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E-Cloth’s E-shaped Carton

A recent article from Packaging World reported on the new packaging design for E-Cloth. E-Cloth is a Boston-based brand of premium, eco-friendly reusable microfibre cleaning cloths. The e-cloth requires only water to work.  E-Cloth products trap, hold, and eliminate dirt, and, according to the company, are proven to kill 99% of bacteria whereas cotton cloths […]

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

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Heineken replace Plastic Rings with Cardboard Toppers

In this article, we look at how Heineken UK managed to replace the plastic rings with cardboard toppers on their multi-pack cans in one UK plant while adhering to social distancing guidelines throughout the process. The company has replaced the plastic rings on their multi-pack cans of Heineken, Fosters and Kronenbourg 1664.    In this post, we will give you a summary of an article on this story that was published in Printweek.com in August 2020.   “Green Grip” cardboard topper […]

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

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How to Begin Your Business Journey to Net Zero Carbon – Webinar

This is a recorded webinar which explains how businesses can start the process of reducing their carbon emissions. The overall goal would be to reduce the carbon emissions to net-zero by 2030. What is Planet Mark? The webinar presented by Planet Mark. Planet Mark is a sustainability certification which recognises continuous improvement, encourages actions and […]

Monday, July 27th, 2020

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What Packaging Type do Consumers Prefer?

In March 2020, a European study of consumers preferences, perceptions, and attitudes towards packaging was commissioned by the Two Sides organisation. Two Sides is a not for profit global initiative promoting the unique sustainable and attractive attributes of print, paper and carton packaging. It has over 600 members spanning the print, paper and packaging value […]

Monday, June 29th, 2020

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Asda’s Easter Egg Carton Has Less 98% Plastic

In a recent post on the Asda corporate website, Asda showcased a new range of easter eggs, known as the Extra Special Easter Egg range. This range has a carton structure that has not been used previously and contains an impressive 98% less plastic. However, there is still the same amount of easter egg inside. […]

Monday, March 30th, 2020

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Sustainable Packaging – Is Better Education Required?

An article featured on the printweek.com website reported on research carried out by Procarton into the level of understanding of sustainable packaging by marketing managers and directors. (Procarton is the European Association of Carton Manufacturers). Below we have summarised the article. Definition of Sustainability According to the Cambridge Dictionary, sustainability is the idea that goods […]

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

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Toy Manufacturer Creates Frustration-Free Packaging

As we approach Christmas and look forward to the annual visit of the most generous guy in the world, aka Santa, we may experience some “wrap rage”, as we try to wrest a toy out of plastic clamshell packaging and wire ties. Our “wrap rage” may increase further as we try to shove the excess […]

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

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New Plastic-Free Food Cartonboard

As the demand for sustainable packaging increases across every industry, the suppliers of packaging raw materials continue to innovate to find new ways to make sustainable versions of materials that previously contained fossil-fuel-based elements. A good example of this is the new board from the Finnish paper and board manufacturers, Metsä Board. Metsä Board produces […]

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

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How to Change from Plastic to Sustainable Carton Packaging

Image Credit: ead72 – stock.adobe.com How to Change from Plastic to Sustainable Carton Packaging. At Dollard Packaging we have been manufacturing cartons and sleeves since 1982. We have seen a lot of changes in packaging in those years but perhaps the biggest change of all has been the sustainability movement and the massive move away […]

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Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

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Amazon’s Vendor Packaging Sustainability Programme

In a podcast interview with BNP Media, the Manager of Packaging Sustainability at Amazon, Brent Nelson explains how the Amazon Packaging Sustainability Programme works. This programme encompasses both the outer packaging that Amazon use and also the packaging used by the vendors who sell through Amazon. The aims of the programme are: -to ensure the […]

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Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

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