These articles are tagged with "plastic packaging"
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 […]
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 […]
One of the most exciting innovations in the food and beverage packaging industry in the past few years, 3D printing technology is here to stay. More and more companies are discovering the virtually endless opportunities 3D printers have to offer, using 3D printing technology to create personalized packaging on request and even reducing plastic waste […]
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 […]
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.
It’s no secret that plastic six-pack rings pose a major threat to animals and the environment in general. Over the years, many businesses and organizations have attempted to come up with sustainable alternatives to this (unfortunately) popular type of plastic packaging, but they failed to wow the world. Then Saltwater Brewery decided to give it […]
The packaging industry has changed dramatically in the last decade and will undoubtedly continue to do so, but one thing’s for sure: flexible packaging is trending – and it’s here to stay. Store shelves and pantries all over the world are stocked with flexibly packaged products as we speak. Never before has packaging been so […]
The packaging industry has changed dramatically in the last decade, moving from a one-size-fits-all approach to one of flexible packaging that can be tailored to the properties of a wide range of products. As flexible packaging is the most economical and convenient packaging method to date, it comes as no surprise that store shelves and […]
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 […]
Even though they can be quite hard to open at times, blister packages are incredibly useful. The pharmaceutical industry, for instance, would be nowhere without blister packaging to contain and keep sterile all sorts of pills. So what other benefits lie beneath the hard to open surface of these clamshell packages?