of compostable, No-Added PFAS sugarcane plates, bowls and containers called Vanguard®. The Vanguard® range from Eco-Products® uses a unique proprietary formulation to achieve grease resistance without relying on the addition of PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances).

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Packaging Trend: Interactivity is on the rise

December 8, 2023

The packaging industry is experiencing a revolution as more and more brands adopt active and intelligent packaging solutions to enhance customer engagement. With the integration of technological features, brands can now create interactive packaging that offers numerous benefits to both the consumers and the manufacturers

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An innovative partnership between Detpak and Subway® will remove 26 garbage trucks full of plastic from the environment each year through the design of a new fibre-based catering platter.

Global giant sandwich chain Subway will replace its plastic takeaway catering trays with 100 per cent kerbside recyclable platters.

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As the cost of living continues to rise globally, consumers are turning towards affordable food and drinks that provide more than just sustenance. Nutritional benefits have become a priority, with consumers valuing products that offer clarity, nutrition, convenience and versatility.

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The world is changing and so are the expectations of consumers. Sustainability is no longer just a buzzword but is gaining traction as a critical factor that consumers consider when choosing brands to buy from. Consumers today are more conscious of the impact of their buying choices on the environment and
are actively seeking brands that reflect their principles.

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Detmold Group nominated for APCO Award

August 30, 2023

The Detmold Group are excited to announce that we have been nominated as a finalist for the Packaging Manufacturers and Suppliers Industry Award, in the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) Industry Sector Awards.

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APCO Award nomination

Community Collaboration for a Worthy Cause

August 20, 2023

In a heartwarming display of community support, The Detmold Group, celebrity chefs, Hutt Street Centre, Catherine House and Adelaide's Finest Supermarkets have come together to make a difference in the fight against homelessness. Together we are helping to ensure the success of the Winter Soup Kitchen, an initiative aimed at raising funds for organizations to assist those in need.

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Detpak and The Coffee Club bring Christmas to your cup

July 25, 2023

We’ve partnered with our client, The Coffee Club, to help bring to life a new range of take away cups that were designed by some special little people and boy did they show off their talent!

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Detpak and The Coffee Club

Packaging Trend: Transparency is Key

July 13, 2023

In today's world, conscious consumers are increasingly concerned about the impact of their choices on the environment, and as a result, they are seeking to understand where, how and what their packaging is made from.

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Recycle Me Coffee Bags

Detpak Awarded - 2023 KFC Supplier of the Year

July 07, 2023

Detpak are thrilled to receive the 2023 KFC Supplier of the Year Award for Australia.

Having previously received the award in 2018, Detpak are proud of the entire business for their input, continued commitment, focus, and innovation that led to winning this award.

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Detpak awarded KFC supplier of the year

Mitolo Family Farms and Detpak bag sustainable Australian packaging innovation

July 05, 2023

Australia’s potato and onion category leader Mitolo Family Farms has partnered with Coles as well as global innovators in sustainable packaging solutions Detpak to create what is believed to be Australia’s first kerbside recyclable paper bag for fresh potatoes.

The packaging innovation will see Mitolo Family Farms’ premium Gourmandine potatoes sold in new paper bags – delivering a 64% reduction in plastic, with 8.2 tonnes less plastic being used each year (when compared to the previous packaging for this product).

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Sascha Detmold Cox Announced as Chair of Business SA’s Board of Directors

June 23, 2023

Sascha Detmold Cox (Acting Co-CEO) of Detmold Group has been announced as Chair of Business SA’s board of directors, following the retirement of Nikki Govan.

Sascha joined the Chamber of Commerce and Industries leadership in November 2019 and was elevated to the top position by the board governance committee during its February 2023 meeting.

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2023 Packaging trends report

21 June 2023

2023 is presenting several global trends that will impact the food packaging industry, influencing raw materials and design innovation.

As an industry leader in innovative packaging, we unpack our predictions for what's to come in the year ahead.

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SAHMRI home to SA’s first spectral analyser, thanks to Detmold Group

June 19, 2023

South Australia’s first one-of-a-kind Spectral Analyser has been installed at SAHMRI, with the machine set to power the exploration of new medical frontiers and unlocking critical insights into health and disease, thanks to a generous donation from the Detmold Group.

Funded by a $500,000 donation, the Detmold Spectral Analyser will primarily be used for cancer and heart research.

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Detmold Family Photo in SAHMRI

Detmold Group helps customers reduce their carbon footprint for a better tomorrow  

June 05, 2023

Focusing on preserving natural resources, keeping waste out of nature and reducing emissions, the South Australian-headquartered Detmold Group has launched its sustainability objectives.

Officially launched on World Environment Day, the sustainability objectives will measure against six positive impact targets and strongly align with the principles of ‘The Detmold Way’, which comprises the vision, purpose, and mission of the Detmold Group.

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Detpak develops new sustainable packaging range for fresh produce

December 6, 2022

At Detpak, we strive to keep our customers ahead of the sustainability curve. 

Recently, we developed a range of ten paper and board packaging products, suitable for use with more than 30 different fruits and vegetables to replace the traditional plastic packaging often used for fresh produce.

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Detpak's sustainable packaging for fresh produce.

The Detmold Group is recognised as an Employer of Choice

September 28, 2022

The Detmold Group has been recognised as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards (ABA) 2022.

The Australian Business Award for Employer of Choice (EOC®) recognises organisations that develop leading workplaces that maximise the full potential of their workforce through established policies and practices that demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention.

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The Detmold Group has been recognised as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards (ABA) 2022.

Detpak partners with Foodland to reduce single-use plastics

September 20, 2022

Detpak has partnered with mighty South Australian business, Foodland, to redesign core packaging products used within the bakery section in their grocery stores.

This new range of products can be placed in a kerbside recycling bin after use to live again as part of the circular economy.

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Foodland's new recyclable packaging range for bakery items.

Detpak partners with the Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival to support their first ever closed loop event

September 16, 2022

Detpak is proud to have partnered with the Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival to support them in facilitating a closed loop waste management system for this year’s event.

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The official course cups for the Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival.

Woolworths commits to a partnership with Detpak to increase local supply of paper bags in South Australia as it’s set to phase out reusable plastic shopping bags

August 11, 2022

Detpak is proud to see our partnership with Woolworths on paper bags strengthen as they continue to phase out their 15c reusable plastic shopping bags from their stores and online orders.

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Woolworths locally made Detpak paper carry bag pictured at the check out.

Plastic by numbers: what do the 7 common classifications really mean?

July 20, 2022

Australians are consuming around 3.4 million tonnes of plastic each year, an average of 130kg of plastic per person. Currently, only 9% of this plastic is recycled.

When it comes to plastics, uncertainty around how to correctly dispose of these items may be contributing to these low recycling rates. Building consumer awareness around end-of-life disposal options can help play a part in improving these rates.

