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Smurfit Kappa accelerates CO2 emissions reduction in 2020

Smurfit Kappa continues to make significant and tangible progress on achieving its sustainability targets according to its 14th Sustainable Development Report ("SDR"). It highlights the company’s long-standing objective to be an impactful business that drives change and nurtures a greener…

  • 2 days ago

Pressure to reduce plastic use risks disrupting paper recycling and stifling innovation

Recycling labelling proposals from the UK Government risk disrupting the paper recycling stream, which currently operates efficiently, and shutting out much-needed innovation which can provide a route to genuine recycling with the increased use of coated paper. This is the warning from Aquapak, the…

  • 26/04/2021

Huhtamaki acquires leading manufacturer of paper bags, wraps and folding carton packaging in China

Huhtamaki, a key advanced manufacturer of sustainable packaging solutions for consumers around the world, has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Jiangsu Hihio-Art Packaging Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of paper bags, wraps and folding carton packaging in China. The company…

  • 23/04/2021

Why it is time to reduce the use of stretch film

Environmental concerns, rising cost of raw materials and the impending Plastic Tax are making packaging and logistics companies think twice about their use of stretch film. But is it possible to cut the use of this warehouse staple? According to Antalis Packaging’s Machinery & Systems…

  • 20/04/2021

Amcor partners with Nestlé to bring sustainable packaging to shelves

Amcor has leveraged its global R&D resources to help Nestlé put enviro-conscious consumers first, by making Smarties the first confectionery brand to move to recyclable paper packaging in Australia. The new packaging is made from sustainably sourced thermoformable paper and is dynamic…

  • 14/04/2021

War on plastic: Is it time to bring back the term Litterbug?

What happened to the term, Litterbug? For context, it was a phrase that was bandied about on the school playgrounds during the 1990s - an unwanted tag for children who were caught littering. It was a jibe and one, speaking from experience, that you didn’t want to be on the end of. Being…

  • 11/02/2021

DS Smith to launch virus resistant packaging

As we adjust to the new normal with packaging playing an ever greater role in our lives, fears around packaging safety are front of mind. Six in ten consumers now claim to wash their hands thoroughly after touching packaged groceries and household products. These fears could be eased today…

  • 03/12/2020

Pandemic cannot mean sustainability takes a back seat warns packaging giant 

Packaging giant DS Smith is warning brands and retailers that the Covid-19 pandemic does not mean they can overlook their environmental efforts after European research shows that shoppers continue to prioritise sustainable packaging. The new study, conducted by DS Smith and Ipsos MORI, a global…

  • 24/11/2020

What is the True Cost of Returned Goods?

An increase in fulfilled orders means more returns. If you have returns that are still unprocessed, chances are you're losing potential profits, sacrificing warehouse space and wasting labour resources. The Autobag® 650H bagging system helps increase labour productivity and reduce operational…

  • 12/11/2020
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2020 has seen package deliveries become a national pastime

2020 has seen package deliveries become a national pastime: your delivery process has become as important as your product … Gary Peeling, CEO, Where The Trade Buys … Gary Peeling, CEO at UK commercial print company: Where The Trade Buys , currently producing PPE for UK education spaces, workplaces…

  • 08/09/2020