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Workforce of the future
18 May, 2021
If deployed in the right way, automation is capable of addressing...
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Upstream colour 18 May, 2021 At the end of last year, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation published a game-changing report about how packaging can up its game to reduce upstream plastic pollution. In support of...

Paper world 18 May, 2021 While sustainability remains high on the agenda for packaging companies, there is a major difference between words and action. Nestlé has never turned away from a challenge,...

Plastic revolutions 18 May, 2021 Through investment, innovative projects and start-ups, the Alliance to End Plastic Waste is committed to removing plastic waste in the environment. To learn more about how it is...

Soft machine 18 May, 2021 Flexible packaging accounts for more than half the packaging mix across all categories (except beverages), and is widely recognised and lauded for its lightweight, excellent...

Sign of the future 18 May, 2021 The labels industry is striving to become more sustainable through a joined-up consortium of major players, known as CELAB. Mike Backnin talks to Brian Lawrence, CELAB’s work...

Socially mediated 18 May, 2021 The use of packaging as a marketing tool is on the rise, allowing brands to leverage aspiration, raise their innovative perception and test new concepts without the cost of a...

NEW DEPOSIT RETURN SCHEME ADMINISTRATOR FOR SCOTLAND CREATED 01 March, 2021 Drinks producers, retailers, and trade associations have joined forces to establish Circularity Scotland Limited, a new, not-for-profit scheme administrator seeking to operate...

Road to recovery 09 December, 2020 The New Plastics Economy Initiative from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has been at the heart of programmes to improve plastic recycling so that it does not end up in the oceans or...

Drowning in plastics 03 December, 2020 The use of plastics has dramatically increased since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, creating issues around plastic waste disposal. The following is an edited extract from a...

Cogs in the machine 03 December, 2020 Throughout 2020, the year of coronavirus crisis management, one of the consistently performing parts of the packaging supply chain has been machinery. Whether it is delivering goods...

Packaging in a pandemic 03 December, 2020 The effects of the coronavirus on the global food packaging supply chain have been wide-ranging and fi lled with consequences for the industry as a whole. Matthew Rogerson speaks...

Prepared for the future 03 December, 2020 Pre-press has been central to the printing industry for decades, yet has long suffered from a number of cost and efficiency problems. But, with the rise of automation, the field may...

Square the circle 03 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...

Together forever 03 December, 2020 Emma-Jane Batey speaks to design engineer Andzejus Buinosvskis and marketing manager Mariya Ushakova from RETAL to learn how this global plastic packaging manufacturer is exceeding...

It's all good 03 December, 2020 For too long, the print industry debate has focused on conventional versus digital, yet there is plenty of room for both as they offer different positives and strengths. So, let’s...

Unbox the future 11 May, 2020 While polystyrene is 100% recyclable, its potential as a recyclable material is not yet fully exploited. Styrenic Circular Solutions is looking to jump-start recycling rates and...

Industry fate is sealed 07 May, 2020 Before the Covid-19 reality, sustainability led the agenda for the packaging and converting industry, dictating a number of the newest innovations and launches. A key example of this...

Lead the charge 07 May, 2020 With the world stumbling to a crisis point in its flagrant use of plastic, especially single-use, a drastic change in direction is needed. Multinationals are leading the way in...

Long live print 07 May, 2020 Even in our digital age, print remains hugely important to the packaging sector – it’s the first aspect of a product a consumer sees. Annie Scanlan, membership and information officer...


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