Biodegradable Plastic Air Cushions vs Paper Cushioning

The packaging industry is progressing every year in new innovative sustainable alternatives to plastics, but how do businesses choose which of these will work best for them? For most businesses, becoming more sustainable is blasting it’s way to the top of the “to-do list”, but with several different ‘sustainable’ options, and mixed messages on what …

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The Argument Against Plastics Has Become Emotional

Carbon was the main topic of conversation at Packaging Innovations 2020, which returned to Birmingham’s NEC on 26 & 27 February, with exhibitors and speakers alike putting the industry’s hottest subject in the spotlight. While exhibitors showcased the sector’s latest developments and technologies designed to lower packaging’s carbon impact, the two-day seminar programme featured the …

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Amazing ways to re-use a Cardboard Box (before you fully recycle it!)

STOP! Before you throw those boxes into the recycling skip at your local refuse centre (or shred them in your lovely Hub Packaging Shredder!) – consider these ways to give them a second life and entertain a small person near you 🙂 A Washing Machine A Tumble Dryer An AirStream-style Caravan A Handbag A Dream …

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Ten Affordable Tips for a more Sustainable Business

Sustainable green business initiatives are buzz-worthy for many a good reason – a greener workplace reduces its impact on the planet while becoming a more productive and healthier place to work. Going green might seem daunting, but contrary to what many cash-strapped small-business owners think, sustainability management doesn’t have to cost a fortune – in …

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The Facts on “Biodegradable”

Biodegradable is a generalised term for the physical and chemical decomposition of materials under certain environmental conditions and in the presence of specific catalysts. In the broadest sense, all plastics could be described as biodegradable as they will eventually disintegrate, but this can be misleading when comparing their environmental impact. To evaluate a plastic’s environmental …

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Reduce your Cost per Carton with Water Activated Tape (WAT)

How much is it costing you to seal your corrugated cartons? Did you know that you could save money, speed up the process, improve your packaging security and green credentials just by changing to water activated tape? We’re not talking about new technology here – gummed paper tapes have been around since Thomas Edison was …

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Simple Ways to “Green” Your Warehouse

There are several benefits to “going green” in your warehouse: from reducing utility bills and increasing sustainability to reducing your carbon footprint and providing your employees with an eco-friendly business they are proud to be a part of. For many business owners, though, thinking about going green is more than a little overwhelming. Knowing where …

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