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…

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…

Saving Food Via Resealable Packaging

Resealable packaging has become a most effective feature in reducing food waste. By Michael Dossor MAIP, Group General Manager, Result Group.   Many studies have proven packaging to be an environmentally advantageous and cost-effective strategy to reduce in-home and in-store food waste. At the present time, packaging seems to be…

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…

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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