Jargon Buster for Sustainability Terms

The sustainability movement continues to grow and with this growth, a plethora of new sustainability terms are being used. If you would like some definitive explanations of these terms, you may like the Sustainability Jargon Buster from Edie. Who are Edie? Edie are a business media brand website that empowers sustainability, energy and environmental professionals […]

Monday, December 14th, 2020


Repak Material Costs Increase in 2021

If you are a member of Repak, you may already know that Repak costs for plastic materials are rising from July 2021 onwards. In this post, we take a look at the background to the reason for the fees increases and give you links to information that can help your business to convert more of […]

Monday, December 14th, 2020


Sustainable Packaging – 8 Ways We can Help you

Do you know all the ways that Dollard Packaging can help you with Sustainability and Food Packaging Materials? In this article, we answer this question in a handy point bullet format.  Local business: Dollard Packaging is a wholly Irish owned company, based in Dublin, Ireland. Buying your packaging from us means you are supporting a […]

Thursday, November 26th, 2020


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


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 in August 2020.   “Green Grip” cardboard topper […]

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020


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


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


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


Sustainable Packaging – Is Better Education Required?

An article featured on the 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


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