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Delivering value in a changing world

Rodney Steel, CEO of the BCMPA, discusses the latest outsourcing trends TODAY, the one thing we can be certain of is change. From the unknowns of...

Plastic packaging tax — will we be ready?

To accelerate the recycling of plastic, the UK Government has issued a policy paper on the introduction of the plastic packaging tax, which is...

Outsourcing comes of age

Emma Verkaik, membership & marketing director of the BCMPA, the Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment & Logistics, predicts the already growing role that...

Sustainable challenges for closures

Darren Dodd, service and marketing director at Selig, discusses how the environmental agenda is bringing into question how beverage companies use packaging seals in...

Making the switch to greener alcohol packs

Stefano Pistoni, senior business development manager of wine, spirits & beverage at UPM Raflatac, discusses how the firm is working with alcoholic beverage companies...
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Go hail plastics!

Jim Hardisty, managing director of Goplasticpallets.com, explains why we need to stop demonising plastics but rather celebrate those who are innovating with this material, just...

Packaging and digital need to work together to maximise brand awareness

By Scott Baxter, First Internet THE last few years have seen the retail industry change completely, with an increase in e-commerce being accelerated by the...

Why values are important to Scottish packaging companies

By Louise Findlay-Wilson, MD of Energy PR When I first worked with packaging companies some 30 years ago, I was struck by the huge focus...

Outsourcing will continue to deliver in 2023

Emma Verkaik, membership & marketing director of the BCMPA, the Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment & Logistics, reflects on the growing role that...

Custom packs can help small firms stand out

Steve Brownett-Gale of Lifestyle Packaging explains the role custom packaging can play in maximising impact for independent businesses IN today’s marketplace, where 42% of consumers...