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Plastic resin identification codes

Detpak RecycleMe™ Noodle Cup: a partnership with San Remo

June 27, 2022

Detpak is proud to have partnered with San Remo to develop a truly innovative packaging solution, made with our next generation RecycleMe™ lining which uses 40% less plastic. 

This product offers a sustainable packaging solution for San Remo’s Fantastic and Suimin noodles in the Australian market.

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San Remo RecycleMe™ Noodle Cup

Woolworths continues to roll out locally made Detpak paper bags as it prepares to phase out its plastic shopping bags

June 3, 2022

Detpak is proud to see our partnership with Woolworths on paper bags continue to strengthen, as Woolworths announces its pledge to remove its 15-cent reusable plastic shopping bags from their stores and online orders for good. 

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Women holding Woolworths paper carry bag.

Adelaide City Council – Rundle Mall Public Place Organics Recycling Pilot Business Incentives Program

June 16, 2022

Eco-Products® from Detpak are proudly supporting the pilot incentive scheme recently launched by the City of Adelaide to improve waste diversion by encouraging eligible cafés along Rundle Mall to switch from using single-use plastics to compostable food packaging.

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Eco-Products supports Adelaide City Council's Pilot Business incentive program.

A partnership approach

June 2, 2022

Forming collaborative partnerships across the value chain is leading to holistic packaging design development.

Coordinated approaches are proving to be effective in a time of fast moving policy and changing consumer behaviour. Effective industry partnerships are leading to innovative solutions.

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Detpak packaging filled with mediterranean food.

Engaging consumers

May 20, 2022

Packaging can act as an extension of a brand, and the development of smart packaging technologies is allowing more interaction than ever before.

Now, consumers can use on-pack design elements, such as a QR code, to instantly learn more about a product or interact with content from the brand digitally.

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Table of food packaged in Detpak products.

Convenience is key

May 19, 2022

Packaging plays an important role in enabling convenient options for consumers.

The popularity of online grocery orders and food delivery has soared, and packaging is crucial for improving travelability of food items.

Promoting convenience in response to a change in consumer shopping behaviour requires versatility and adaptability of packaging design.

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Detpak GO tray filled with fried chicken,

Responsible packaging

May 13, 2022

Choosing truly responsible packaging is a key market trend. Consumers and brands alike are desiring transparent and credible on-pack claims.

Paired with growing concerns around climate change, the footprint of packaging production and the importance of investing in responsible solutions remains key in packaging design and supply.

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Responsible packaging.

Detpak partners with the Food Agribusiness Network to support Meet the Makers 2022

May 2, 2022

Detpak and Eco-Products® from Detpak are proud to partner with the Food Agribusiness Network (FAN) at Meet the Makers 2022.

This event is now in its fourth year and celebrates regional growers and makers in the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. 

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Detpak and Eco-Products® partner with FAN to support Meet the Makers 2022. Eco-Products® from Detpak cold cups filled with fresh juices and smoothies.

What's on the menu?

May 2, 2022

The last two years have brought significant change to the packaging industry, with shifts in consumer behaviour and increased demand for sustainable options driving the development of new solutions.

As an industry leader in innovative packaging, we’re here to unpack some of the global trends for 2022 and look at how they are set to influence future materials and designs.

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Takeaway food served in paper and board packaging.

Detpak supports fundraising efforts for youth mental health

March 24, 2022

Detpak is proud to donate to the Great Ocean Road Relay in support of youth mental health.

The seven-day cycling event aims to raise money and awareness for the Sebastian Foundation to empower young Australians with the skills they need to be resilient and confident.

We are proud to make a donation of product to support fundraising events in the leadup to the relay. 

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Detpak supports the Great Ocean Road Relay event

The perfect LaunchPad for the innovative new Strawless Lid

January 20, 2022

Detpak's centre for innovation, LaunchPad, was instrumental in creating the new Strawless Lid.

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Detpak Strawless Sipper Lid

Detpak recognised as Quality Supplier of the Year by HAVI

December 17, 2021

Detpak is proud to have been recognised as Quality Supplier of the Year by global supply chain company, HAVI.

Detpak’s partnership with HAVI dates back over 40 years, when the business first started supplying packaging products to McDonald’s Australia. Since then, the partnership has grown to a global supply agreement to help service the world’s largest QSR, with a number of products manufactured right here in Australia.

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Image of Monopoly promo supported by Detpak

Benefits of recycling go beyond the environment

November 8, 2021

This National Recycling Week, Planet Ark is inviting you to celebrate YOUR way. What small but meaningful change can you make that will mean a world of difference for our planet?

How much do you know about the difference you make every time you choose recyclable packaging?

Here, we take a look at just some of the environmental, economic and social benefits of recycling.

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Which mask is right for you?

October 18, 2021

Face masks have become a part of our everyday life. But while many of us have started wearing some sort of face covering each and every day, we don’t know much about the masks we wear and why.

Detpak’s face masks are made in Australia by Detmold Medical. The extensive range from Detmold Medical has been designed with healthcare purposes in mind, however many of these masks are also suitable for general use in the community, or in foodservice and retail settings.

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Image of person wearing Australian Made Detmold Medical Mask

Your chance to Grasp the Moment

October 5, 2021

We are proud to launch ‘Grasp the Moment’, our new range of compostable hot cups, and your chance to choose sustainable and make one BIG small change.

Made from renewable resources, these cups are the newest addition to our Eco-Products® from Detpak range available in Australia and have been designed with the environment in mind.

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Image of Eco Products Grasp the Moment cups

Supreme's got this one in the bag

September 10, 2021

New Zealand and Australian based coffee roastery Coffee Supreme has started using our next generation RecycleMe™ lined paper bags.

Offering a sustainable alternative to the traditional plastic-based coffee bags, the RecycleMe™ technology allows this packaging to be recycled within existing infrastructure. 

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Detpak’s Donation to Hutt St Centre

September 6, 2021

The Detpak team was proud to continue our tradition of supporting the communities in which we operate, donating a suite of packaging from our Eco-Products® range and face masks from Detmold Medical to Adelaide-based Hutt St Centre.

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Image of Head Chef Peter at Hutt St Centre

The latest on global plastic bans

August 24, 2021

Around the world, plastic is being banned for its harmful impacts on the natural environment.

In fact, 170 nations have pledged to significantly reduce their use of plastics by 2030, a move which is now seeing a raft of legislation being introduced in this space.

We take a look at some of the latest plastic bans, what the common threads are – and how you can switch to sustainable products.

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Unprecedented Market Conditions

August 20, 2021

Sea freight rates remain at an all-time high, with prices 360% higher than the same time last year.

The World Container Freight Index continues to track well above usual rates, and significantly higher than even peak rates of 2020.

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Operations continue amongst global impacts of COVID-19

July 27, 2021

The impacts of COVID-19 continue to be felt around the world, with many countries experiencing ongoing lockdowns and rising cases.

