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The importance of educating kids on compostables

By Daphna Nissenbaum, CEO and co-founder of TIPA In 2018, when Briton Dee Caffari skippered her Volvo Ocean Race crew through the Atlantic, the team...

Food waste issues – can packaging play a part?

By Mark Shaw, new product development technical manager, Parkside FOOD waste is attracting significant attention around the globe and with good reason. Food waste 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...

Utilising digital print to drive packaging innovation

By Lorenzo Angelucci, CEO, Transcend Packaging If these unchartered times have taught businesses anything, it is the importance of being able to adapt, respond and...

Brexit instability leaves UK suppliers in demand

By Stephen Jarrold, sales and marketing director at Denny Bros WHEN you arrive at any trade show, you have a number in mind. A target...

Many unhappy returns

As the shift towards online and mobile-only sales gathers pace, many retailers are struggling to cope with the impact a culture of overbuying and...

Takeaway packs that do more than curry favour

By Daniel Schwitzer, director of communications & sustainability, amipak WE’VE all ordered our favourite cuisine from a local restaurant but found it cold when it...

The packaging challenges posed by an ageing population

Industry faces the challenge of creating packaging that is secure and tamper-proof, but also easy to open for elderly consumers and those who lack...

Flexibility key to current tray sealing challenges

Tony Burgess, Proseal’s head of sales and control systems, outlines some of the main food industry issues from the perspective of tray sealer manufacturing FLEXIBILITY...

Is £200 a tonne enough to move the dial?

Kathy Illingworth, head of sustainability consulting at Ecoveritas shares some insight into the Plastic Packaging Tax and questions if the price is right to...