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Plastic vs Cardboard Packaging: The Pros and Cons | Part 2

In our last instalment, we looked at the pros and cons of plastic. We think it’s fair to say that plastic may not be the first material on your list if you are looking for the most environmentally friendly packaging option. This is why we thought to bring cardboard into the mix. In this article, we look […]


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Plastic vs Cardboard Packaging: The Pros and Cons | Part 1

Many businesses are deciding to use cardboard packaging rather than plastic packaging, especially with the new Plastic Tax that is now in effect. However, using cardboard instead can have its own environmental drawbacks.  For instance, cardboard production uses a lot of water and produces emissions. If the production team does not responsibly source it, it could contribute […]


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UK Plastic Packaging Tax FAQs

What will happen to the revenue from the Plastic Packaging Tax With the UK Plastic Packaging Tax (‘PPT’) now here, we answer some of the most commonly asked questions we hear from other businesses in the UK. What actions should we take now to implement the UK Plastic Packaging Tax? The UK Plastic Packaging Tax will need […]


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What will happen to the revenue from the Plastic Packaging Tax?

Packaging businesses are preparing for the impact of the plastic packaging tax, which came into effect in April 2022. The new levy will apply to all single-use plastics, including straws, bags, and cups. While some businesses are worried about how the tax will impact their bottom line, others see it as an opportunity to invest in […]


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Plastics are becoming a bigger environmental and climatic issue

According to a recent poll published in The Times, 46% of the public considers “lack of incentive to recycle” to be one of the most serious problems with plastic packaging. The question for us is whether plastic packaging is truly the problem – if it is suitable for its purpose – and if, as a […]


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Think outside of the box: Reinventing your packaging

Reinvention: The action or process of drastically altering something to the point that it appears to be completely different. When was the last time you gave your packaging a second thought? Is it time to reinvent your packaging? Is cardboard packaging the answer? Below, we focus on four strong reasons to reconsider your packaging strategy: rising costs, […]


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Navigating the Cardboard Supply Crisis | Part 2

Many businesses are feeling the impact of nationwide cardboard shortages. Many businesses are finding it challenging to locate corrugated packaging. Even major news agencies, including the  BBC, The Telegraph, and The Daily Mail, have recently emphasised the UK’s current cardboard crisis. In the last instalment of “Navigating the Cardboard Supply Crisis”, we had a look at what the […]


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Navigating the Cardboard Supply Crisis | Part 1

Many businesses are feeling the impact of nationwide cardboard shortages. Many businesses are finding it challenging to locate corrugated packaging. Even major news agencies including the  BBC, The Telegraph and The Daily Mail, have recently begun to emphasise the UK’s present cardboard crisis. While the packaging industry has been fully aware of this impending problem since well before the […]


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Cardboard Packaging: How Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine impacts the Industry

The full scope of the medium and long-term implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on the cardboard packaging industry is not yet clear, but we do expect it to be imminent. The war has already directly impacted the sector, boosting raw material costs and changing how enterprises function. Various operations in Ukraine have come to a halt, […]


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France Government Bans Single-Use Plastic Packaging for Perishable Products

In France, a ban on single-use plastic packaging for the sale of about 30 different fruits and vegetables went into effect on January 1, 2022. The restriction intends to deliver on legislation passed in February 2020 to combat waste and promote a circular economy. Forcing many businesses to now look into the use of cardboard […]


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Selecting Suitable Cardboard Printed Packaging – Part 1

While the ability of your packaging (i.e., cardboard boxes) to protect your products in transportation is crucial, adopting printed cardboard printed packaging may also have a significant brand and commercial benefits. What kind of print should you go with? Our packaging printing company will explain the four primary forms of printing available for cardboard transport, retail, and […]


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What is environmentally friendly?

There is a huge amount of “information” in the media about being environmentally friendly but what does that mean for packaging? Should it be recyclable? Should it be compostable? Could it be recyclable and compostable? What is the carbon footprint on the manufacture and delivery of the packaging especially if it comes for Far East? […]


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