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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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Sustainable Window Patch Film for Cartons

Replace Plastic in your Window Cartons with Sustainable, Plant-based Film If you are looking to increase the sustainability of your window-patched cartons, you may be interested in a new eco-friendly window patch material that we use at Dollard Packaging. How is the sustainable window patch film made? This film is made primarily from cellulose acetate […]

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Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

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Sustainability in Packaging Conference Europe 2019

Sustainability in Packaging is a conference designed to bring together anyone involved in any stage of the packaging supply chain. It is a 2 or 3-day* conference where attendees can learn, network and attend workshops on a wide range of key topics related to Sustainability in Packaging. There will be speakers from some of the […]

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Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

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Norwegian Fruit Farm Changes Plastic Packaging to Cartons

The explosion of the sustainability movement is evidenced by the growing number of reports of producers and manufacturers across all industries abandoning plastic packaging in favour of carton board packaging. In a recent report on the Procarton website, we read about how a Norwegian fruit and cereal producers, Austen Gard have changed from clear plastic […]

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Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

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Global Beauty and Personal Care Trends 2019

This article is a summary of a report from Mintel regarding what the important trends are in beauty and personal care industry in 2019. This article gives lots of “what you need to do now” advice to manufacturers of Beauty and Personal Care (BPC) products. Who is Mintel? Mintel is one of the world’s leading […]

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Monday, July 29th, 2019

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