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Make a responsible choice this Plastic Free July

July 14, 2021

As legislation rolls out around the world to reduce single-use plastics, public and industry awareness around the impact of plastic continues to grow. These factors are leading to significant and lasting changes in the packaging landscape.

From product innovations to material variations, end of life claims, legislation and waste collection, choosing sustainable is not always straight forward. But we’re here to help.

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Top tips to reduce your use of plastic

July 1, 2021

Everyone can make a difference by taking small actions everyday to reduce reliance upon plastic products.

This Plastic Free July we challenge you to consider your current usage of plastic and look at ways to reduce your consumption.

It is easier than you might think and to get you started, we take a look at five top tips to reduce your use of plastic in everyday life.

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Your RecycleMe™ coffee cup lives again as gift wrap

July 1, 2021

This Plastic Free July, packaging manufacturer Detpak is proud to announce a partnership with Hallmark which sees coffee cups recycled into gift wrap.

The unique gift wrap range uses fibres from Detpak’s innovative RecycleMe™ cups, and is printed right here in Australia within the Detmold Group’s company network.

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Refining our legacy – Introducing Ripple Refined™

June 21, 2021

Detpak was the inaugural innovator of the original Ripple-Wrap™ cup design more than 20 years ago.

The cup has been immensely popular with the coffee industry over a number of years – and now that legacy innovation has been refined.

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Image of Detpak's Ripple Refined cup

An update on single-use problematic plastic bans coming into force in Tasmania on July 1

May 20, 2021

As localised legislation prohibiting the use and sale of single-use plastic items continues to roll out across Australia, the City of Hobart are next to enforce bans.

The Single-Use Plastics By-Law banning the provision of single-use plastic takeaway food packaging and related items will come into force from July 1, 2021. 

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Endura tray filled with salad and pictured with a wooden fork.

Industry leading packaging manufacturer Detpak announced partnership with Eco-Products®

May 11, 2021

World-class paper and board packaging manufacturer Detpak has partnered with US-based Eco-Products to provide industry-leading sustainable packaging solutions across Australia and New Zealand.

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Image of Eco-Products from Detpak sushi bowl

How national action on plastics could impact you

May 6, 2021

As Australia continues to roll out legislation to tackle the growing plastic problem, we take a look at how the Federal Government’s action might impact you.

Our plastic problem is significant, with the use of plastic still on the rise. If consumption continues at its current rate, it is estimated that plastic in the oceans will outweigh fish by 2050[1].

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Single-use plastic items on the beach.

Acts of Green on Earth Day

April 22, 2021

Today is Earth Day. A day to focus on protecting our planet.

But why not take responsible steps every day?

We celebrated Earth Day here at Detpak by reflecting on the Acts of Green we take each day both in and out of the office. 

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Acts of green by Detpak this Earth Day

Woolworths launches Australian-made paper bags in Vic, Tas and WA

April 12, 2021

Woolworths is now offering its customers in Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australian a locally-made carry bag as it progressively onshores manufacturing in support of local industry and jobs.

Woolworths has partnered with family-owned Australian manufacturer Detpak in a multi-million dollar deal to produce the locally-made bags, which first launched in South Australia and Northern Territory late last year.

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Woolworths Australian-made paper carry bag.

Global Sea Freight Impacts and Inflationary Pressures

March 30, 2021

Perhaps you’ve seen that stranded ship Ever Given has now been refloated in what will be just the start of clearing a backlog of ships in the Suez Canal.

Unfortunately, the impacts of current global sea freight demand are even more significant than this recent example appearing in the media.

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Detmold Medical – One Year Anniversary

March 25, 2021

In celebrating one year of Detmold Medical, we are proud to release our Behind the Mask story, a reflection on how we pivoted to localise the manufacture of face masks at a time of incredible need for Australia.

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Image of Zoe Detmold, Sascha Detmold Cox, Rodney Detmold and Alf Ianniello

An update on plastic action around the globe

March 19, 2021

Global action against single-use plastic is seeing legislation brought in against a range of problematic products.

We take a look at some of the latest locations banning plastics, including Indonesia, India and Europe.

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Fish swimming in litter

Cut the Rubbish: Our latest champions - Something for Jess

March 17, 2021

This month, we head to Chippendale to recognise seasonal, organic café Something for Jess as this month’s Cut the Rubbish Champions.

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Image of exterior of Something for Jess cafe who are moving to Detpak RecycleMe cups

Department of Defence chooses RecycleMe™ to divert 130,000 cups from landfill every year

February 19, 2021

Detpak’s RecycleMe™ hot cups will provide a sustainable cup solution for the Army & Air Force Canteen Service (AAFCANS), thanks to a partnership with Veolia.

The innovative cups feature a mineral-based lining, allowing them to be recycled within existing infrastructure in Australia.

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Detpak recognised with global leadership award from McDonalds

February 17, 2021

Detpak is proud to have received recognition for our contribution to the AIM Global Packaging team.

Awarded to representatives from SEDA, HAVI and Detpak, this award acknowledged efforts in developing a framework and committing to ongoing updates around Anticipated Issues Management (AIM).

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Image of Dec Finan and Ed Rosser accepting AIM Leadership Award on Detpak's behalf

Global sea freight impacts

February 15, 2021

The impacts of coronavirus have been wide-ranging and significant. As has been well publicised, global demand for sea freight is at an all-time high, affecting the rates and space forecasting for importing and exporting.

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Packaging Trend #5

February 12, 2021

Substantial growth in food delivery services is on the horizon for 2021 and this growth will be primarily driven by increases in online takeaway ordering, online grocery shopping and meal prep kits.

We discuss the birth of new post-pandemic food delivery services that are changing the landscape of the hospitality industry. 

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Chicken and chips takeaway delivery at home.

Packaging Trend #4

February 10, 2021

Recycling labels are a global initiative trending in 2021, as sustainability remains top of mind for Today’s consumers.

We unpack some of the international recycling label systems in place to assist consumers to responsibly dispose of their packaging. 

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Australian recycling label system guide

Packaging Trend #3

February 9, 2021

To bring you up to speed on the latest in packaging design, we unpack minimalism, a leading trend in 2021. We explore what minimalism is, how businesses can incorporate elements of minimalism into their product design, and what benefits the trend offers.

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Hungry Jack's strawless sipper lid

Packaging Trend #2

February 5, 2021

As the shift towards a global circular economy is being accelerated, we identified paper replacing plastic as a major trend in 2021.

This is especially evident given that bans on single-use plastic items are due to come into effect in South Australia on March 1 and in Queensland on September 1. We expect that other states will follow shortly after, making the switch to paper packaging especially important.  

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Paper bag filled with fresh bread.

Packaging Trend #1

February 3, 2021

Food hygiene and safety is the first industry trend that we unpack in our Trends in Packaging 2021 document. As a result of COVID-19, consumer preference for tamper-proofing and packaging made from materials with low coronavirus survival rates, is at an ultimate high.

