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cardboard crisis of covid
09 March, 2021
The increase of online shopping as brought a cardboard shortage...
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Significant improvement of environmental footprint of paper sacks 09 March, 2021 the European kraft paper and paper sack industry has put further efforts into improving its carbon footprint. In only three years, between 2015 and 2018, the carbon intensity of a...

A bright future for metal packaging 22 February, 2021 The last year has been a very strange one, with a number of consequential developments in the packaging supply chain that have arisen from consumer behaviour changes and...

Join the dots 19 February, 2021 Join the dots: Revolutionising workflow and enhancing productivity in the packaging print industry. Workflow is inextricably linked to productivity. With the pandemic compounding a...

Lessons for brand owners: Leveraging digital printing to unlock new marketing opportunities 08 February, 2021 A survey conducted with leading consumer goods professionals explores what digital print might mean for the next generation of packaging in a post-pandemic world. One thing is clear:...

Upstream Innovation 08 February, 2021 This is intended as a practical guide to help organisations innovate towards achieving their circular economy goals for packaging. Packed with practical tips, decision support...

New Plastics Economy Initiative 25 January, 2021 The New Plastics Economy Initiative, from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, has been at the heart of initiatives to improve plastic recycling so that it does not end up in the oceans or...

Time for online to shine 25 January, 2021 E-commerce is fast reaching parity with traditional retail models, and it won’t long before the majority of our shopping takes place online. What does this mean for packaging?...

Lockdown brings labels into the light 11 January, 2021 Consumer interest in product labelling has grown sharply in recent years, particularly when it comes to the food and beverage market. Producers are required to include more...

Print: A Crucial Element 11 January, 2021 No matter the technology used, and even though some parts of the market may be more mature, print is always going to be vital in the packaging and converting process. Whether...

Trucircle 18 December, 2020 With its TRUCIRCLE portfolio, SABIC is capturing value from sources like animal-free bio-based feedstock and post-consumer recycle, which have traditionally been ignored or discarded....

Square the circle 18 December, 2020 Packaging waste and its reduction or removal continues to be of key concern to both consumers and the brands that supply them. Despite the intrusion of coronavirus into the...

The burning question 08 December, 2020 PLASTIC POLLUTION SCARS LANDSCAPES, FILLS OUR OCEANS AND HARMS THE HEALTH OF THE WORLD'S POOREST PEOPLE. Nevertheless, global plastic production is still increasing,1 and is set to...

The future of food packaging ~ Sustainable materials for the food industry 08 December, 2020 From your favourite childhood sweets to your perfect bottle of wine, food and beverage packaging can be as evocative as the food itself. But that is not its primary purpose. Here...

Fibre, research and future thoughts 24 November, 2020 As a spectator one is granted the benefit of a wider field of vision, which in the case of cartons means that an outsider might see a number of trends that are connected through their...

Shine on 24 November, 2020 Perhaps second only to 'protecting the product within', finishing is possibly the second oldest trend when it comes to packaging. While sustainability, light-weighting, and...

Carton recycling trial set for Tesco stores 10 November, 2020 Tesco, Kellogg and the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE UK) have announced a five month trial to collect cartons at in-store recycling points.

Data: The next wave in forestry productivity 09 November, 2020 To achieve both environmental and production goals, the forestry industry needs effective management and harvesting processes. Today, they are being transformed through more effective...

Graphic-paper producers: Boosting resilience amid the COVID-19 crisis 26 October, 2020 Four proven actions can help graphic-paper producers rebound despite the market declines that have been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic by Abhinav Goel, Felix Grünewald,...

All the taste, none of the waste 26 October, 2020 Producing paper products generates a lot of waste. In the classic recycling cycle, the production waste or surplus is shredded and then returned to the production process. The...


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