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Adopting new ways of working to suit the new normal

Amid the Covid-19 lockdown, Rick Hindley, executive director at Alupro, discusses how the industry body has adapted its operations to continue delivering its work...
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Glass-sealing adds spice to packaging

Demand for herbs and spices in glass packaging may be good for the planet, but it leads to challenges - particularly when it comes...
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Can (and should) sustainability be a USP for food brands?

GOOD news! Sustainability has arrived at the heart of the c-suite: and thank goodness there are opportunities to make money from it too.
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Where does 3D printing fit into the plastics manufacturing mix?

3D printing - also called additive manufacturing - is often touted as a trend and technique to rival injection moulding

All hail the hidden heroes of plastics

Pete Beavis, senior sector specialist and materials scientist at R&D tax credit specialist ForrestBrown, explains why we need to stop demonising plastics, approach new...
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Brands must act now to improve sustainability of packaging

By Teresa Del Re, NE head of marketing and innovation at DS Smith THE environmental impact of our industry has been thrust into the media...
Richard Daley

The truth about plastic and chemical recycling

THE Blue Planet II effect may well have become shorthand for growing public desire to tackle plastic pollution of the natural environment, but as one of the most versatile materials at our disposal continues to be demonised, there is a real risk of blinding ourselves to the opportunities that already exist which can help to solve the problem.
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A circular approach to filmic packaging

Promoting a circular economy in flexible film packaging is essential and is leading the development of new products across a wide variety of market sectors, explains Julie Eller, sales director at RPC bpi protec

Fulfilling the new normal

Online retailers will need to find ways of working in the new normal to support what is likely to be an increasingly vital direct...
Marlena Hardy

What does Amazon’s Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP) standard mean for your brand?

Amazon’s Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP) standard has transformed the way Amazon vendors and sellers think about their packaging. Marlena Hardy, e-commerce packaging development manager at...