We offer insight into how businesses are providing hygiene reassurance.

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What will 2021 serve up?

January 29, 2021

As leaders in innovative packaging solutions for the foodservice and FMCG markets since 1948, we unpack some of the major global packaging trends set to influence the industry in 2021.

Our Trends in Packaging 2021 document explores our top five global industry trends set to change the state of play in the year ahead. With more than 70 years of experience within the industry, we also include our top tips and suggestions about how your business can respond to these trends advantageously.

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Takeaway food delivered and shared at home.

Momentum grows on China’s plastic bans

January 28, 2020

Early last year China committed to a five-year plan to phase out a number of single-use plastic items around the country.

After the impacts of COVID-19 saw a slight delay in the rollout of a gradual phase out of these items, in late 2020 several provinces reconfirmed their commitment to the plastic bans, and momentum has now picked up again.

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Paper bag packed with groceries

The Launch of the ANZPAC Plastics Pact

January 18, 2021

On January 1, 2021, the ANZPAC Plastics Pact officially launched and will work with governments, businesses and non-government organisations from the complete plastics value chain in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands to deliver a common vision of the circular economy for plastic.

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Action on Problematic Single-Use Plastic Packaging

January 14, 2021

Plastic packaging waste can remain in the environment for centuries.

Resulting impacts on marine life in particular is seeing governments and business around the world looking to phase out single-use plastic items.

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Takeaway Cup Recycling Solved in Australia

December 21, 2020

Australian owned manufacturer Detpak has partnered with Shred-X and Opal Australian Paper to provide a local recycling solution for takeaway cups.

The partnership brings together the technology and the capacity to recycle takeaway cups into other paper packaging products in Australia.

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Bringing in the new year with new targets for plastics

December 14, 2020

The ANZPAC Plastic Pact is set to launch in January 2021, and will work with businesses, governments and non-government organisations from the entire plastics value chain in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Island with intent of developing a common vision of the circular economy for plastics.

The ANZPAC Plastic Pact lead by the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) is a part of the Plastics Pact Network, run by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

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Your sustainable Market Tray

December 9, 2020

Our new range of Market Trays provides a board-based alternative for displaying produce, reducing the use of plastic, while still allowing for the protection of fruit and vegetables on display.

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Image of Market Trays by Detpak

Woolworths backs SA manufacturing as it launches new Australian-made paper bag

December 7, 2020

Woolworths has partnered with South Australian manufacturer Detpak to offer customers locally made paper bags in SA and NT.

The move comes ahead of a progressive national roll out Australian-made paper bags over the 12 months.

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Image of Woolworths Carry Bag by Detpak

Masks recommended in South Australia

November 30, 2020

South Australian Premier Steven Marshall visited the Detmold Medical facility today as mask wearing continues to be strongly recommended by SA Health.

Joined by Health Minister Hon Stephen Wade, Police Commissioner Grant Stevens and SA's Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Dr Emily Kirkpatrick, the Premier gave his local COVID-19 update from Detmold Medical. 

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Premier Steven Marshall addressing the media at Detmold Medical

The Australian Circular Economy Hub Launch

November 24, 2020

Today Environment Minister Hon Sussan Ley officially launched Planet Ark’s Australian Circular Economy Hub (ACE Hub).

The launch took place from the Yallamundi Rooms in the Sydney Opera House and was livestreamed for guests unable to attend due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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Business as usual in unusual times

November 19, 2020

In light of today’s increased community restrictions in South Australia, we would like to assure our customers that there will be no interruption to our packaging supply as Detpak and the Detmold Group are considered an essential service.

We are doing our part to support Australia’s food and beverage industry and keeping our community safe.

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Detpak a finalist in APCO Annual Awards

November 16, 2020

Detpak is proud to be listed as a finalist in the 2020 Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation’s (APCO) Awards.

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Sustainable packaging by Detpak

Detmold Medical Recognised as leading SA Health Supplier

November 12, 2020

South Australian manufacturing company Detmold Medical has been recognised with the SA Health Partnership Award for their supply of critically required PPE during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Image of Mark Coupe, Les Lewis, and Ron Tremaine accepting the Partnership Award

Behind the scenes with Detpak this National Recycling Week

November 9, 2020

As an industry leader in supplying sustainable and recyclable packaging solutions – this National Recycling Week we take you behind the scenes of some of our own recycling strategies.

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Person holding a recyclable Detpak carry bag

Buy Recycled Expo

October 29, 2020

The Detpak Team this week attended the inaugural Buy Recycled Expo.

Hosted by the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia, in partnership with Green Industries SA, the expo provided an opportunity for industry, government and customers to share insights in incorporating recycled content into products.

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General Manager Marketing and Innovation Tom Lunn speaks at Buy Recycled Expo

Get your food on the move with new Wooden Cutlery

October 26, 2020

Our new range of Wooden Cutlery can help you get your food on the move, providing a sustainable cutlery option for takeaway or food delivery.

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Recycling Coffee Grounds for Good in a South Australian Partnership

October 22, 2020

We are proud to have partnered with Neutrog AustraliaFoodbank SA, and On the Run (OTR) to trial a South Australian first initiative that will give customers the power to redirect their coffee waste from landfill to support locals in need - all they have to do is purchase a cup of coffee, with an occasional side of fertiliser.

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What is in a label?

October 12, 2020

Sustainable packaging must encompass more than just a product’s design or material type.

Engaging with consumers or end users is a key part of ensuring packaging circularity.

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New Zealand Prime Minister announces zero waste policy

September 30, 2020

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has vowed to phase out a number of single-use plastic products as part of her zero waste policy.

If voted back in at the upcoming election, Labour has pledged $50million to research and support businesses in transitioning to sustainable alternatives.

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Sustainable packaging alternatives for single use plastic bans

South Australia passes plastics ban legislation 

September 10, 2020

South Australia has long been a leader in waste management and sustainable packaging reform and now has passed legislation to ban single-use plastics.

While debate on plastic bans had been delayed due to the global pandemic, now the state is set to ban single-use plastic items like straws, cutlery and stirrers from early 2021.

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Image of paper Endura straws and text South Australia bans single use plastics

Cut the Rubbish: How to maximise your packaging for recycling

September 4, 2020

The Australian Federal Government recently announced an investment of $190 million into a newly established Recycling Modernisation Fund (RMF).

As the fund looks to improve infrastructure for successful recycling, we are bringing you ways to cut the rubbish by choosing and maximising your packaging for recyclability.

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How to safely put on and take off a mask

August 21, 2020

Face masks can be an effective control measure in a community setting, as well as a healthcare setting, in preventing droplets of bodily fluids from escaping via the nose and mouth.

You may be asked to, or choose to, wear a mask to protect yourself and others. We have collaborated with SA Health to understand how to safely put on and take off a mask.

