• Founding Plastic Pact members share their vision

    Founding Plastic Pact members share their vision

    More than 40 businesses and 15 organisations have become founding members of The UK Plastics Pact, the new joint initiative from the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and the first of a global network which aims to make the entire plastics value chain work towards a set of targets that will keep plastic in the economy and out of the environment by 2025.

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  • Race to create “to go” products for more demanding consumers

    Race to create “to go” products for more demanding consumers

    Busy consumers are forcing brands and retailers to develop new style products and services to keep up with their constant on-the-go lifestyles. Seven in 10 shoppers say convenience is more important than five years ago when it comes to shopping and almost one in five demand same day delivery when ordering online.

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  • Industry urged to take advantage of renewables insights

    Industry urged to take advantage of renewables insights

    Awareness of ongoing research into packaging made from natural renewable resources needs to be raised according to both the Packaging Society, and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), which are striving to keep their own members, and members of the packaging industry as a whole, up to speed with the latest developments and show how they are becoming more viable alternatives.

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  • The best global packaging innovations recognised at WorldStar Awards night

    The best global packaging innovations recognised at WorldStar Awards night

    The leading lights of global packaging received their awards at a glittering international event last night.
    The awards ceremony and gala evening for the WorldStar Awards, organised by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) took place during the 1st WPO Board Meeting of 2018, in Gold Coast, Australia, at the same time as the AIP National Conference.

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  • International experts discuss future packaging and logistics strategies

    International experts discuss future packaging and logistics strategies

    The future of international packaging and logistics industries are to be put in the spotlight at a forthcoming event in Dortmund, Germany, when experts from across the two sectors will gather to discuss industry challenges around global packaging development, standards and practice, management and logistics.

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  • Wonderful waste time for Earth Day

    Wonderful waste time for Earth Day

    Packaging manufacturer Coveris has celebrated Earth Day 2018 by engaging colleagues in environmental awareness initiatives and developing new partnerships within local communities. The initiatives, to help improve areas nearby to its operating sites, have involved litter picks, a beach clean, tree planting and recycling competitions. Over two tonnes of waste have now been collected by Coveris teams during Earth Day activities.

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  • New superpower to take on the discounters

    New superpower to take on the discounters

    The UK’s second and third largest retailers, Sainsbury’s and Asda have announced that they are to join forces in a a £15bn merger, with Sainsbury’s paying almost £3bn in cash to Asda’s parent company, Walmart, along with 42% of the combined business. Experts predict that it will create Britain’s biggest grocer by market share.

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  • Advances in probiotics research for healthcare

    Advances in probiotics research for healthcare

    Clinical trials by researchers at Nitto Pharma, Kyoto, using fatty acid (HYA) derived from probiotic bacteria show potential health benefits in treating metabolic disorders. Their findings were due to be presented at the American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) Meeting, in Minnesota, USA, in May.

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  • Packagers must cater to changing habits of German consumers

    Packagers must cater to changing habits of German consumers

    German consumers are getting older; eating more flexibly outside the home; eating ideologically or in line with religious beliefs, and have diets that reflect individual values as they attempt to optimise their physical and mental performance.

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