Monthly Archives: March 2016

The UK’s Carrier Bag Tax is a Blessing in Disguise

Outrage about the 5p tax on carrier bags swept across Britain at the end of last year – well, not Wales, we already had this tax – but what’s all the fuss really about? Sure you have to pay 5p anytime you want a carrier bag but is it really the end of the world?

No. In fact, this move could be a great thing for packaging in the UK. That’s right, we said it! This tax is a good thing and here’s why:

No More Flimsy Plastic Bags

You may have noticed it yourself, but there has been a steady drop already in the number of single use plastic bags being used. If you’re paying for a bag then you demand a certain quality and that means that you get much better bags for your 5p. This is great because it means you don’t have to worry about all your groceries breaking the bag as you walk home from the shops. Continue reading…

8 Top Tips for Streamlining Your Business

Running a business is tricky and there’s so much to think about that it can be easy for certain aspects of your company to go astray. Being streamlined is the best possible way of reducing the amount of capital that’s required to keep everything running smoothly.

Here are just a couple of ways that you can make your business more efficient and ensure that your money’s worth: Continue reading…

Ikea is Going Green and You Should Too!

When it comes to flat pack furniture, Ikea is a market leader by a fairly long margin. However all those bits of furniture require careful packaging to ensure that they arrive at the customer’s house in pristine condition.

Previously, this required a lot of polystyrene packaging which isn’t great for the environment. However, Ikea is now looking to employ a new biodegradable, eco-friendly packaging solution in the form of mycelium. Continue reading…

The History of Food Packaging

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From metal tins and glass bottles, to plastic bags and foil-lined packets, food packaging has come a long way in its relatively short history. We now have tens, if not hundreds, of packaging materials and designs at our finger tips, but it wasn’t always this way.

Let’s jump in our metaphorical time machine and take a look back at the history of food packaging over the last century. Continue reading…