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How to don and doff a mask

Single-use plastic bans back on the agenda

August 13, 2020

Despite the impacts of COVID-19 seeing some delays in localised plastic bans, legislation is started to be debated again – with Queensland the latest to introduce legislation banning single-use plastics.

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Plastic Free July - Recyclable containers versus single-use

July 29, 2020

This Plastic Free July – your small actions lead to big change.

One small action you can take is choosing a recyclable container over a single-use equivalent.

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Plastic Free July – Why your plastic straw sucks

July 22, 2020

Used for only a few short minutes, yet taking several hundred years to break down, plastic straws have been at the heart of several modern environmental movements.

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A million masks a day

July 21, 2020

Detmold Medical is just a few short days away from increasing its capacity in mask manufacturing to one million masks a day.

The rapidly established facility is in the process of installing an additional 3 machines, taking the manufacturing plant to a total of twenty machines.

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Cut the Rubbish: Our July Champion

July 16, 2020

One year on from Seven Miles launching with RecycleMe™, we are pleased to celebrate them as this month’s Cut the Rubbish Champion.

Seven Miles is a specialty coffee roaster based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, with micro-roasteries in Canberra & Brisbane.

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Plastic Free July - Choose to reduce plastic with RecycleMe™ cups

July 15, 2020

This Plastic Free July – your small actions lead to big change.

One small change your business can make is enabling your customers to recycle takeaway cups.

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Plastic Free July – Six things you need to consider when choosing a paper bag

July 8, 2020

This Plastic Free July – your small actions lead to big change.

One small action you can make is choosing a sustainable paper bag, over the single-use plastic alternatives.

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Gold for Detpak at PICA Awards

July 2, 2020

Last night the annual Printing Industry Craftsmanship Awards (PICA) saw Detpak win gold across categories of 123 Print, Printer of the Year Offset, Embellishment, Printer of the Year Packaging for South Australia.

Detpak Cartons was proud to win the most golds of any single packaging or label printer. 

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Five Impacts of Packaging in a Pandemic

June 30, 2020

Before the COVID-19 crisis, sustainability was top of mind for single-use packaging.

As regions looked to defeat the coronavirus, packaging choices became impacted to favour designs or substrates to address hygiene or consumer safety concerns – and minimise the likelihood of the virus’s survival on the packaging surface1.

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Premier Steven Marshall visits Detmold Medical facility

June 22, 2020

Today, Premier of South Australia Steven Marshall and Minister for Health Hon Stephen Wade visited the Detmold Medical facility.

Detmold Medical is set to become the nation’s largest supplier of surgical grade face masks, after receiving Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) registration for both its L3 surgical and N95+ face mask products.

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How the global pandemic is impacting the foodservice industry

June 11, 2020

The global coronavirus health crisis has had a significant impact on industries around the world with government mandated lockdowns accelerating some trends and adjusting others.

The world’s response to the pandemic has demonstrated what can be done differently and as we start to step back from restrictions, we take look at what the new normal could look like for the foodservice industry.

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Tour of the new state of the art Calvary Adelaide Hospital

June 3, 2020

Following the Detmold Group recently welcoming members of Calvary Health Care to tour our mask manufacturing facility, we were pleased to be recently hosted at the new state of the art Calvary Adelaide Hospital.

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Detmold Group are hosted by Calvary Health Care’s SA Regional CEO Sharon Kendall, SA Regional Business Development Manager Simone Hogarth and General Manager of Adelaide Calvary Hospital Tanya Brooks

His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC visits Detmold Medical

May 27, 2020

His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia, today visited our Detmold Medical manufacturing facility.

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Hon David Ridgway visits Detmold Medical facility

May 20, 2020

Late last month South Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment the Hon David Ridgway visited the newly established Detmold Medical facility to see it transformed.

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Image of Hon David Ridgway visits Detmold Medical facility with Sascha Detmold Cox, Rodney Detmold, Zoe Detmold and Alf Ianniello

Cut the Rubbish: Breaking down plastics

May 5, 2020

Despite uncertain times, sustainability continues to be front of mind, and understanding plastics is high on the agenda.

We are here to cut the rubbish by breaking down the differences between plastics… including those that break down and those that don’t.

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Cut the Rubbish: Our April Champion

May 4, 2020

This month we head to Victoria to recognise DC Specialty Coffee Roasters' efforts with RecycleMe™ in Melbourne. We are pleased to name DC as our Cut the Rubbish Champion for April.

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Donation to New Zealand’s Food for Love

May 1, 2020

Food for Love is a New Zealand based organisation, providing meals to those in need in the Wanaka area.

A not-for-profit organisation, Food for Love supports those who may be struggling to care for themselves or a loved one by donating meals – often to those recovering from a medical issue, going through a difficult time, or who are in a vulnerable position.

We were pleased to recently support Food for Love with a donation of packaging.

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Mask Manufacturing Facility Established in Adelaide

April 28, 2020

The Detmold Group has rapidly established its mask manufacturing facility in Brompton, with machines arriving last week. With an increased need for personal protective equipment during the coronavirus health crisis, the Detmold Group is setting up for local production of masks in record time.

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A donation of food packaging to help those on the frontline

April 24, 2020

Dubai based food and events platform INKED is providing meals for healthcare workers in a bid to support the fight against the coronavirus.

In supporting their generous donations to the frontline, we were proud to donate takeaway food packaging.

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Partnering with the Restaurant Association of Singapore

April 21, 2020

As businesses look at how to get their food on the move in Singapore – we have a comprehensive range of packaging for takeaway and food delivery.

We are proud to have partnered with the Restaurant Association of Singapore to assist the food and beverage industry in adapting to changes in their service model during these unprecedented times.

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New face mask testing facility 

April 18, 2020

A face mask testing facility will be established in Adelaide – the first in Australia – to support the production of millions of respirator and surgical masks by the Detmold Group to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

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Detmold Group - Alf Ianniello – Chief Executive Officer and Sascha Detmold Cox – Director – Detmold Group

Support of Lentil As Anything

April 2, 2020

A restaurant chain with a difference, Lentil As Anything is continuing to support our community’s most vulnerable during the coronavirus health crisis.

Across their four locations in Victoria and New South Wales, Lentil As Anything is adjusting their business model to continue to support a fight against hunger and food waste.

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Detpak as part of the Detmold Group to make face masks in the fight against COVID-19

March 31, 2020

Iconic South Australian packaging company Detmold Group will employ up to 160 extra staff to produce millions of respirator and surgical masks to the South Australian and Federal Governments, to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Alf Ianniello – Chief Executive Officer and Sascha Detmold Cox – Director – Detmold Group

Cut the Rubbish: Our March Champion

March 30, 2020

This month we head to New Zealand to acknowledge Streetwise Coffee as our Cut the Rubbish Champion. Streetwise is one of New Zealand's most recognised takeaway coffee brands with 24 carts located across the country serving up quality coffee.

