In the new issue of Inside Packaging: can the industry match consumer demand for sustainability?

3 January 2019 (Last Updated January 25th, 2019 10:06)

In this issue: consumer demand for sustainability, smart packaging for cosmetics, Tetra Pak’s preparations for Industry 4.0, how packaging can add value to the make-up sector, and more

In the new issue of Inside Packaging: can the industry match consumer demand for sustainability?

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In this issue of Inside Packaging, we explore where the industry is doing best to live up to demands for more sustainability and what may be holding it back, find out how smart packaging is increasing the value of cosmetics offerings, and visit Tetra Pak to discover how the company is adapting to digital manufacturing.

We also examine opportunities for packaging in the make-up sector to improve convenience and functionality, and profile a range of dried fruit snack products making use of home compostable packaging.

Plus, we ask why UK supermarkets need to take the lead in the war on plastic, see how a new hair chalk’s packaging format offers a modern twist on the user experience, and discover how consumer rejection of plastic is seeing the sales of reusable water bottle soar.

In this issue 

Striving for sustainability: is the industry living up to consumer demand?

With a survey finding that 89% of the UK believes that packaging should change to be more sustainable, it would seem that supply would follow demand. Callum Tyndall explores where the industry is doing best and what may be holding sustainability back.

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Elevated appeal: smart packaging increases the value of cosmetic offerings 

Across the packaging sector, new technology and techniques are elevating the sensory appeal of products. Cosmetic packaging represents a particular opportunity for these techniques, from 3D designs to conductive ink.  Callum Tyndall finds out more.

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Industry 4.0: How Tetra Pak is adapting to digital manufacturing

Expected to deliver $500bn in value by 2022, smart factories are now an integral part of the manufacturing industry’s fourth industrial revolution: Industry 4.0. Ellen Daniel finds out how Tetra Pak is preparing for this next stage of manufacturing.

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Vision for the future: assessing the packaging industry’s technological position

With the rapid pace of technological change, it can be hard to keep up with where the industry stands. Callum Tyndall speaks to Steve Matthews, regional manager for the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia at BALDWIN Vision Systems, about the state of the UK’s packaging market and the place new technology has in it.

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Putting a pretty face on it: packaging opportunities in the make-up sector

With a huge selection of make-up products on the retail shelf, it can be difficult for brand owners to offer something unique. Packaging is a key element that can provide differentiation and added-value. Using research from GlobalData, Callum Tyndall explores opportunities in this sector.

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A stroke of luck: a new on-the-go hair colour chalk innovates the user experience

Many consumers like to experiment with their appearance, especially when this does not involve permanent changes. GlobalData takes a look at a new packaging format applied by Schwarzkopf & Henkel for a temporary hair colour answers those needs and adds a modern twist to the user

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Making snacks sustainable: is compostability the future of snack packaging?

Increasing urbanisation and changing lifestyles mean that more and more food is consumed on the go, much of it packaged in plastics which typically end up in landfill sites. In an effort to reduce the plastic mountain, Wallaroo Foods has launched a range of dried fruit snacks in home compostable packaging. GlobalData finds out more.

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War on plastic: UK supermarkets need to take the lead

Grocers should consider introducing more widespread deposit and return schemes instead of waiting for government action, since 88.9% of UK consumers stated that they would be likely to use a scheme as environmental concerns move higher up their agendas. GlobalData explores why the supermarket war on plastic needs to be led by the industry.

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Reusable water bottle sales soar as consumers reject plastic

Purchases of reusable water bottles and travel mugs are on the rise as consumers seek to reduce plastic waste, save money and stay hydrated. Benefitting most are Amazon and the grocers, as price and convenience attract kitchen-storage shoppers.  GlobalData finds out more.

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Next issue preview

In the next issue of Inside Packaging we find out how container films are innovating to provide sustainable alternatives, examine how robotics are helping to improve the safety of food and beverage packaging, and explore the increasing growth of the aseptic packaging sector.

We also discover how brands can use packaging to differenetiate their products in the crowded snack sector and profile a new ‘green’ yoghurt tub lid that can be detected by recycling equipment.

Plus, additional insight and analysis from GlobalData.