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The BIG Plastics Debate Puts Plastic Alternatives Under the Microscope

The BIG Plastics Debate Puts Plastic Alternatives Under the Microscope

Stuart Pritchard August 13, 2019 0

Experts from some of the world’s biggest brands, including Carlsberg, LUSH Cosmetics, and Just Eat, will come together at Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2019 to debate the industry’s hottest topic – sustainability. With plastic no longer king

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Environmental Impact Study Confirms Cartons Compare Favourably With Reusable Glass Bottles

Environmental Impact Study Confirms Cartons Compare Favourably With Reusable Glass Bottles

Stuart Pritchard August 9, 2019 0

A state-of-the-art environmental lifecycle assessment (LCA) has confirmed that single-use beverage cartons compare favourably with reusable glass bottles – and outperform single-use PET bottles – across the fresh milk, juice and UHT milk market

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Waitrose Unpacked Refillables Test To Launch In More Shops After Positive Response In Oxford

Waitrose Unpacked Refillables Test To Launch In More Shops After Positive Response In Oxford

Stuart Pritchard August 6, 2019 0

Waitrose & Partners is to extend its ‘Unpacked’ test in Oxford beyond the original end date of 18 August and has committed to introducing elements of the concept into three more shops by the

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Böen Partners With Sharpend And Guala Closures To Launch First NFC-Enabled Wine Bottles

Böen Partners With Sharpend And Guala Closures To Launch First NFC-Enabled Wine Bottles

Stuart Pritchard August 5, 2019 0

Californian wine brand Böen, part of Copper Cane Wines & Provisions by Joseph Wagner, announces itself as the first United States wine brand to deploy Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology to date. NFC connected bottles

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New Show Features Unveiled for UK’s Most Exclusive Packaging Event

New Show Features Unveiled for UK’s Most Exclusive Packaging Event

Stuart Pritchard August 2, 2019 0

Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2019 will introduce three new show features when it returns to Olympia on 11 & 12 September – an education initiative, a one-of-kind trend showcase and a zone

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M&S Supports Shift Towards Reusable Containers For Fresh Food-To-Go

M&S Supports Shift Towards Reusable Containers For Fresh Food-To-Go

Stuart Pritchard August 1, 2019 0

M&S has become the first major retailer to introduce a reusable container incentive for fresh food-to-go at its Market Place counters, as part of its plan to reduce single-use packaging.  The new scheme will

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InterContinental Hotels Group Opts For Bulk-Size Toiletries To Reduce Plastic Waste

InterContinental Hotels Group Opts For Bulk-Size Toiletries To Reduce Plastic Waste

Stuart Pritchard July 31, 2019 0

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced that its entire hotel estate of almost 843,000 guest rooms will switch to bulk-size bathroom amenities, with the transition to be

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PPMA Total Show 2019 To Host The Latest Sustainable Developments And Industry Insights In Packaging And Processing

PPMA Total Show 2019 To Host The Latest Sustainable Developments And Industry Insights In Packaging And Processing

Stuart Pritchard July 30, 2019 0

PPMA Total Show 2019 will open its doors at the NEC, Birmingham, from 1 – 3 October for what will be the most comprehensive production line event in the UK. During the three days,

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Expedition To World’s Most Polluted Beach

Expedition To World’s Most Polluted Beach

Stuart Pritchard July 30, 2019 0

James Beard of Valpak, which sponsored an Explorers Club Flag Expedition that bagged six tonnes of waste from the most densely-polluted beach in the world, has concluded that prevention is the only viable option

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Sainsbury’s Becomes First Retailer To Remove All Black Plastic From Chilled Ready Meals

Sainsbury’s Becomes First Retailer To Remove All Black Plastic From Chilled Ready Meals

Stuart Pritchard July 30, 2019 0

Sainsbury’s has announced that it will be the first retailer to replace black plastic trays from chilled ready meals, with a recyclable alternative, as it works towards meeting its goal of reducing, reusing, replacing

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