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Packaging and Recycling: Litter Breeds Litter

INCPEN has been fighting litter for months, and they've found a common problem: litter breeds litter. It's not just about providing access to recycling. Some...
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Packaging Innovations: What, How, Where

Innovation has always been a critical issue in the packaging industry. Packaging innovations are what drive the field forward ─ but what is innovation? Earlier...
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The Human Arm: Why You Need Human Labour

Automation is the rising trend in packaging. It's cheaper, faster, and more reliable. But machines can't think ─ human labour can. Remember when we talked...
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The Packaging Materials Trends of the Future

Current packaging materials are somewhat limited in regards to possibilities, but there are some future choices being developed on the horizon. There's an enormous variety...
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Cold Truths About Cold Chain Packaging

Cold chain packaging has some concerns to keep in mind. Kevin Lawler, healthcare packaging columnist, recently pointed out its three main current issues. Picture all...
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Smart Packagings to Make You Smart

Pharmacies often give little to no value to their packagings ─ little more than waste recycling. But smart packagings could be the future of...
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Delta, Huhtamaki, McDonalds, and Closed Loops

Two paper-based Irish companies have partnered up in a bid to reduce McDonalds waste by reusing and recycling it in their processes. McDonalds produces huge...
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Packaging Ad Infinitum: Design or Die

Most brands disappear in a short timespan without anyone taking notice. The question, then, is how to become relevant: and packaging is the answer. Some...