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Environmental Packaging

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Responsibility to Reduce Waste Lies with Packaging Suppliers

A growing awareness of waste, prominent media coverage and the BBC’s Blue Planet II series are cited as the three primary reasons that the UK public are taking a greater interest in packaging. In Beyond the Box research, which surveyed 2,000 UK consumers, the majority...

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Cut Packaging Costs

Packaging can be beautiful, eye catching and attractive. As such it can change our perceptions about a product and its value, as well as influencing our buying decisions. Innovative packaging design can make a product immediately stand out from the competition. Equally, the same product,...

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No More Free Coffee

…Unless you bring your own reusable cup. Waitrose customers have long enjoyed a free hot drink as part of their food shopping experience. This has been a popular perk, but things are about to change. In a bid to take a more environmentally responsible stance,...

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Consumer’s Role in Influencing Packaging Materials

The scale of the global plastic problem makes it seem insurmountable. As individuals, we can feel disempowered. Even if we take a stand, how can we possibly make a difference? On our own, little can change, but we’re not on our own. Millions of people are...

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The Beauty of Sustainable Packaging

We love a personalised experience that makes us feel good. One place we can get exactly what we’re looking for is the hair and beauty industry. It has been enjoying a significant boom since 2016 and consistently invests in new ways to attract customers. In...

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Alternatives to Plastic Packaging

Next week, representatives from the packaging industry will be heading to the NEC in Birmingham for the Packaging Innovations exhibition. Consistently focused on the challenges and solutions facing the packaging industry, a core theme of this event is sustainability. In particular, the event will debate...

Plastic Packaging and the Environmental Plan

Details of the Governments 25 Year Environmental Plan are to be shared in the coming weeks. There’s no doubt that high profile issues surrounding marine pollution and the Paris Climate Agreement Targets have to be tackled. Drastic measures are needed to encourage sustainable production and consumption,...

Take Action: 5 Alternatives to Plastic Packaging

Plastic air pockets, bubble wrap and air cushions have been used in packaging since the late 1950’s. These fillers have certainly helped to provide a protective layer when sending items in the post. They’ve helped billions of products to withstand the effects of vibration and shock...

Expansion of UK Sustainable Forests

Although Aylesbury Box Company can make corrugated cardboard from 100% recycled materials, our standard boxes are made with 76% recycled materials. The combination of recycled and new fibres adds strength to our boxes and is essential for some product packaging, including food items. Sustainable Forests Cardboard recycling...

Kids Tackle Packaging Waste

How do you encourage young people to bin their litter? The Government is considering the introduction of a ‘reward and return’ scheme. A financial incentive could certainly help to increase plastic bottle recycling, but is it enough? When it comes to young people, peer influence...