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How Packaging Aids Our Psychological Health

September 12, 2017 9:33 am Published by

In the current environment of hostility directed at plastic packaging due to the pollution in our oceans, an associate in the flexible packaging industry put his head above the parapet and asserted that plastic is God’s gift to mankind. While the environmentally aware may baulk at such a seemingly audacious comment, as far as I can see the only questionable... View Article

What has packaging ever done for us?

May 17, 2016 3:23 pm Published by

What has packaging ever done for us? I recently attended a talk on peoples’ perceptions and behavioural responses to global warming and learned that our assessment of the reality of global warming has less to do with personal experience or access to the scientific data on climate change – and more to do with our values, political and social. This... View Article

Busting the myth of ‘biodegradable’ plastics

November 26, 2015 3:44 pm Published by

The single use plastic carrier bag tax that came into force on 5 October 2015 is designed to reduce litter, pollution and the negative impact of plastic packaging on the environment. Harnessing the well-known adage “prevention is better than cure”, the discouragement of plastic carrier bag use in the first place is the primary stage of action on Defra’s Waste... View Article