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Posted: 1 Feb 2023

Single-use shopping bag ban in Victoria was introduced on 1 January 2019, and includes all lightweight shopping bags which have a thickness ... Read more >

Posted: 14 Jun 2022

Across Australia, different regulations are currently in place for single-use plastic items. Th... Read more >

Posted: 12 Jan 2022

Plastics have become part of our everyday life. They are inexpensive, convenient and used in many applications. However, the single... Read more >

Posted: 26 Oct 2021

In the course of the company’s history, spanning over 40 years not only has Castaway® brand been changed – their product designs have also bee... Read more >

Posted: 19 Oct 2021

Sun, fun and food… There’s nothing like a bit of sunshine to encourage people to get out and about – and this Summer many of us will be takin... Read more >

Posted: 14 Oct 2021

‘Make the Switch’ to Castaway® Food Packaging. As Australia continues to ramp up policy and regulation on single-use plastics, it... Read more >

Posted: 10 Aug 2021

Coffee is no laughing matter to Australians, which means quality beans and brewing kits are a home necessity.In a time when things are so up and ... Read more >

Posted: 3 Aug 2021

In a bid to tackle pollution and environmental damage, Queensland became the second state after South Australia to pass bans on si... Read more >

Posted: 7 Jul 2021

Governments are continuing to ramp up policy and regulation on single-use plastics. At the national level, governments have made their expectations... Read more >

Posted: 23 Jun 2021

We are heading into the Winter months and cafes and restaurants across the city are introducing mouth-watering, seasonal to cater to the cooler wea... Read more >

Posted: 30 May 2021

Plastic is an incredibly useful material, but in the wrong place, plastic – particularly single-use plastic – can create challenges for our env... Read more >

Posted: 19 Apr 2021

2021 has marked a fresh start for a host of businesses which are finally back operating.From a old-new pub, to cafes and restaurants, accommodati... Read more >

Posted: 31 Mar 2021

This weekend saw 3,000 runners and walkers take to the streets of Port Macquarie participating in the 10th anniversary event. #RunFest Port Macqu... Read more >

Posted: 25 Mar 2021

Plastic has transformed our everyday lives. But the volume of plastic, and its long lifespan, makes it one of our biggest waste problems. Castaway... Read more >

Posted: 27 Nov 2020

Product features Sturdy and sanded to a smooth finish, these wooden utensils are comfortable to use. Made from sustainably sourced FSC certified b... Read more >

Posted: 22 Oct 2020

Plastics have become a controversial subject when it comes to food packaging, however in the right circumstances they are a necessary part of our... Read more >

Posted: 15 Sep 2020

Congratulations to South Australia - leading out with the first legislation passed in Australia to ban single use, problematic and unnecessary pl... Read more >

Posted: 19 Jun 2020

Market Outlook There’s no denying food delivery apps such as UberEats or Menulog are popular, and that the demand for takeaway food is growing a... Read more >

Posted: 21 Feb 2020

BRKFST’ homemade breakfast bowl, an early pioneer in the small batch world, has inspired so many others. After years of sharing her grandparents... Read more >

Posted: 22 Jan 2020

On Saturday 25 January, the annual celebrations for the Chinese New Year officially begin. Food plays an important role, with many dishes eaten for... Read more >

Posted: 21 Jan 2020

Bringing flavour and life to Byron Bay cafe scene, Zentveld's is a roastery and plantation with a proud reputation for offering newly Australian es... Read more >

Posted: 16 Aug 2019

Last September 2018 marked the announcement of the 2025 National Packaging Targets, by the Minister for the Environment.As a signatory of the Austra... Read more >

Posted: 30 Apr 2019

BEFORE THE EVENTDeclare you’re going completely compostable or banning non-recyclable plastic items Communicate with stallholders t... Read more >

Posted: 20 Feb 2019

Once upon a time street food conjured up images of greasy meals that were likely to send you to the Emergency Room, but these days street food is a... Read more >

Posted: 7 Dec 2018

The Golden Bean Coffee Roasters Australia and New Zealand coffee roasting competition slurped its way through the scenic town of Port Macquarie, for t... Read more >

