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May 2021

Disposable Molded Pulp Tableware

The busy modern lifestyle, coupled with the emerging trend of takeout services in the catering industry, has promoted the global disposable tableware market’s growth. In particular, driven by the Internet, the takeout industry’s rapid development directly promotes the demand for disposable tableware to show leaping growth. According to MEITUAN financial report, in China, the consumption scale of takeout had reached 603.5 billion yuan in 2019 with a year-on-year increase of 30.8%; and...
May 2021

Plastic waste solutions hiding in plain sight: Single-use plastic product bans

More often than not, the most common, most hazardous and least-recyclable plastic products are also the most replaceable. I haven’t used wasteful products such as foam cups and containers, plastic shopping bags and disposable straws for years thanks to reusable alternatives. As a bonus, my reusable coffee cup with “The Bean” printed on the side from my favorite local shop on it and my Marvel-themed canvas shopping bags always receive compliments. The movement to phase out single...
May 2021

Advantages of RFID

While the coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on retail, in many ways it simply accelerated a number of trends already in place. Add the increasing importance of RFID technology to that list, says MKM Partners. Analyst Roxanne Meyer writes that she has long argued that radio-frequency identification, which is often used for tracking purposes, is the key technology that separates the leaders in retail from the laggards. In the pandemic era, that thesis is all the more relevant, s...
April 2021

The importance of packaging: understanding what really attracts consumers

Unappealing packaging and labeling design may deter a consumer from choosing a product. If this happens often enough, this could cause asignificant decrease in sales for any company. Fortunately, we do have some data on what actually drives purchase decisions in the store. While there are many common packaging features that attract consumers, the method of choosing a product can be influenced by many different factors. Below are four common motivators consumers use to influence t...
April 2021

What’s your favorite way to reuse plastic bags?

13 Useful Things You Should Do With Your Old Grocery Bags Sitting on a huge stash of empty grocery bags? Learn over a dozen practical ways to reuse them here! In case you’re in a similar situation of sitting on a pile of empty grocery bags, I thought I’d freshen up that old post and share it with you today! These tips will make it easy to find all sorts of ways to put those plastic bags to good use! 1. Keep Your Hands Clean Pull a plastic bag over each hand to use the...
March 2021

Sustainability Trends

Sustainability Trends As we welcome the new decade, it’s time again for our experts’ New Year's Sustainability trend outlooks. We are now entering a decade that threatens great uncertainty as the window of opportunity to create a sustainable world, one in whichpeople everywhere can lead fulfilling lives on a healthy planet, seems narrower than ever before. Here, our experts have listed their Top Trends for industry professionals to have a close look at to help their organization be...
February 2021

Advantages of Paper, Paperboard, and Cardboard Cartons

Paper, paperboard, and cardboard cartons are frequently used as packaging for products in stores as well as used in shipping. Corrugated cardboard, for example, has excellent structural stability for shipping, storing, and even marketing products. Since it is easy to print on paper-based material, it is simple to incorporate branding right into your packaging. In addition, paper and cardboard are easily recyclable, completely renewable, and frequently reusable for those environmentally-conscio...
February 2021

What is post-consumer waste paper stock (and why does it matter)?

What is post-consumer waste paper stock (and why does it matter)? You want to be as eco-friendly as possible with your print marketing materials, but if you’re not printing on 100% post-consumer waste paper stock then you’re missing an easy opportunity to go green. This blog explains what is post-consumer waste paper stock and why it matters to your business. What is post-consumer waste paper stock? 100% post-consumer waste is an eco-friendly paper stock. The te...
January 2021

Plastic recycling process

Plastic recycling process: collection, sorting, washing, resizing, identification and separation, and compounding. Step 1: Collection The first step is collecting the plastic material that is to be recycled. This step is reliant upon businesses, restaurants, and the public to dispose of their plastic waste in the correct place. It is ideal for the government to have a recycling collection system that goes to people’s houses or businesses to col...
January 2021

Introduction of carbon tax may lead to tightening competition in EU pulp and paper market

The introduction of a carbon tax on imports to the EU, which is scheduled for 2022, could have a negative effect on pulp and paper producers from emerging nations, operating in it and may even result in their exit from this market, according to recent statements, made by representatives of some paper producers and EU analysts in the field of paper business. In contrast to importers, most of the EU pulp and paper producers have already shifted on cleaner technologies in their production ...
January 2021

US containerboard production up two percent in November

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released its November 2020 Containerboard Monthly report. According to the report, total containerboard production in November increased two percent compared to November 2019, and four percent when compared to the same 11 months of 2019. November 2020 production of containerboard for export went down six percent compared to the same month last year; it was up 13 percent year-to-date. The containerboard operating rate was 93.3 percent,...
December 2020

G7 Master standard

Brands, Buyers & Creatives use qualified G7 suppliersbecause Consistency Color is an important part of why people embrace (or reject) a brand Color greatly contributes to perceived value of quality Color and color quality enhance consumers’ experience with the product and add to its public reputation Color is one of the most emotional attributes of a brand Color consistency reinforces trust. Inconsistency with colors associated with a br...