Packaging Innovation
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recyclable packaging

Consumer confusion: just how recyclable is your packaging?

Your packaging designs, labels especially, have loads to say. Literally. There’s the list of ingredients you’re obligated to include, of course, and perhaps you’ve even adopted the much talked-about traffic light system. If you’re smart, your packaging also tells consumers just how eco-friendly the product as well as the packaging materials are – Millennials, after […]
sustainable pouch packaging

What does it take to make pouch packaging truly sustainable?

A common misconception among consumers as well as vendors is that pouch packaging must be biodegradable in order to be sustainable. However, as pouches are not and should not be biodegradable – we’ll explain why below – those consumers and vendors wrongly assume that pouches are not eco-friendly by a long shot. Read on to […]
sustainable packaging trends

Is your food packaging in line with today’s sustainability trends?

Sustainability is a trend no industry can afford to ignore these days. As consumers are more and more concerned with the environmental impact of their purchases, brands and packaging suppliers must pull out all the stops to establish and maintain a green reputation if they want to continue to thrive in today’s increasingly competitive landscape. […]
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 […]
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?
biodegradable packaging

‘Going nuts’ over biodegradable food packaging design!

Research has shown that U.S. consumers aged 18 years and older are increasingly interested in biodegradable packaging. To be more precise, 45 percent of adult consumers in the United States interviewed in 2017 claimed to purposely buy food from brands which offer products in biodegradable packaging whenever recyclable packaging is not an option. Brands like […]
soy ink eco-friendly packaging desi

Eco-friendly packaging design: what makes soy ink so sexy?

If you think your packaging design can’t possibly get any greener, chances are you’re forgetting about ink. What’s that? You did forget to bring ink into the equation? Then you’re in for a treat. Because eco-friendly inks come in a wide variety of types these days, and in many cases they’re a great means for […]
sustainable packaging design

Packaging design: to protect, transport … and serve a higher purpose

Consumers expect a lot from packaging. More than ever before, in fact. Obviously, packaging has to control a product’s shelf life and be sturdy enough for the consumer to transport the product without giving it a second thought. But these days it must also serve a higher purpose, offering the consumer not just a well-preserved […]
Dirty Beacsustainable shampoo packaging

Sea-ing the potential of sustainable shampoo packaging!

Did you know that about 25 percent of plastics end up in our oceans or waterways? That means that, by 2050, the plastic in our oceans will outnumber the fish! Fortunately, more and more packaging manufacturers are stepping up to the plate, focusing on sustainable production methods and recyclability. Manufacturers like Procter and Gamble (P&G), […]
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 […]
Just how sustainable are aerosols

Just how sustainable are aerosols? The answer will surprise you!

When someone says ‘sustainable packaging’, aerosols don’t exactly spring to mind. Aerosols, after all, received quite a bad rep some thirty years ago when it turned out CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons), which were commonly used in aerosol products, deplete the ozone layer. A lot has changed since then, except for … public opinion. To this day, the […]