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Lindsay Tanner draws crowd at APPMA dinner

Close on 100 APPMA members and guests, representing 35 companies, gathered at the MCG on 10 September to hear former Federal Minister Lindsay Tanner give his frank and forthright assessment of the state of play in the world of politics, economics and industrial change. Given Lindsay Tanner’s credentials as a speaker, it was no surprise […]

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Why stopping food waste is more important than ever

With more than a billion tonnes of food wasted every year, APPMA member TOMRA offers its insights into the problem and a view of what can be done to fix it. The world is currently wasting 1.3 billion tonnes of the food produced for human consumption every year, which amounts to a third of all food produced […]

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Closing the loop with Krones

Seeking to help create a world without plastic waste, the ambitious founders of US recycling startup rPlanet Earth have invested in a massive PET recycling line from Krones. Bob Daviduk and Joe Ross are looking to make a dent in the amount of plastic that ends up in incinerators, landfills, or the environment every day. […]

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ABB breaks ground on factory of the future

ABB has broken ground on its new US$150m robotics manufacturing and research centre in Shanghai, expected to open in 2021. The 67,000 square metre facility will, according to ABB, be the most automated, advanced, and flexible robotics factory in the world, and will feature robots making robots; it will also incorporate an onsite R&D centre […]

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