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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Go Green for the Holiday season

Green is one of the traditional colors of the Holiday season, but the green we have in mind is the environmentally friendly kind. Here’s a list of some eco-friendly, energy saving tips that will put you at the top of Santa’s nice list – Ho Ho Ho!   1. Use LED Lights These small Light …

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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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