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In this issue of Inside Packaging we ask whether aluminium cans could be a potential solution for the issue of plastic pollution and find out how and why consumers choose to spend their money on luxury and premium FMCG products.

We also look at how the spouted pouch has revolutionized the baby food category in recent years, explore the key opportunities for packaging innovation in the global makeup sector and learn more about how California’s passage of the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act in October 2017 will force makers of household products like detergents, air fresheners and disinfectants to list any ingredients linked to harmful health effects on product labels.

Finally, we explore the trends shaping the corrugated market, discover more about touch-free meat packaging and analyse the frozen and chilled food aisle.

In this issue

Could the Humble Aluminium Can Help Solve Plastic Pollution?
Cans are light, take up less space, they are unbreakable and easier to recycle. Can they solve the issue of plastic pollution? GlobalData finds out.
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Bioplastics: An Environmentally Sustainable Solution
The planet is in a precarious state. In just over a century, thanks to the discoveries of science and technological progress, humans have decidedly improved the quality of their lives. Assobioplastiche finds out more.
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Spoon Rest and Freshness Marker Add Value to Baby Food
The spouted pouch has revolutionized the baby food category in recent years, offering parents and carers a convenient means of feeding babies on the go. GlobalData takes a look an innovative new launch that puts a fresh twist on the established pack format.
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Packaging Opportunities in the Global Makeup Sector
The make-up sector is a saturated and highly competitive market, which means that brands continuously need to find new and engaging ways to appeal to consumers. Drawing from research by GlobalData, Eloise McLennan examines how brands are using packaging to enhance the appeal of products and target consumer trends.
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Disrupting the Market: Touch Free Meat Packaging
British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s launched its touch-free plastic packaging for its chicken range, in a bid to encourage millennials to cook at home more often. Jasmine Lee-Zogbessou looks at the way ‘touch-free’ packs could disrupt the market.
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The Frozen Food Aisle and The Problem of Plastic Packaging
The plastic pollution debate is more prominent than ever. With many companies pledging to go ‘plastic-free’, how easy is this to implement in the frozen food section? With plastic historically used to enhance shelf life, Callum Tyndall asks how practical it is for companies to completely eliminate plastic packs.
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Corrugation Sector: The E-commerce Backbone
Corrugated boxes have been the backbone of e-commerce and facilitate transport of anything from books to frozen fish around the world. Pamela Kokoszka finds out what trends are shaping this market and what machinery requirements are needed in order to make the boxes.
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New Ingredient Disclosure Rules are a Game-Changer for Non-Food Products
It’s an established practise for brands to streamline ingredients lists with non-specific ingredients, but consumers are starting to push back, demanding greater transparency. GlobalData takes a look at how California’s passage of the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act in October 2017 may pressure manufacturers to adopt a more open approach to ingredients on product labels.
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Next issue preview

In the next issue of Inside Packaging we find out more about upcycling premium tea products, investigate how and why consumers choose to spend their money on luxury and premium FMCG products and look at the role of smart technology.

We also examine the world’s first “plastic free” trust mark, profile the trends set to drive innovation within the cleaning and laundry sector and discover how the industry can adapt to the plastics ban.

Finally, we look at new fragrance formats in the personal care category and learn more about the unique opportunities to meet the needs of the ‘always on, on demand’ consumer generation.