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Sainsbury's cracks down on recycling Easter Egg boxes

In an attempt to cut down on landfill waste, Sainsbury's is highlighting the recyclability of its Easter egg packaging, businessgreen.com reports. The seasonal chocolate goodies have received much criticism over the years due to the sheer amount of packaging they comprise. Research published in 2012 by Lib Dem MP Jo Swinson discovered that Easter eggs… Read more

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Packaging efficiency offers financial benefits, expert notes

Businesses that embrace efficient packaging could boost their finances while helping the environment, according to one waste expert. Andy Dawe, the head of food and drink at the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP), made the claims after his organisation released the results of a study which show that manufacturers have managed to cut the… Read more

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Food packaging could be linked to obesity

More research needs to be carried out into the links between food packaging and issues like obesity and diabetes, experts say. Writing in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, a group of scientists pointed out that the plastics used to make drinks bottles and even tableware could contain as many as 4,000 chemicals, with… Read more

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New eco-friendly challenge to be included at this year's Packaging Innovations show

Those who are attending this year's Packaging Innovations show will be able to take part in an eco-friendly challenge that is new for this year, according to packagingnews.co.uk. The Ecopack Challenge, which is sponsored by Marks & Spencer, will allow a selection of visitors to put forward their idea for new eco-friendly packaging solutions in… Read more

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Drug delivery advancements fueling pharmaceutical packaging market

The pharmaceutical packaging market is performing well and is expected to grow dramatically over the next few years, mostly due to advancements in drug delivery technology. According to packagingnews.co.uk, a report published by MarketsandMarkets estimates that the pharmaceutical packaging market will grow from $4.5 billion (around £2.74 billion) to $6.2 billion (£3.77 billion) by 2018…. Read more

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One third of consumers regularly buy non-branded food

One third of British adults claim that non-branded food products make up at least half of their weekly shopping lists, kamcity.com reports. The findings come courtesy of a new report from market research firm Canadean Custom Solutions. Its researchers found that many shoppers feel the only difference between private-label goods and their brand-name equivalents is… Read more

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Radical changes to food labelling in the best interests of customers, says Premier Foods

The impending overhaul of Britain's food labelling system is being made to ensure that customers are well catered for. This is the view of Alasdair Tucker, head of regulatory affairs at Premier Foods - a key player in packaged foods market – who backs the changes made to product labelling as part of the EU's new Food Information to Consumers Regulation will… Read more

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Speakers lined up for annual packaging conference

A number of high profile speakers have been lined up for this year's Packaging Innovations learnShops seminar in Birmingham, packagingeurope.com reports. Taking place at the city's NEC arena on 26 and 27 February, the event will see professionals from within the packing industry get together and knowledge-share in what has been dubbed an opportunity for… Read more

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Amazon to improve service using regional distribution hubs

E-commerce giant Amazon could be set to increase its reliance on local distribution centres in order to improve the service it offers shoppers, techradar.com reports. The smaller local hubs will help the company with its plans to trial an innovative new “anticipatory shipping” service. It was also confirmed this week that shoppers around the UK… Read more

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Horsemeat scandal sparked change in consumers' eating habits

A year on from the horsemeat scandal, food sales are still being impacted, as retailers have seen a rise in demand for both British meat and meat-free alternatives. According to ft.com, research from Kantar Worldpanel has found that demand for pork rose seven per cent last year compared to 2012, whereas sales of frozen beef ready meals declined… Read more

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