Image of takeaway coffee cup from Steetwise coffee

What are we doing? A COVID-19 Update

March 27, 2020

Like all businesses, we are focused on looking after our communities and staying safe during these difficult times.

The essential restrictions on people’s movement and activity are having a particularly devastating effect on restaurants and retailers.

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Detpak addresses Australian National Plastics Summit 2020

March 6, 2020

Key industry stakeholders came together with government officials earlier this week at the National Plastics Summit to address Australia’s problem with single-use plastics.

Used to discuss several initiatives, from additional funding to support investment in recycling infrastructure, through to design and material considerations, the summit saw key-note addresses from notable figures across both Government and Industry to kick off conversations in collaboration to tackle plastics.

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Cut the Rubbish: Our February Champions

February 28, 2020

This month, we are celebrating the RecycleMe™ customers taking over the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.

February’s Cut the Rubbish Champions are The Island Surf and EspressoHappy Turtle Cafe, Good Bean's six sites in Birtinya, Mooloolaba, Kawana Waters, Nambour, Maroochydore Bigtop and Maroochydore Drive Thru.

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Victorian Government announces ‘Recycling Victoria’ policy

February 27, 2019

The Australian State of Victoria has this week announced a new waste policy, called ‘Recycling Victoria’.

Aimed at increasing rates of recycling and recovery of resources, while decreasing the amount of waste sent to landfill, the policy sets out key initiatives to be addressed over the next ten years.

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Detpak presents at Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation’s Workshop

February 13, 2020

An industry leader in sustainable packaging, Detpak representatives recently spoke at an APCO workshop to report on how Sustainable Packaging Guideline principles are applied in our design processes and general communications.

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) hosted workshops right across Australia to understand how their Sustainable Packaging Guidelines are used in the packaging industry.

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Loreto College launches Cut the Rubbish Campaign

February 5, 2020

Students of South Australia’s Loreto College will aim to significantly reduce waste sent to landfill at their school thanks to the launch of the Cut the Rubbish Campaign.

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What is on the menu for 2020? 

January 29, 2019

Designing innovative packaging solutions for the foodservice and FMCG industry since 1948, we take a look at some global packaging trends changing the state of play in 2020.

To assist you navigate the changing state of play in 2020, we’ve compiled our top five global packaging trends. These consider the environment, visual design, functionality and more.

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Cut the Rubbish: Tweed Heads Bowls Club – Our 2019 Champion

January 28, 2020

At Detpak, we continue to help our customers say no to landfill by offering sustainable alternatives for hard to recycle packaging products.

Launched in 2018, we continue to see our RecycleMe™ cups and collection system gather pace in Australia.

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China commits to phasing out single-use plastic items

January 23, 2020

China is currently the world’s largest producer of plastic pollution1.

But a recent announcement from the Chinese Government is aiming to address this by significantly reducing the amount of single-use plastic items contributing to pollution and landfill.

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Cut the Rubbish: Five tips for starting the New Year sustainably 

January 6, 2020

The year 2020 is now upon us and with the start of the new decade comes a wave of new year ambitions and resolutions.

Whilst 2019 saw us progress leaps and bounds in terms of sustainability; it only laid the foundations for the further improvements to be made.

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Missing the tram on cold cups

December 10, 2019

In 2017 popular ABC television series War on Waste filled a Melbourne tram with 50,000 coffee cups – demonstrating how many cups are used every 30 minutes in Australia.

Since then a debate about the solution for the difficult to recycle coffee cups has surfaced but seems to have missed covering the same problem in cold drink cups.

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Your guide to pairing carry bags with our food packaging range

December 4, 2019

With over 100 bags for you to choose from, we've created this guide to help you pair our most popular carry bags with our foodservice range.

To assist you with choosing the right bag, we've put together this simple guide on pairing foodservice packaging products with our sustainable carry bags.

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Detmold Group recognised at 2019 APCO Awards

November 21, 2019

Detpak as part of the Detmold Group was proud to be recognised at the 2019 Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) Awards. 

The annual awards event, held in Melbourne last night, recognised Australian businesses working in sustainable packaging design, recycling initiatives and product stewardship programs to develop sustainable supply chains.

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Detmold Group's Anna Falkiner, APCO Director Andrew Petersen, and Detmold Group's Tom Lunn at the APCO Awards 2019

Australia’s National Waste Policy Action Plan released

November 20, 2019

Following National Recycling Week, a National Waste Policy Action Plan has been released to provide a framework for collective action on waste management, recycling and resource recovery.

The plan outlines actions and targets as identified in the National Waste Policy of 2018.

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Cut the rubbish: Return mail is not just for fashion - now return your takeaway cups

November 19, 2019

We’re making it simpler to cut the rubbish and save billions of takeaway cups from landfill with our RecycleMe™ Collection Bag Service.

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Australia celebrates National Recycling Week

November 11, 2019

From November 11 Australia is celebrating its 24th National Recycling Week – an environmental initiative from Planet Ark.

The event aims to bring a national focus to the benefits of recycling, with this year's theme of Recycling Mythbusters.

Recycling is a great way to responsibly dispose of packaging and allow the valuable materials used in manufacturing to live again.

Image of recyclable Endura carton ahead of National Recycling Week

The carton delivering a whole lot of crunch

October 30, 2019

The popularity of food delivery continues to grow – with the global revenue growth rate anticipated to remain high at 9.9% per year until 2023.

One of the most commonly ordered items is chips yet consumers consistently find that their chips arrive soggy.

Detpak has introduced the Keep Crunch Carton – designed for delivery and promoting a crunchier chip.

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New Plastics Economy Global Commitment Progress Report

October 25, 2019

Detpak as part of the Detmold Group is proud to be a signatory to the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment.

As part of our commitment, we continue to use the Waste Management Hierarchy, encouraging our customers to 'avoid, reduce, reuse, recycle, compost, recover, landfill'.

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Seven Miles Coffee support the SurfAid Cup with RecycleMe™

October 24, 2019

RecycleMe™ customer Seven Miles Coffee sponsored the USANA SurfAid Cup in Manly last week, serving up fresh coffees to contestants, spectators and officials in their RecycleMe™ cups.

On Friday 18th October, Manly played host to SurfAid, a worldwide surfing competition to raise funds to help support their Mother and Child Health Programs - bringing clean water and sanitation, basic healthcare and improved nutrition to remote areas with some of the highest mortality rates in the world.

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Image of Seven Miles staff with RecycleMe cups at SurfAid

New Zealand celebrates National Recycling Week

October 21, 2019

This week New Zealand is celebrating National Recycling Week encouraging New Zealanders to be conscious of their disposal practices and adopt effective recycling habits.

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Victoria prepares to ban the bag

September 25, 2019

Lightweight, single use plastic bags will be banned in Victoria from November 1 – following an announcement in June from the State Government preparing foodservice brands for the ban.

