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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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Navigating the packaging tax

With the Packaging Tax looming in April there has never been a more important time to look at ways of reducing the use of single use plastic. There will always be a requirement for some form of transparent waterproof packaging but if we can find ways of reducing the amount that is used then we […]


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Compostable packaging

Almost everything we produce (unless it is laminated) is compostable but why is that important? In reality 97% of households don’t compost so when you are making your packing buying decisions perhaps it is more important to focus on the sustainability and environmental impact of the materials you use. The other question is can you […]


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The continuing board shortage

Folding boxboard, carrier board and white-lined chipboard continue to see challenges in supply which is why we are working closely with our clients to find the best possible solutions that are available at the right price. It is certainly not a perfect scenario but if clients are prepared to be flexible in their requirements we […]


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What is sustainable packaging?

There are huge debates about sustainability, ethical packaging, reducing carbon emissions, recycling, using recycled materials; so, what is the right approach. (As a cardboard box manufacturer, we would know!) However, the reality is that there is no right answer. The right decision is all about taking a balanced view – the material that may be […]


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