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Provisional Agreement on PPWR

 This post is a summary of a press release on 4th March 2024 on  the Council of the European union website regarding the provisional agreement on a regulation concerning packaging and packaging waste i.e. the PPWR. The Council presidency and the European Parliament have reached a provisional agreement on a regulation concerning packaging and packaging […]

Wednesday, May 1st, 2024

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Packaging Projects – Most Common Mistakes

Project Failures in Packaging: A Closer Look In a recent article on PackWorld, Sterling Anthony looked at seven reasons why packaging projects fail in some way. Below we summarise these and add some Dollard Packaging additional advice on why project fail. Packaging Development must happen at the same time as Product Development Rather than sequential […]

Friday, February 16th, 2024

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Expected changes to ESG reporting requirements in Ireland

A recent article on the Centrica website discussed the evolving regulatory landscape surrounding Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting in Ireland and the UK. It highlighted increasing pressure on businesses to demonstrate real environmental action and transparency. Various upcoming regulations are explored, aiming to strengthen ESG reporting requirements and combat greenwashing. The article also mentions […]

Friday, February 16th, 2024

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Food and Drink Trends 2024

A recent article on Time magazine interviewed food industry leaders, from chefs to a food futurologist and asked them to predict the food and beverage trends we can expect in 2024 and beyond. Below is a summary of their predictions. Fusion of Cuisines from Different Cultures in one Dish – Examples like wafu Italian restaurants […]

Friday, February 16th, 2024

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Pantone Colour of the Year 2024

In this post discusses, we summarise a post from the Pantone website which showcases the Colour of the Year 2024 as chosen by the Pantone Colour Institute. Who are the Pantone Colour Institute? The Pantone Colour Institute helps companies make informed decisions about colour for their brands or products. This includes colour trend forecasting, brand […]

Wednesday, February 14th, 2024

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Europe Green Packaging Innovation Summit 2024

This is the second Europe Green Packaging Innovation Summit and it promises insights and strategies to address the challenges and opportunities shaping the packaging landscape in light of climate change and the EU’s drive to tackle climate change. The website lists the following as the highlights of the Summit: “Towards 2030, European Packaging Policies European […]

Wednesday, February 14th, 2024

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Proposed EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR)

In this post, we summarise an article from the PWC website which explains recent developments in proposed EU regulation on packaging and packaging waste. This article was written by Alexis De Meyere, Caroline Schmidt and Lorenzo Costa. In November 2022, the European Commission (EC) unveiled its proposal for a new Regulation on Packaging and Packaging […]

Tuesday, December 19th, 2023

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ProCarton Sustainability Award Winner 2023

In this post, we take a look at the carton which won both the Sustainability award and the Public award at the recent Pro Carton/ ECMA Awards. Pro Carton is the European Association of Carton and Cartonboard (ECMA) manufacturers. Every year Pro Carton runs the Carton Excellence Awards, with winners in different categories and an […]

Saturday, December 16th, 2023

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Packaging Design Trends for 2024

What are design trends predicted for 2024? In this post, we  bring you a summary of an article by Daisy Ein on the Envato TutsPlus website about the trends for 2024. To see all the trends, check out the original article here. Dollard Packaging Note: For all types of carton and sleeve packaging design, it […]

Thursday, December 14th, 2023

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Usability Engineering in Medical Device Packaging Design

In an article on the meddeviceonline website, Sean Hägen of BlackHägen Design discusses the importance of Human Factors Engineering (HFE) or Usability Engineering (UE) in the design of medical devices, with a focus on packaging and labelling. Here are the key points from this article: What is HFE or UE? HFE, also known as UE, […]

Monday, October 16th, 2023

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