All articles by Elliot Gardner

  1. The next industrial revolution: Packaging and ‘Industry 4.0’

    It is a challenging time for the UK manufacturing industry. With one of the lowest productivity levels amongst leading industrialised…
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    12 Dec
  2. Something sweeter: creating plastic from sugarcane

    Most plastic varieties contain toxic chemicals and the very creation of plastic goods is often a harmful activity, making use…
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    30 Nov
  3. The UK budget: where does the packaging industry stand?

    The UK’s autumn 2017 budget has been revealed by the Chancellor Phillip Hammond, and as expected proposed changes to the…
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    22 Nov
  4. Iggesund: Apple’s not-so-secret sustainable packaging partner

    Swedish company Iggesund has worked to supply electronics giant Apple with materials for its packaging for over a decade, but…
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    7 Nov
  5. Packaging the departed: using cardboard to develop sustainable coffins

    What happens when one of Europe’s leading packaging specialists is tasked with solving the problem of rising funeral costs in…
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    31 Oct
  6. Could Coca-Cola’s micro-chipped bottles be the future of sustainable packaging?

    There has been much talk lately on the sustainability of packaging and its environmental impact, especially of plastic waste. Even…
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    24 Oct
  7. A plastic iceberg: the Greenpeace response to Coke’s recycling strategy

    In July, Coca-Cola GB announced its new recycling strategy, including a call for a UK-wide reform in plastic recycling, and…
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    19 Oct
  8. Nestle, Unilever and a polluted beach in the Philippines

    Nestlé and Unilever’s UK offices have pledged to reduce waste and are champions of their company’s respective environmental achievements, but…
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    16 Oct
  9. Bag for life, or for death? The deadly bacteria found in reusable shopping bags

    Single-use plastic carrier bags are an environmental scourge. They’re not easily recycled, while also being fragile and tough to reuse…
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    12 Oct
  10. All bottled up: alternatives to the humble plastic drinks container

    Plastic waste is an issue that the world cannot ignore. It’s a topic that came up again and again at…
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    26 Sep