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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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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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Women in Packaging – Interviews

In a recent article on the Packworld website, eighteen leading women in the packaging industry were interviewed. In this post, we highlight some key points from some of the interviewees. The women were asked a series of questions about their careers in packaging, how they started, what/who inspired them and what challenges they faced as […]

Monday, October 16th, 2023

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Researchers at TUS are part of a €7M EU Packaging Reuse project

The European Union is on a mission to meet its sustainability targets, particularly in the area of plastic waste reduction. To achieve this goal, a €7 million project called BUDDIE-PACK has been launched with a focus on analysing consumer psychology and developing reusable food packaging technologies. The project has 19 members in 6 European countries […]

Thursday, April 27th, 2023

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Single-use Plastics Directive (SUPD) – Implications for Cartons

What is the Single-use Plastics Directive? The Single-use Plastics Directive 2019/904 (SUPD) is part of the EU Action Plan for a circular economy. As part of that plan, the SUPD has been introduced and transposed into Irish Law in July 2021. The goal of the SUPD is the reduction of the impact of certain plastic […]

Thursday, April 27th, 2023

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Pantone Colour of the Year 2023

This post discusses the 2023 Pantone Colour of the Year as chosen by the Pantone Colour Institute, based on a post on the Pantone website. Below we summarise this article. 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, […]

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023

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Medical Devices Packaging – Validation Best Practices

In this post we summarise some key points of a video on packaging validation best practices, especially for terminally sterilised medical devices. Jeff Barrett, CEO of J-Pac Medical was interviewed by Etienne Nichols for a Greenlight Guru Podcast. They discussed packaging validation best practices and preventing 510k delays for terminally sterilised medical devices. Mr Barrett […]

Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

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Ultimate Guide to Food Packaging Design

In this article on the 99 Designs website, writer Jennifer Bailey outlines a process for designing food packaging. Below we summarise this post and offer relevant Dollard Packaging advice also. She lists 3 questions to ask before starting the design process: What is my Product? Who is the ideal customer for this Product, including looking […]

Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

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M & S rolls out Recyclable Tomato Packaging

As part of Marks and Spencer’s sustainability action plan, plastic tomato cartons have been replaced with recyclable packaging. This post is a summary of a post from the Marks and Specners’ corporate website. Marks and Spencer’s sustainability action plan, “Plan A”, includes a target for 100% of its food packaging to be widely recyclable by […]

Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

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How Dutch Cultivated Meat Can Significantly Reduce Greenhouse Gases

How The Netherlands is Revolutionising Global Food Production In a recent article by Helen Sydney Adams on the fooddigital.com website, the topic of how Dutch cultivated meat can significantly reduce greenhouse gases is discussed with Krijn De Nood, an executive of cultivated meat company, Meatable. The food industry obviously plays a very important role in […]

Thursday, July 28th, 2022

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