22 May 2023
--- DS Smith has invited students from the University of Exeter, UK, to compete in creating design systems for a circular economy. The students must make reusable packaging solutions focusing on e-commerce and white goods... Read More
19 May 2023
--- The hidden costs of international logistics go beyond the environmental impact, which is a reason in itself to reduce transportation. The European Union Environment Agency states that, between 2000 and 2019, the demand for... Read More
12 May 2023
--- Interpack 2023 wrapped up after ten days of industry fervor at Messe Düsseldorf, Germany. The show, which returned after a six-year break, displayed automation and digitalization as key topics in all 17 trade show... Read More
21 Apr 2023
--- This week in industry news, Innovia Films developed a printable coated cavitated biaxially oriented PP (BOPP) facestock film for pressure-sensitive labeling applications. Meanwhile, Multivac and Berry Global opened and... Read More
19 Apr 2023
--- Laylo, a premium boxed wine retailer, has partnered with DS Smith to provide safe product transportation to consumers’ homes. DS Smith is also investing €145 million (US$159 million) into its paper mill in Viana,... Read More
13 Apr 2023
--- Stella Lee, artist and material designer, has taken to social media to showcase her whimsical shoe designs where instead of using typical leather and rubber materials, she employs leftover packaging from fashion merchandise.... Read More
12 Apr 2023
--- Food delivery rose to an all-time high during the COVID-19 pandemic and continues to be popular among consumers in the post-pandemic world, according to Jaz Rabadia, global head of responsible business and sustainability at... Read More
22 Feb 2023
--- Innova Market Insights has revealed its top packaging trends for 2023, with “Plastics circularization” taking the lead spot. Plastic packaging consumption will continue to grow despite anti-plastic sentiment and... Read More
22 Dec 2022
--- As 2022 draws to a close, PackagingInsights looks back at the biggest developments of the year, from the Ukraine war and skyrocketing energy prices to chemical recycling debates and action over waste exportation.... Read More
20 Dec 2022
--- A collection of surveys of consumers in Poland and Spain reveals that a lack of knowledge about food packaging symbols hinders effective disposal practices. The surveys were carried out in partnership with Aarhus University,... Read More
19 Dec 2022
--- Amazon is releasing a statement about how the online business giant plans to continue to find ways to minimize carbon emissions, increase recyclability and reduce waste in packaging. The company says strives to use as little... Read More
16 Dec 2022
--- DS Smith’s latest report reveals that packages undergo g-forces of an average acceleration of around 50Gs. Packages ordered online have been recorded at g-forces akin to motor races and rocket launches. To help... Read More
13 Dec 2022
--- A recent online survey by DS Smith has revealed growing consumer frustrations around excessive packaging. Specifically, online shoppers are increasingly discontent with packages arriving oversized and being too flimsy,... Read More
25 Nov 2022
--- Mondi has released its fourth annual consumer trend survey on e-commerce, online shopping and consumer attitudes toward packaging. The survey, conducted by RetailX, drew responses from 1,000 consumers each in France,... Read More
25 Nov 2022
--- Smurfit Kappa’s manufacturing plants have been officially reopened in Central and Eastern Europe after an investment of over €20 million (US$21 million). The money was used to upgrade the packaging solutions... Read More
23 Nov 2022
--- Black Friday is set to begin this year’s winter shopping season and kick off another boom in e-commerce delivery worldwide. Discount pricing on the day brings a surge in online spending from which the packaging... Read More
10 Nov 2022
--- Mondi has collaborated with Modivo to provide it with paper-based fashion e-commerce packaging solutions. Modivo, a European online fashion retailer, switched from rigid plastic packaging to Mondi’s corrugated boxes... Read More
07 Nov 2022
--- The European Commission (EC) is preparing to unveil new legislation limiting packaging size and the amount of “empty space” in e-commerce boxes. According to a leaked document, the EC is trying to reduce... Read More
20 Oct 2022
--- The Chinese General Office of the State Council has released a notice to further strengthen the control over excessive packaging of commodities, calling for further efforts to prevent over-packaging of goods. Furthermore,... Read More
23 Sep 2022
--- The balance between premium shelf appeal and increased environmental sustainability was a key theme at London Packaging Week. We spoke to leading packaging suppliers for the cosmetics and personal care industries during the... Read More