Sustainability in a circular economy: new issue of Inside Packaging

9 May 2019 (Last Updated August 12th, 2019 14:59)

In this issue: embracing the circular economy, working with reclaimed ocean plastics, digitalisation of the supply chain, the most sustainable alternatives to plastic, and more.

Sustainability in a circular economy: new issue of Inside Packaging

Inside Packaging is back for another issue packed with industry news and analysis. You can read the magazine for free online on dekstop,  tablet or smartphone.

In this issue of Inside Packaging, we explore how digitalisation is transforming the packaging industry and ask whether aluminium cans are as sustainable as claimed.

We also round up some of the most prominent sustainable materials currently on the market and break down the concept of a circular economy and how it functions.

Finally, we speak to TerraCycle and its industry partners about the Loop waste-free shopping platform, and learn how ocean plastic can be reclaimed and put to better use.

In this issue

The digitalisation of the supply chain

Technology has rapidly changed industry and digitalisation is now transforming the supply chain. With packaging closely tied into not just its own supply chain but also those of the food & beverage industries, how is digitalisation causing it to evolve? Callum Tyndall examines the transformation.
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Will drinks companies say ‘yes we can’ to sustainability challenges?

With canned wine and cold brews increasingly hitting supermarket shelves, is switching to aluminium cans the next step for sustainability? Joe Baker spoke to Marcel Arsand, chairman of trade body the Can Makers, to ask why cans are enjoying a boost.
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Anything but plastic: exploring the most innovative sustainable packaging alternatives

Companies are increasingly looking to replace plastic in their packaging as the push towards sustainability continues, and the options for alternatives are rapidly increasing. Joe Baker explores some of the most prominent and most innovative sustainable packaging alternatives on the market.
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Introduction to the circular economy

Among the various efforts to push the industry towards more sustainability, the adoption of a circular economy could lead to significant reductions in waste production. Callum Tyndall finds out more.
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Closing the Loop: TerraCycle’s circular economy and its impact on packaging

With the announcement of waste-free shopping platform Loop from TerraCycle and some of the world’s largest consumer product companies, single-use plastic could be reduced significantly in the future. Joe Baker speaks to TerraCycle and some of the partners involved to find out more.
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Ocean plastic: will more packaging companies take the plunge?

While environmental organisations slowly pick away at the plastic icebergs clogging up the ocean, companies on land are seeking to reintroduce the fruit of their hauls back into the supply chain. Joe Baker finds out what the current challenges involved in using reclaimed ocean plastic in packaging are and if more companies will move into the field in the future.
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The recurring insanity of labelling recall – and how to avoid it

As global regulations stiffen and the cost of non-compliance climbs, manufacturers must find a method to end the madness of recurring labelling recall. Craig Jones, VP for enterprise sales engineering at PRISYM ID, explains how doing so will not only remove risk but unlock the potential for additional cost savings.
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Next issue preview

In the next issue of Inside Packaging, out in July, we explore the benefits of seaweed packaging and whether it could hit the mainstream, learn more about Tetra Pak’s vision for connected packaging, and find out if squid protein is the answer to the plastic waste problem.

We also examine anti-counterfeiting solutions for packaging, and explore how drinks companies need to respond to consumer demand for transparency in regards to sustainability.

Plus, we take a look at the packaging opportunities for manufacturers to explore in the haircare, fragrances, and non-alcoholic drinks sectors.

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