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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Be the Boss of the Q4 Rush!

6 Ways to Prepare your Packaging Operation for Q4 The accelerating growth of online retailing has enormous implications for distribution and fulfilment specialists. Smart planning before the peak will help to ensure that your packaging operation delivers maximum throughput with minimum labour. Businesses are preparing for what is going to be another ground-breaking growth year …

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Delight to the Dump – the Circularity of the Cardboard Box

Angelika Christ, Fefco’s Secretary General, explores the circular economy potential of the humble cardboard box and gives advice on how to optimally dispose of it. By now, almost everyone is familiar with this scene: The mailman arrives with a package. It contains something you ordered online, something you’ve been waiting for. In the moment you …

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The Influence of E-commerce on the Packaging Industry

As more and more consumers embrace online shopping, packaging continues to play a pivotal role in both the brand and the consumer’s ecommerce experience. With online purchasing causing a need for companies to adapt to change, we look at innovation in the packaging industry as a result of the rise of ecommerce.   Speed and …

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The Challenges & Opportunities of E-Commerce

The challenges and opportunities of e-commerce – How can e-commerce consumer trends boost the adoption of smart and intelligent packaging? How can we make sustainability the core of packaging design? What are the implications for packaging in an omnichannel world? E-Pack Europe 2019, which took place on 25-27 March in Berlin, engaged with these questions …

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Consumer-led Convenience – meeting Millennial needs

How are millennials paving the way for consumer-focused packaging in today’s markets? We explore how convenience, experience, ethics and sustainability are huge drivers for this generation when they are purchasing products. The history of packaging is a storied one. Tracing roots back almost 3,500 years, the ancient Egyptians constructed rudimentary containers from biomaterials such as …

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The Paradox of Packaging

Is packaging really the scourge of our society? Would we be better off without it? Should other consumer issues be getting more attention? The paradoxes within the packaging debate make it difficult for businesses to explain where efforts should be focused. We’ve asked Dick Searle, Chief Executive of The Packaging Federation and Alasdair James, Director …

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Designed for Greater Sustainability – an overview of our Warehouse & Distribution Centre

Our new Warehouse & Distribution Centre was designed from concept to enhance its environment and deliver greater sustainability for Hub Packaging, our customers and our neighbours. This is a brief overview of how we did it. We addressed a number of key areas with the following results: LIGHTING We worked in conjunction with our partners …

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5-Peaks Hike fundraiser for the RNLI

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ fullwidth=”on” specialty=”off” disabled_on=”off|off|off” disabled=”off”][et_pb_fullwidth_image _builder_version=”3.0.92″ src=”” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” background_color_gradient_overlays_image=”off” use_overlay=”off” /][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.92″] This Saturday (6th May) Lester, Kevin & Russell from Hub Packaging will be embarking on a gruelling 5-Peak Hike across the Mourne Mountains taking on the following peaks: Bearnagh (739m), Slievenalogh (638m), Slieve Corragh (692m), Slieve Comedagh (819m), and …

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