Ergonomics In Food Packaging

About as useful as a chocolate teapot. We’ve all heard the phrase—probably from a disgruntled spouse when we’re being a little uncooperative. However, the colloquialism points to a surprisingly common issue with modern food packaging, poor ergonomics. Here, Miguel Campos, export sales manager at food packaging supplier Advanta, explains some…

One Size Doesn’t Fit All When It Comes To More Sustainable Packaging

Sustainability is complicated, and when it comes to packaging, it can manifest itself in many ways and on many levels. Most consumers want ‘to do the right thing’ but as feedback from trade event ProSweets19 showed, they often lack understanding about the complexities of materials composition, when paper or plastic…

Consummately Coveted

The Voss mineral water comes from a remote area in the wilds of Norway—and is one of the fastest-growing premium water brands, with double-figure annual growth rates. Voss originally flourished with the glass bottle. Now, the water is conquering the markets in PET bottles as well. For this purpose, the…

Shoppers Want Convenience, Not Sustainability—Packaging Manufacturer Warns

As supermarket giant Tesco axes fresh food counters at 90 of its stores, Miguel Campos of food packaging manufacturer Advanta, explains why this isn’t a demonstration of cutting costs, but adapting to customer needs.   Tesco’s decision to reduce fresh food counters in stores was met with a flurry of…

How Can Label Printing Boost Food Product Sales for SME Manufacturers?

What does it take to create a successful pre-packaged food product? A delicious bit of food is an important prerequisite. But on most occasions, customers make the decision to buy something well before they’ve tasted it. In order to stand out at that stage, manufacturers must rely on something other…

The Role Of Packaging In Reducing Food Waste

Prof Pierre Pienaar, Education Director from the Australian Institute of Packaging and President of the World Packaging Organisation looks at how food packaging contributes to food waste. The function of food packaging ranges from protecting products from damage, spoilage and contamination. However, it is also critical in ensuring that food chains are sustainable and is…

Biodegradable Plastics: Environmental Impacts And Waste Management Strategies

Tony Seers from the Australian Institute of Packaging and Australasian Bioplastics Association explores the ramifications of bioplastics disposal within marine environments and strategies towards proper waste management practices.  According to The Australian Standard,  ‪AS4736, biodegradable bioplastics are only “compostable” or “biodegrable” in terrestrial landscapes, and are most suited for biodegradation…

New Packaging Policies Are A Global Game Changer

Susan Hansen, Global Strategist, Food&Agri Supply Chains for Rabobank, explores the changing packaging policies in China and its global impact.    The Policy Challenge Over the last couple of years, local and national governments worldwide have presented strategies for dealing with the growing challenges of packaging waste. Some of these proposed…
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