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Board Manufacturer begins Pilot Production of 100% Bio-based Plastic, suitable for Food Packaging

The need for the world to reduce the use of fossil-based plastics is well documented and it is estimated that between 90% to 99% of plastic in the world is from fossil fuels (Source: Fossil Fuels & Plastic – Centre for International Environmental Law (ciel.org)  ) Beginning of the End for Fossil Based Plastic? In […]

Thursday, July 28th, 2022

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Five ways Brands Can Talk about Sustainability without “Greenwashing”

If you are using sustainable practices in your business, it makes sense to let your customers know about this. However, with so many businesses currently claiming to be “green”, it is important that your claims are accurate and that you avoid “greenwashing”. This post is a summary of a Google article about 5 strategies that […]

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

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EU Forests – Key Sustainability Facts

We have all heard that cartons are a sustainable packaging option but questions abound about the sustainability of forests from which the wood for cartonboard is harvested. Many are concerned that while wood is undeniably a renewable resource, the amount of energy required to harvest it negates the positive effects of it being a renewable […]

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

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Carbon Footprint of Packaging Materials – Comparsion

A recent article by Waqas Qureshi on the Packaging News website discussed a study which compared the carbon footprint of a number of packaging materials compared to cartonboard. The study was entitled “Cartonboard Life Cycle; Comparing the carbon footprint of carton packaging against alternative solutions” and was carried out by the RISE (Research Institutes of […]

Friday, March 25th, 2022

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Study on the Recyclability of Cartonboard

  A new study on the ProCarton website explains an experiment that tested how many times Cartons/Cartonboard could be recycled and the effect on the properties of the cartonboard after numerous recycling cycles. This post is a summary of the key elements of this study. The study was carried out by Dr Rene Eckhart, at […]

Friday, January 28th, 2022

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A Guide to Sustainable Carton Board

In this post, we summarise useful information from a handy infographic from JohnsByrne Packaging which explains the different types of certified Sustainable boards available and what each type actually means.  We also add some Dollard Packaging advice regarding choosing a board for your carton and how to ensure the structure of your carton is fit […]

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

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How to reduce your brands eco footprint with packaging

Using Packaging to Reduce your Carbon Footprint In a recent article on the BXP magazine, author Keith Loria discuss how brands who are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint should look to their packaging as way to help achieve this. He interviews brand and packaging designers for advice. Below we summarise the keys […]

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

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Earth Overshoot Day – free webinar

Earth Overshoot Day is held to mark the calendar date at which humanity will have used up nature’s resource budget for the entire year. This is a free 1-hour webinar looks at how businesses can collaborate and innovate to adapt their business to a more sustainable “one-planet compatible”  business model. Key Information: Title: How Businesses […]

Monday, July 26th, 2021

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ASOS reduces its carbon footprint by 13%

This is an article that explains how ASOS, the online fashion giant reduced its carbon footprint by 13%. These figures relate to absolute operational emissions i.e., the entire footprint across inbound transportation, intersite transportation, fulfillment centres, and offices, packaging and, customer deliveries and returns. The report also features figures on carbon intensity reduction performance. Carbon […]

Monday, July 26th, 2021

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Steps to Procuring Sustainable Packaging

Your business may be working to reduce your carbon footprint. An article on the Chase & Associates website discusses the Steps to Procuring Sustainable Packaging and notes that this must involve some R&D in order to ensure that you are getting the most up-to-date sustainable solutions for your packaging. The author points out that the […]

Monday, May 31st, 2021

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