The Benefits Of Using Plastic Packaging For Food

Plastic packaging often gets a bad press. As the abolition of free plastic bags in supermarkets demonstrates there is a lot of opposition to the use of plastic bags and legislation brought in to curb their use. What isn’t considered, as with all the world’s great inventions, is how well plastic helps preserve food better [...]

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 [...]

Facts About Polybags

You may have come across the term polybags, which like many things relating to names for plastic items is a shortened version of the correct chemical name. So let’s explore the facts about polybags including where the name comes from. Firstly, the name polybag is actually short for polyethylene bag which would be a bit [...]

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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 [...]

Dawn of a New Era for the Plastic Shopping Bag

The introduction of the 5p charge for disposable plastic shopping bags in England has effectively brought an end to the era of throwaway shopping bags. However, there are plenty of positive to be drawn, now that plastic will be put to more sensible use. Plastic of course is one of the world’s greatest inventions. Imaging [...]

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 [...]

The Case for Plastic Packaging

Plastic packaging has helped to revolutionise the way we store food and brought convenience to countless billions of people since it was first introduced. Despite this the material is often cast as one of the main causes of waste and harm to the planet but look more closely and this reputation is far from deserved. [...]

Why Flexible Pouch Packaging Is Catching On

With convenience and ease of opening now a big trend in packaging, stand-up pouch packaging proving to be a popular choice for food manufacturers who want to appeal to people on the move. Besides having a big advantage over other forms of food packaging, the stand-up pouch can also offer a way to reduce carbon [...]

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. [...]