Why Green Packaging Can Mean Different Things Depending On the Material

As the use of plastic bags is being rapidly reduced by the 5p charge, many people are welcoming the news. But reducing the use of plastic bags and replacing them with other materials won’t necessarily make a greener planet. This is because eco-friendly or ‘green’ means different things depending on what the environmental impact will [...]

Why Consider A Bag for Life?

We are currently at the start of a transformation in plastic bag use which hasn’t been seen for more than a generation. Plastic bag use is already being dramatically reduced, but this could have the effect of increasing the use of the bag for life. The bag for life is a relatively new form of [...]

Durability Of Plastic Bags Is More Important Than Ever

The fall in the use of plastic bags since the introduction of the 5p charge has been dramatic according to government figures. However, reducing our dependence on plastic bags may just be the start of a war on other types of packaging. The effects of plastic bags incorrectly disposed of in the environment is not [...]

This Year’s Food Packaging Trends

We are currently witnessing a revolution in the way food is packaged and consumed and this is helping to create new opportunities for brands to reach out to new target demographics. With this in mind here are five key trends to watch out for this year… Packaging is getting greener Appearing and being seen to [...]

How To Attract Consumers To Your Food Packaging

Here are a selection of our top food packaging design tips to help attract consumers to your products. If you have just launched a new food product, you probably want consumers to feel as enthusiastic about it as you do. You will also want them to buy your brand rather than anyone else’s of course. [...]

Why Do People Use Plastic Carrier Bags?

Plastic bags have been a part of our lives for many years, but there is a growing resistance to their use from eco lobbyists who highlight the potential impact on the environment. For most of us however the plastic carrier bag is an addiction that will be difficult shake for consumers and brands. Even with [...]

What Is Biodegradable Packaging?

Population growth and greater awareness of the need to reduce pollution in the environment have led to increased demand for Biodegradable Packaging but what exactly is Biodegradable Packaging and why is it better than using conventional packaging. To be considered biodegradable, packaging has to be made from organic material. It must also be possible for [...]

The Essentials Of Sweet Bags

Most adults and children alike love sweets but no matter how sweet the confectionary is inside, packaging is of vital importance when getting people to buy and this includes your sweetie bags! When choosing a design for your sweet bags, the first thing to do is consider colour. Unlike other forms of packaging, plain is [...]