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black plastic

Black plastic no longer has the packaging industry in its spell

A little more than a year ago, WRAP (also known as the Waste & Resources Action Programme) notified packaging industry players in the UK that black plastic waste was being sent to landfills rather than recycled by local authorities because it is simply too difficult to break down. One of the first to respond to […]
UK to ban plastic straws

So long, plastic straws? UK set to call for reform

Did you know UK consumers throw away about 8.5 billion plastic straws every year? Meanwhile, the battle against plastics ending up in our oceans is still very much ongoing. Unsurprisingly, Prime Minister Theresa May and the Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance are now urging all Commonwealth countries to put a stop to plastic pollution. If Secretary of […]
pouch packaging recyclability

How will pouch packaging fare amid the anti-plastics trend?       

Consumers are increasingly saying no to plastic packaging – but they’re not always sure which kind to reject. While the anti-plastics movement is undeniably gaining ground, flexible packaging is trending as well. Which leads many consumers, brand owners and packaging designers to wonder: just how eco-friendly are pouches?
innovative plastic water bottle design

Is this the most refreshing plastic water bottle design yet?

Plastic water bottles are usually thrown away when empty, or reused once or twice at the most. Steven Klein decided it was time to change that. Were you one of those kids who made the craziest K’nex constructions? Then you’re going to love this.
Lactips biodegradable plastic packaging

Got milk-based plastic packaging? Lactips created it!

Did you know that approximately 300 million bags of chemical waste are disposed of every year? And that tons of left-over chemicals end up in landfills and even the consumer’s water supply? Now that waste management is more important than ever, a great deal of packaging manufacturers are rising to the occasion with innovative green […]

Recycling plastic packaging just got even more interesting

The UK packaging industry is currently experimenting with a new technology that will take recycling plastic packaging to a whole new level. If successful, an invisible ‘barcode’ made from metal oxides will make sorting and separating plastics easier than ever at an incredibly high speed.

Can plastic cans replace metal cans for good? Yes they ‘can’!

Packaging designers are always trying to reinvent their designs in a bid to keep up with the ever-increasing demands of shoppers. And to have their product stand out on the shelves, of course. Consequently, the food packaging industry is probably one of the most innovative industries in the world. And yet, there is one type […]

Coca-Cola provides second life for empty plastic bottles

Recently, Coca-Cola came up with a new ad campaign, created by Ogilvy & Mather China. The TV commercial features the new second life kit from the brand, that allows you to put empty plastic bottles to good use by screwing an accessory on top. Instead of throwing them in the bin, users can use their […]
What are the advantages and disadvantages of plastic packaging?

The advantages and disadvantages of plastic packaging

Despite popular belief plastic packaging is not always the worst choice from an environmental viewpoint. In fact, plastic has some benefits other materials generally believed to be eco-friendly, glass to name one, lack. While both materials can be recycled, in reality over forty percent of the plastic made is recycled every year, while only twenty […]
plastic packaging

Is plastic packaging saving or destroying our planet?

Most of us probably agree that plastic packaging is bad for the environment, yet what alternative packaging material do we have at the moment that’s as cheap as plastic and more environmentally friendly? A recent study from the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the Canadian Plastics Industry Association has determined that six different categories of plastic […]

Sustainable packaging in 2013: biodegradable bioplastics

Sustainability has become an important part of (marketing) budgets for 2013 and the need to think green is sure to continue for many years to come as both regulation and consumers become stricter on ecological issues. Some companies have already made great strides in reducing the impact of their products on the environment. For example […]