Collaboration at supply chain level is crucial for the UK packaging industry to move forward. The three-part UK Materials Knowledge Transfer Network conference on research funding, smart and sustainable packaging, and macro-packaging minimisation opened up debate on opportunities that lie ahead.
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Delegates at the European Packaging Summit, held in London, UK, on 5-6 October, converged to assess the state of the packaging industry, with discussions on regulations, the economic situation and how a fundamental shift in thinking is needed.