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Cut the Rubbish with Seven Seeds Coffee

September 18, 2019

We draw the line at landfill - and are proud to have Seven Seeds Coffee onboard to help us cut the rubbish with RecycleMe™. 

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UK’s top latte art baristas compete in sustainable smackdown

September 11, 2019

The Detpak RecycleMe™ UK Smackdown Champion title was taken out by underdog, Kunthea Seng, at the launch event hosted in partnership with Taylor St Baristas.

Launching the RecycleMe™ cups into the UK market with a bang, the packed timetable of 32 entries at Detpak's first UK smackdown made for fierce competition between some of the nation’s top baristas.

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Cut the rubbish: Common sustainable packaging terms

August 22, 2019

It is easy to feel lost in a tirade of sustainable packaging terms. We know customers want to do the right thing in choosing sustainable packaging, but it can be difficult to know the difference between a product claiming it is biodegradable, compostable, degradable or recyclable.

We are here to cut the rubbish on common sustainable packaging terms and what these end of life options actually mean for our environment.

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Cut the rubbish: Five things you should know about compostable cups

August 8, 2019 

With continuing concerns around single-use packaging and the impact on our environment, there has been a big shift in the market with increasing demands for sustainable alternatives.

There is a big question mark around recycling vs composting, what is the difference and what is the right disposal option for food packaging, specifically takeaway cups. We are here to cut the rubbish and bring you the facts on ‘compostable’ cups.

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Detpak launches RecycleMe™ in the UK with a latte art smackdown

August 6, 2019

Some of the UK's top baristas will show off their skills in latte art 'smackdown' competition with a sustainable twist.

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Cut the Rubbish: What happens to takeaway cups in kerbside recycling?

July 31, 2019

Are coffee cups recyclable? This has been the question on everyone’s lips for some time now and in short the answer is no (unless you are using RecycleMe™ cups and system!). Continuing our efforts to cut the rubbish, we are taking you behind the scenes to explain how recycling takes place.

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Diagram of a Materials Recycling Facility

'Plastic free' cup lining technology trialled by Detpak

July 26, 2019

Continuing to operate at the forefront of innovation for sustainable packaging, Detpak is constantly assessing new cup technologies.

The RecycleMe™ System remains the only system guaranteeing collected cups will be recycled and can live again as paper products, within existing infrastructure.

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Peter from Rio Coffee assisting Detpak with cup trials

Thanks South Australia for committing to ban single-use plastic products

July 10, 2019

We’re pleased to have our headquarters in a state committed to our environment.

This week the South Australian Government has committed to single-use plastic bans following the release of Green Industries SA’s single-use plastics consultation summary report.

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Well Done SA- we champion recyclable products

Plastic free July - Hidden plastics in packaging

July 1, 2019

Not-for-profit organisation the Plastic Free Foundation is encouraging people and organisations to commit to Plastic Free July under the theme of ‘Your Challenge, Your Way’. 

Our challenge to consumers and organisations is to look for the hidden plastics in their takeaway food packaging. 

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Detpak promote sustainable packaging at Foodservice Australia tradeshow

June 25, 2019

Thanks to all who joined us at Stand R1 to learn about sustainable packaging options at Foodservice Australia. 

The Australian Government has legislated for all packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025, in line with a global movement away from single-use plastic packaging, led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. 

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Image of Detpak stand at Foodservice Australia with RecycleMe banner in the background

New Zealand is moments away from banning the bag

June 14, 2019

New Zealand is banning single-use plastic bags from July 1, 2019.

With the country currently using over 750million plastic bags a year, or the equivalent of 150 per person in New Zeland, the plastic bag ban will protect from pollution of coastal and marine environments. 

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How Detmold beats air pollution this World Environment Day

June 5, 2019

World Environment Day is a United Nations initiative to increase awareness for a need to protect and improve our environment.

The theme in 2019 is around beating air pollution – chosen by this year’s host, China.

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Cut the rubbish: Why recycling is a good option for takeaway cups

May 30, 2019

As part of our ongoing commitment to demystify the topic of packaging; how to source it, how to use it and most importantly, how to dispose of it, we have cut the rubbish with a simple explanation of cup options.

The Waste Management Hierarchy is a great reference tool to ensure you are doing the right thing when it comes to the end of your cup’s life. It sets out options for dealing with packaging waste (such as takeaway cups), in order from most to least preferable for sustainability.

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Image of the waste management hierarchy, showing recycling as the best option for takeaway cups

RecycleMe™ cuts the rubbish on takeaway cups

May 20, 2019

There is a dizzying array of information floating around about sustainability and doing the right thing for our environment. 

So, let’s cut the rubbish.

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RecycleMe™ receives Special Commendations in Packaging Innovation and Design Awards

May 3, 2019

The RecycleMe™ System has recently been recognised with a Special Commendation award by the Australian Institute of Packaging.

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Takeaway cups recycled at the World Barista Championship

April 12, 2019 

RecycleMe™ took to a global stage at the Specialty Coffee Association Expo and World Barista Championship in Boston from April 11. 

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RecycleMe™ appears at the Australian Circular Fashion Conference

March 21, 2019

Detpak’s RecycleMe™ System took front of stage at the Australian Circular Fashion Conference. 

With delegates discussing how the fashion industry keeps sustainability on the agenda, attendees were provided with coffee thanks to Veneziano Coffee Roasters and The Coffee Mob in RecycleMe™ cups. 

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Detpak commits to the New Plastics Economy

18 March, 2019

The Detmold Group was recently announced as a signatory to the New Plastics Economy.

This global initiative, by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, investigates how applying circular economy principles will reduce negative impacts of plastic use.

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Planet Ark endorses RecycleMe™

4 February, 2019

Detpak’s award-winning RecycleMe™ System provides an environmental solution for takeaway coffee cups and lids, and is now endorsed by leading environmental foundation Planet Ark. 

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South Australian Government looks at single use plastics

24 January, 2019 

As a proud South Australian, family owned company specialising in sustainable paper and board packaging, the Detmold Group support the SA Government’s push to ban single-use plastic products.

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Over 300,000 cups recycled

6 January, 2019

We are proud to announce that over 300,000 cups have successfully been recycled as part of the RecycleMe™ System. 

Since launching with Australia and New Zealand in November of 2018, already consumers are ensuring their cup is correctly placed in a collection system to guarantee the recycling of these cups. 

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RecycleMe™ - Cup today. Paper tomorrow. 

29 November, 2018

The RecycleMe™ System sees takeaway cups recycled as part of existing recycling procedures in Australia.

Currently Australians are sending billions of takeaway cups to landfill every year.

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Takeaway cups for Veneziano provide a two-fold solution

12 November, 2018

Veneziano Coffee Roasters have launched with a new cup range, solving two significant challenges within the coffee industry. 

