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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. […]
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 […]
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?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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), […]
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 […]
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 […]
There is no denying that packaging designers and manufacturers have a shared responsibility to do anything they can to protect the environment. Creating a sustainable packaging design used to be challenging, but nowadays there are easy ways aplenty to go green. Do you, too, want to jump on the sustainability bandwagon instead of adding to […]
Experimenting with eco-friendly packaging materials that go beyond paper, plastic and glass is key for any packaging manufacturer who wants to stay ahead of the game. This article takes a closer look at three recent innovations in natural, sustainable packaging materials.