Predicting what the packaging trends for 2021 will be has been a little tougher, and now, with the latest lockdown announced it certainly feels like a crystal ball would be more appropriate for assessing market demand, market conditions etc at this moment in time.
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The impact of Covid-19 on industry conferences and events continues to pose challenges however, it is most pleasing to see that the Packaging News team has today commenced its Environmental Packaging Week – A sustainable future.
The Forest Stewardship Council are not only celebrating FSC Friday, the celebrations are continuing as they mark the 25th anniversary of FSC UK! There are many highlights they would like to recognise, which are detailed below.
Corrugated Packaging has the highest recycling recovery rate and considered to be the least environmentally impacting packaging material. Combined with being cost-effective and lightweight, therefore lowering freight & handling costs with fewer trucks, less fuel, and lower emissions. Corrugated attracts eco-conscious customers who prefer to choose ‘greener’ packaged products that can be recycled. It is the responsible choice.
Board24 has been FSC® certified for over seven years and has recently been recertified at its Coalville, Preston and Larkhall sites. This certification demonstrates the company’s commitment to sustainability and highlights our strong desire to supply environmentally friendly sheetboard and cases. Read More…
Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) has always worked closely with the Defra Producer Responsibility team on matters such as the PRN system, recycling rates and the impacts of the emerging ‘Circular Economy’. Former Head of Producer Responsibility, Sarah Steeds, was recently promoted and moved out of Defra. Read More…