The specialty coffee roastery is now providing takeaway coffee cups in Detpak’s Precision Series, now available with the innovative new RecycleMe™ lining. 

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Streetwise Coffee launches across 23 locations in New Zealand

5 November 2018

Coffee cups across New Zealand can now be collected and successfully recycled into copy paper thanks to the launch of Detpak’s RecycleMe™ System.

New Zealand is currently sending around 200million takeaway cups to landfill every year. 

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Consumer walking away from Streetwise Coffee cart with RecycleMe cup

RecycleMe™ launched in the United Kingdom

28 September, 2018

Our RecycleMe™ System was recently launched in the United Kingdom with an event at Taylor Street Baristas. 

The event saw three-time United Kingdom Barista Champion Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood and three-time Australian Barista Champion Craig Simon speak to attendees about the latest innovations in the specialty coffee industry.

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Image of Craig Simon, Maxwell Colonna Dashwood and Detpak's Clint Hendry at the Taylor Street Barista launch event

RecycleMe™ captures attention at Fine Food Australia 

September 14, 2018 

Thanks for dropping by stand HG34 at Fine Food Australia. 

We had a great time talking about RecycleMe™ with visitors of the Detpak stand and explaining our recycling solution for takeaway cups in Australia. 

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Detpak Stand at Fine Food Australia 2018

Detmold Group recognised with Sustainable Packaging Excellence  

September 5, 2018

Parent company of Detpak, The Detmold Group, was recognised with the pinnacle award from the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) for Sustainable Packaging Excellence.

South Australian family owned business the Detmold Group also took out APCO’s Manufacturer Sustainability Award for the second year in a row.

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Australian States introduce plastic bag bans - but consumers are concerned about plastic use in store

August 1, 2018

The plastic bag ban came into effect on July 1 for Queensland and Western Australia. 

But – now that the ban is in place, there still seems to be some confusion as major retailers are still handing out plastic bags. 

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RecycleMe™ cups recyled by Australian Paper

July 12, 2018

We’re pleased to announce that 250,000 of our RecycleMe™ hot cups have been successfully recycled by Australian Paper. 

These cups were successfully collected and shredded by Shred-X and recycled as part of a commercial quantity trial at the Australian Paper, Maryvale Paper Mill.

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Discounts at QSR Media Detpak Conference

June 1, 2018

Ahead of the QSR Media Detpak Conference and Awards, we're pleased to extend an offer to our key partners to attend this event in 2018.

Occuring in Sydney on June 13, the QSR Media Detpak Conference provides an opportunity to hear from some of Australia's most successful brands and experience insights from the top leaders in the quick service and fast casual dining industry. 

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KFC Australia Supplier of the Year

May 17, 2018

Detpak was recently announced as the KFC Australia Supplier of the Year for 2018.

At the awards ceremony, KFC’s Michael Aungle said about Detpak receiving the award:

“Detpak’s innovation is the stuff of legend.” 

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Precision Series wins in Seattle

April 23, 2018

Detpak’s new Precision Series hot cups have taken out the 'Best New Product - Coffee Accessory' Award at the Specialty Coffee Association Expo in Seattle.

This award came following local recognition in the People’s Choice Award and 2nd in the Judges Choice of the Product Innovation Awards at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo in March. 

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Adelaide's Glenn Bailey takes out final of the Precision Series Smackdowns

March 30, 2018

Adelaide’s Glenn Bailey has secured a spot in the reality television program Barista & Farmer after winning the final of the Detpak Precision Smackdown Series at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE). 

The barista from Grinders Coffee thrilled audiences at the Detpak Stand at MICE, completing the cupping round and correctly identifying faults from twelve cups of coffee in just 19 seconds. 

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Image of Adelaide's Glenn Bailey winning the Precision Series Smackdown final. He s standing with Adam Genovese from Genovee coffee and Clint Hendry

Detpak launches Precision Smackdown Series

January 30, 2018

Detpak’s new Precision Series promotes the ultimate in coffee taste and experience.

In recognising the challenge faced by baristas to replicate an in-cafe taste experience in a takeaway cup, Detpak have launched their new cup range – the Precision Series.

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Image of latte art in Precision Series 160ml takeaway cup


Discounts for Detpak Customers at QSR Media Awards 2018

November 29, 2017

Our valued customers and partners are eligible for a 15% discount on tickets to Asia’s largest fast food and casual dining conference.

With speakers from Google, Euromonitor International, NPD Group, KFC, Subway and other major brands, this full day event will be packed with insightful presentations and panel discussions.

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Make the Move to Paper

November 17, 2017

We champion paper and board products as the preferred packaging solution as paper is a renewable resource.

With plastic bag bans or levies being introduced across many regions, we’re pleased to offer a 100% renewable, compostable and recyclable alternative. Our bags can be reused, can feature custom printing and are very strong – carrying up to 10kg!

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In Clear View

November 6, 2017

Our new Window Det-PouchTM means your products are always in view.

Consumers want food and packaging to enhance their busy modern-day lifestyle and allow them to eat on the go or in the office.

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A Fresher Look

November 3, 2017

Our versatile Endura range comes in a range of products including trays, cartons, chip cups and boxes, and is now available in white.

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From Home to Phone

October 27, 2017

Detpak is responding to an upward trend in the popularity of food delivery with tailored packaging solutions.

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QSR Media Detpak Awards and Conference

June 30, 2017

The QSR Media Detpak Awards, held last week, recognises and celebrates the very best of the Australian quick service and fast casual restaurant industry. 

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Detpak at QSR Media Awards

Detpak's Ron Tremaine (C) with Sumo Salad’s Lawrence Mitchell (L), and Justine Charlton of QSR Media.

KFC Australia recognises Detpak's contribution

June 23, 2017

At KFC Australia's recent awards night, Detpak Australia was recognised for an outstanding contribution to KFC’s growth and brand performance. 

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Detpak's Ben Suttell (centre) with KFC's Michael Aungle (left) and Michael Clark (right).

Focus on environmental awareness at HOFEX

May 25, 2017

Earlier this month, Detpak exhibited at HOFEX, Asia’s leading food and hospitality tradeshow.

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Detpak staff Kimmy Leung, Sue Chen, Anky Feng, and Sarah Moran at HOFEX

Detpak-designed KFC Go Bucket wins Good Design Selection

May 15, 2017

The KFC Go Bucket recieved a Good Design Selection in the Communication Design Category, in the 2017 Good Design Awards.

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KFC Go bucket
Good Design Award Certificate

Detpak NZ named Supplier of the Year for Restaurant Brands Ltd

April 20, 2017

The Detpak New Zealand team was named Supplier of the Year for its biggest customer, Restaurant Brands Ltd which operates KFC, Carl’s Jnr, Pizza Hut and Starbucks in New Zealand, and their award night recently.

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Detpak's Daniel Cross and Natasha Lewis (R) with Restaurant Brands Group Supply Chain Manager Leonie Reyneke