All articles by GlobalData Consumer

  1. Paper beats plastic: the shopping bag comes full circle

    The plastic shopping bag, the hated urban tumbleweed of modern life, has had a bad time recently. Its days are…
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    19 Jul
  2. China’s door slam on plastic waste adds urgency to the ‘war on plastic’

    In January 2018, China initiated the biggest change in plastic recycling in history by effectively banned the importation of over…
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    16 Jul
  3. Is the world ready for more biodegradable packaging?

    The University of Warwick has found a new type of biodegradable plastic that can be tossed out with food scraps….
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    12 Jul
  4. Packaging innovation spotlight: a clever innovation for coffee lovers

    Innovations make life easier, especially in the world of consumer product packaging. There are some ground-breaking solutions changing people’s habits…
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    3 Jul
  5. Will fibre become the new plastic?

    As the war on plastic continues, the race to find its replacement is also heating up. The latest contender could…
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    20 Jun
  6. Packaging innovation spotlight: over-packaged or perfect for stylish up-cycling?

    Premium tea products are often beautifully packaged to attract the consumer’s eye and somehow justify the high price demanded, but…
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    4 Jun
  7. World’s first “plastic free” trust mark could be the next great FMCG label claim

    In the span of about a year, concern over plastic packaging and plastic waste has hit a critical mass and…
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    31 May
  8. Co-op’s new initiative will test UK’s appetite for plastic bottle recycling

    Co-op leads the charge by implementing the UK’s first plastic bottle deposit scheme and it will become an example for…
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    18 May
  9. Fan-like flow regulation closure for flexible oil dispensing

    Modern consumers are looking for solutions that make their lives easier. As such, the packaging industry is constantly looking for…
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    30 Apr
  10. Recycling words: why the UK’s ‘Plastic Pact’ announcement was underwhelming

    If non-profit organisation WRAP was looking to ease the concerns of consumers with its UK ‘Plastic Pact’, its announcement left…
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    27 Apr