Posted: 12 Nov 2018

MPM Marketing Services and its employees support a number of charities, such as the Ronald McDonald House South East Queensland (RMH SEQ). The South B... Read more >

Posted: 24 Oct 2018

There is a huge opportunity for catering operators to grow their sales during Christmas and New Year, whether it’s by adding Christmas-inspired h... Read more >

Posted: 8 Oct 2018

It would seem that eating inside a bricks-and-mortar restaurant is not the favoured place to eat these days. The food truck trend has swept acros... Read more >

Posted: 2 Oct 2018

It is estimated that 10 million plastic straws are used in Australia every day. They contribute to the estimated 150 million tonnes of plastic fi... Read more >

Posted: 30 Aug 2018

The sun is shining, the sky is a picture-perfect shade of blue and you’re excited to dust off those sandals and floral frocks… Spring has arriv... Read more >

Posted: 19 Jul 2018

The countdown is on again and we’re starting to feel the ‘AeroPressure’! Prepare to escape the daily grind and get highly caffeinated at the 201... Read more >

Posted: 31 May 2018

Several IGA Supermarkets throughout Australia are now trialling the new Castaway® recyclable plastic meat trays. Made from recycled bottles, they rep... Read more >

Posted: 5 Apr 2018

Check your pizza box size. No-one wants to lift the lid and see a pizza that looks too small! Check that you have the perfect diameter box for the por... Read more >

Posted: 16 Feb 2018

With less than six months to go before the plastic bag ban comes into effect in Queensland and Western Australia, now is the time to make the switch t... Read more >

Posted: 4 Dec 2017

The best coffee roasting businesses were awarded on 25th November at the 12th annual Golden Bean Roaster’s Competition and Conference. The pirate-th... Read more >

Posted: 11 Oct 2017

?credit to With the success of the 2017 Australian Roasting Championship, we’re thrilled to announce that Castaway... Read more >

Posted: 3 Oct 2017

The award-winning barista, Tilly Sproule of Queensland's Tim Adams Specialty Coffee has emerged as the champion of this year’s Australian Specialty ... Read more >

Posted: 15 Jun 2017

As a local manufacturer, we go to great lengths to design and source our products to be ethically and environmentally responsible from long standing l... Read more >

Posted: 12 May 2017

Currently, up to 1 billion disposable coffee cups end up in Australian landfills every year, which equates to more than 7,000 tonnes of cups, taking o... Read more >

Posted: 24 Oct 2016

Are you looking for a sustainable and cost-effective way to package your product? Packaging products with paper bags has proven to be one of the best ... Read more >

Posted: 26 Sep 2016

Castaway® Food Packaging is always open to opportunities to give back to the community. This year, we are thrilled to be one of the supporters of Oz... Read more >

Posted: 1 Aug 2016

Why is packaging so important? Because people eat with their eyes before they eat with their mouths.Before a customer sits down to eat something, th... Read more >

Posted: 6 Jul 2016

We're excited to announce that Castaway Food Packaging will be at this year's Metcash Supermarkets & Convenience Expo and Independent Grocers All... Read more >

Posted: 22 Apr 2016

RediServe® trays and clams make it easy for foodservice professionals to quickly package and present takeaway foods. Various sizes, shapes and finish... Read more >

Posted: 22 Apr 2016

Hosted at Fine Food QLD at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 10th – 12th April, the World’s Richest Barista Competition challen... Read more >

Posted: 15 Dec 2015

The World largest coffee roaster will be held in Rydges, Port Macquarie, NSW on 16-19 November. After the successful 10th Compak Golden Bean Competiti... Read more >

Posted: 15 Dec 2015

Make the switch to a cost-effective & hygienic Napkin Dispenser!‪Serv-Rite® napkins are designed for one-at-a-time dispensing which minimises... Read more >

Posted: 15 Dec 2015

Have these Castaway products for FREE! Join the #iwantaCastawayPack photo contest.This contest is open to all Castaway users that want to take home ... Read more >

Posted: 15 Dec 2015

The Compak Golden Bean is the largest coffee roasters competition and conference of its kind in the world. This year they received a historic 1250 act... Read more >