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  • British Standard for the ‘circular economy’ launched

    British Standard for the ‘circular economy’ launched0

    A new standard which recognises how organisations and individuals are contributing to the circular economy has been launched by BSI (the British Standards Institution). The ‘circular economy’ is a concept which challenges organisations to re-think how their resources are managed to create financial, environmental and social benefits. BS 8001 was developed to meet these mutually

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  • How to design the perfect craft beer label

    How to design the perfect craft beer label0

    With a staggering 22 million+ barrels being produced in the U.S. alone in 2014 – and sales in excess of $19 billion (that’s roughly £13 billion for our UK readers) – the craft beer market is extremely lucrative to say the least. However, with over 4,000 breweries now registered in the U.S. (and plenty more

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  • Survey shows industry reliant on EU workers

    Survey shows industry reliant on EU workers0

    A recent survey by the British Plastics Federation (BPF) shows that the industry remains reliant upon EU workers — especially temporary workers — and that Brexit has encouraged many companies to consider automating some roles. The UK plastics industry is the third largest manufacturing sector in terms of employment, employing 166,000 people, of which, roughly

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  • Anniversary article reveals integrated steel approach

    Anniversary article reveals integrated steel approach0

    Agricultural producers and retailers are shifting towards a more integrated approach when it comes to steel packaging, according to the third in a series of articles commissioned to celebrate APEAL’s 30th anniversary. APEAL (the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging) published the article to share views about the future of steel for packaging.

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  • Get ready for WorldStar down under!

    Get ready for WorldStar down under!0

    Hot on the heels of this year’s successful event, organisers of the WorldStar Packaging Awards are urging packaging companies all over the globe to start preparing their submissions for the 2018 awards, which are now open for entry, with Australia set to be the host country for the next awards ceremony. Submissions for the 2018

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  • Latest trends for packaging of fresh produce presented

    Latest trends for packaging of fresh produce presented0

    Fresh produce packaging is in focus in the latest viewpoint from Stora Enso. In this packaging trend report, the company identifies insights for brand owners and retailers within the fruit and vegetables category. The report confirms that sustainable fibre-based packaging can increase profit margin and reduce food waste. The report notes that as much as

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