Packaging is very important as it is not only the sole protector of your product, but it also can double up as some very effective marketing, if you get it right. Not only that, consumers look for an indication from packaging that they are making the ‘right choice’. This, in itself, gives a lot of […]
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The UK has recently announced its plans of cutting greenhouse gas emissions to almost zero by 2050, under the government’s new plan to tackle climate change. Britain is the first major nation to have proposed this target, perhaps after increasing pressures from demonstration groups such as the extinction rebellion and it has been praised by […]
The plastic packaging in the UK which can be recycled has increased by more than 2000% since 2001. The industry works hard to improve recycling methods, along with collection and sorting the materials. Only 26% of plastic used in the UK ends up in the landfill, and in 2016, 45% of plastic packaging, around 1,015,000 […]
You may assume that investing in a shrink wrap machine is unnecessary for your business. However, they are a product we sometimes take for granted. With such a multitude of functions and uses, finding the purpose of a shrink wrap machine is simple; we’ve created a list of the top reasons why your company could […]
Last year, a survey of 7,000 consumers over several European markets were asked about their views of plastic packaging and packaging recyclability. The survey found, primarily, that consumers of all groups were concerned with the resource-efficient and recyclable packaging used on the products they bought.
Polyethylene is the most popular and commonly used plastic in the world, used in shopping bags, toys and shampoo bottles. There are over 100 million tonnes of the material’s resins produced annually, which accounts for 34% of the plastics market. Following on from our blog post about the advantages and disadvantages of polypropylene, in this […]
Companies that produce, use or sell packaged goods are obligated to follow packaging waste regulations set out by the UK government. These regulations are in place to reduce the packaging waste that ends up in landfill and ensures packaging fulfils the essential requirements.
Oxo-biodegradation is biodegradation, defined as being “degradation resulting from oxidative and cell-mediated phenomena, either simultaneously or successively. Oxo-biodegradable plastics are made from polymers such as polyethylene, polypropylene or polystyrene and contain a pro-degradant catalyst which helps the plastic degrade in the presence of oxygen.
Polypropylene is considered the steel of plastics due to its versatility; it can be modified in countless ways to suit multiple applications. It has become the second-most widely produced plastic in the world. When it was first made in 1951, its popularity soared within six years, and today is the material of choice for manufacturers […]
A common sign of poor packaging is damage to the product. Whether it is the primary or secondary packaging, if it is not durable enough to withstand the conditions it faces along the line, it is not likely the product will reach the consumer in good condition. This can be costly to manufacturers, who could […]