• How can we reduce plastic pollution in the oceans?

    How can we reduce plastic pollution in the oceans?

    By Barry Twigg, Chairman, National FlexibleOur much-respected National Treasure Sir David Attenborough ably abetted by the BBC, quite rightly raised awareness of the plastic contamination in the world’s oceans. In doing so the programme instigated a dose of ‘Plastic Paranoia’ throughout the UK and many other countries to whom the series was duly sold. But has

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  • Bright future for global luxury packaging market

    Bright future for global luxury packaging market

    An insight into the luxury packaging market that continues to grow globally, driven by exciting trends – the surge of personalised packaging, attention to sustainability issues, economic and demographic drivers.   Data from the Smithers Pira report The Future of Global Packaging to 2020 estimates a total world market for all packaging in 2015 worth

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  • Brexit, Film Prices and Self Audits

    I think Brexit came as a surprise to most of us and it is for that reason few companies made preparations for the fallout from such a momentous decision. Having admitted last month to being totally unprepared for the short term consequences to prices of film supplies, as time passes we are now able to

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  • The Sugar Tax Cost:  Sugary Drinks Tax will Cost Suppliers Half a Billion

    The Sugar Tax Cost: Sugary Drinks Tax will Cost Suppliers Half a Billion

    The Sugar Tax is to be implemented in the UK by the Conservative Government after years of lobbying by celebrity chefs, dieticians and health advisors. Chancellor George Osborne has estimated that the tax levied will raise £530 million (more than 740 million US dollars).   The Sugar Tax has been introduced in an effort to reduce

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  • Infographic of UK supermarkets’ websites and how they used to look

    Ever since Sir Tim Berners-Lee put up the first web page on August 6th 1991 we have been astounded by the changes in websites. Looking back at some of the great brands of our time they, and we, had no idea of how integral the internet would become in our lives. Our UK supermarkets were

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  • 40.8 Million of Us Watched the Christmas Ads on Youtube

    40.8 Million of Us Watched the Christmas Ads on Youtube

    The British Public used to know it was Christmas when the Coca-Cola advert came on TV. Now we know it’s Christmas when the John Lewis ad is aired, or, of late maybe the Sainsbury’s ad – Remember the game of football during World War Two? Not everyone supported it, some found it cynical, but most

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