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portrait Jim Hardisty

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...

Getting their pound of plastic

By Nigel Coates, managing director, LVF Packaging PLASTIC waste hasn’t been far from the top of the public enemy number one charts since Sir...
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.
portrait Michael Bennett

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.
red lpr pallet

The importance of pallet quality in automated systems

WITH almost all goods, especially those in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector, being moved on pallets, it is no surprise that there has been a steady growth in the use of automated pallet-handling systems.

Pharmaceutical trends: 2020

Adrian Pittock, marketing director at pharmaceutical consumables supplier Valley Northern, looks at pharmaceutical trends for 2020 Artificial intelligence Artificial intelligence (AI) has become an increasingly popular...

Covid-19: Developing a food service business continuity plan

As Bunzl has been nominated by the UK Home Office as a ‘critical supplier’, Tri-Star Managing Director Alex Noake looks at the effects of...

Secure sealing for all

The benefits of leakproof and tamper-proof packaging should not be denied to consumers with limited grip strength. Selig sales director Peter Tindale explains how...

Keeping tabs on the latest fads

In a recent report, Mintel predicted modern takes on sustainability, health and wellness, and convenience will reshape the food industry. Phil Brown, MD of...

Sixth sense: a time to act

The recent update to the BRCGS Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials has put the safety and quality of packaging materials - and...