M-real Consumer Packaging in Finland has helped frozen food company Birds Eye achieve significant savings in packaging weight across its product range, following completion of a project initiated in partnership with the UK’s WRAP.
Bag-in-box packaging is finding new applications in beer and water packs. Water companies are attracted by convenience, product protection and taint-free packs. Beer makers are influenced by lower transport costs, a longer shelf life and longer-lasting foam on the beer.
Securing products against theft during manufacture helps retain the integrity of a brand’s packaging. Source tagging has a minimal effect on packaging and has been shown to aid retailers in the battle against theft.
A WRAP study into the costs of collecting and recycling household plastic packaging aims to help local authorities meet public demand for recycling. Different authorities are likely to retain varying solutions.
Packaging should protect products, but wrong choices can speed up the perishing process. Christopher Roberts, Director of gas permeability testing company, Versaperm in Maidenhead, UK, reports on the need for product-specific packing.