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July 2018

Innovation Zone Snapshot – straw ban, NFC reusable cup packaging innovation and more

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Welcome to this week’s ThePackHub Innovation Zone World Cup Special snapshot.

ThePackHub collates 20 new packaging innovations each week and we have picked four recent examples with a World Cup influence for you to peruse below.

Find out about how to subscribe here: www.thepackhub.com/the-innovation-zone/.

ThePackHub’s Sustainable Packaging Compendium is out now. Find out more and order here. If you would like to download a free sample report, please let us know.


Hold the date

 


ThePackHub’s next packaging innovation event will be on Thursday 4th October 2018 at Compton Verney, Warwickshire.

Save £100 + VAT

The first batch of Very Early Bird delegate places have now sold out. The next batch at £259 + VAT now available saving £100, while stocks last.

Find out more and enjoy your Early Bird discount by booking here.



#1 Cashew leaf packaging biodegrades within 30 days

Flitwick, Bedfordshire based Colpac has introduced a new pack format to capitalise on money conscious, time poor consumers’ desire for eating in groups at home. The ‘Big Night In’ packaging format sees the formation of four snacks served in the same pack. Colpac suggest the pack is ideal for a variety of sweet and savoury snacks. SharePac comes in two configurations. The first being an outer square featuring a drawer on each of the four sides. Alternatively a rectangular shape with two drawers on each of the two sides can be produced. The design also comes with an optional aperture at the top of the pack for dips or sauces. SharePac can be made from recyclable or compostable paperboard and can be customized with printing in up to six colours.

More info in The Innovation Zone.


#2 Reusable coffee cup is powered by NFC capability

Digital agency ICON Connective has announced the introduction of a connected reusable coffee cup. The move to reusing packaging has gained momentum in recent months as brands and retailers look to reduce the burden of single-use packaging. ICON Connective have combined this growing trend with another for smart connected packaging with the introduction of a reusable coffee cup that is powered by NFC. The integrated NFC chip enables the possibility of contactless payments, interactive marketing and participation in loyalty schemes. The cup could help simplifies the payment process using contactless payments as well as encouraging brand loyalty.

More info in The Innovation Zone


#3 Strawless lid will eliminate one billion Starbucks straws a year

 

1 in 100 coffee cups used worldwide has Starbucks branding and sustainability continues to press as a major issue. The global coffee giant has announced that they are replacing the much used green straw with a plastic lid by 2020. It is rolling out a PP lid with a raised lip as a straw alternative for the majority of its cold drinks. It’s a move that’s expected to eliminate 1 billion straws each year. The lid has a teardrop shaped opening with a raised lip. Replacing a plastic straw with a plastic lid has environmental benefits as the new lid is much more easily processed for recycling. The lid is already available in more than 8,000 United States and Canada stores.  News of the move comes as Seattle, where Sturbucks’ headquarters are based, recently implemented a ban on the use of straws in the city. Starbucks is also testing paper straws in several UK locations.

More info in The Innovation Zone.


#4 Controlled release technology improves food preparation

The seemingly random process of preparing microwaveable food by puncturing the film with a kitchen utensil ultimately does not deliver consistent or controlled steam release. Bromsgrove based TLM Laser have combined with LasX Industries with a solution that set out to improve the situation. The PrimeVent technology provides multiple controlled release applications for flexible packaging. There are two new products now available. PrimeVent Steamable is for microwave packaging. Consumers just need to peel back a cover on the film to expose the vent. Their patent pending PrimeVent Degassing concept is designed to vent the carbon dioxide gases produced by roasted coffee. It features a combination of laser processing and a small pressure-sensitive valve to automatically release the gases. Tests have shown that the valve outperforms moulded valves currently on the market.

More info in The Innovation Zone.


 

 

Join our new sustainable packaging Facebook group More Plastic Than Fish and be part of the conversation.  Join here.


 

Please visit ThePackHub or call us on +44(0)118 963 9990 to find out more about the range of packaging innovation services we offer. We’ve delivered projects for a number of brand owner, retailer and packaging suppliers.

Until next time. Happy innovating.


July 2018

More Plastic Than Fish – Sustainable Packaging Innovation News – coffee cup charge, NFC reusable cup and more

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Welcome to the More Plastic Than Fish sustainable packaging update from ThePackHub.

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the World Economic Forum warned that there will be More Plastic Than Fish in the sea by 2050, unless things change.

Keep up to date on the latest sustainable packaging news here. We hope you enjoy.

ThePackHub’s Sustainable Packaging Compendium is out now. Find out more and order here. If you would like to download a free sample report, please let us know.


Save the date

 

 

 

ThePackHub’s next packaging innovation event will be on Thursday 4th October 2018 at Compton Verney, Warwickshire.

We have a limited number of discounted delegate places available at £199 + VAT (full price £359 + VAT) – sign up now while stocks last.  Find out more and book here. 


Stay up to date with the latest sustainable packaging news by subscribing to our More Plastic Than Fish blog.

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More Plastic Than Fish  – Join the Conversation

 

 

More Plastic Than Fish – a Facebook Group to discuss all things related to packaging sustainability across all materials.

Share your thoughts, comments and pictures on the circular economy, recycling, compostable packaging, bio-material development, government and local authority policy making and discussions on what needs to change to make a difference.

You can join the group here.

 


#1 What’s the real price of getting rid of plastic packaging?

Scientists have created a new family of enzymes which break down plant waste into high-grade, high-value materials that can be converted into nylon, plastics and biofuels.

Read more here.


#2 Raconteur: The Future of Packaging

The annual Raconteur packaging review is out with a heavy focus on sustainability. ThePackHub‘s very own Barrington Pamplin has contributed. You can find out more on pages 20 & 21 ‘Business impact of being sustainable’.

Download here.


#3 Starbucks rolls out 5p paper cup charge to all stores across Britain

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A three-month London trial showed 126% increase in reusable cup use by customers.

Environmental charity Hubbub will continue to use proceeds on projects to reduce plastic pollution across the UK.

Read more here.


#4 Closed-loop recycling scheme launched to turn surplus plastic packaging into second-life products

 

RPC bpi protec’s Worcester site has established a closed-loop recycling scheme to capture surplus plastic packaging and turn it into second-life products for the benefit of its customers’ sustainability and CSR activities.

Read more here.


#5 European packaging association launches sustainability mark

Pack2Go Europe, the association of packaging manufacturers has created a quality trademark for use on products, which meet its sustainability and quality requirements. The seal of approval has been registered in Europe and around the world.

Read here.


Museum of Brands Packaging Innovation Series: Sustainable Packaging

ThePackHub has worked with Museum of Brands in London exploring the latest on innovation in Sustainable Packaging. The display presents a selection of recent initiatives designed by brands to help reduce packaging’s burden on the environment. Open now for a limited period. Find out more here. 


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Sustainable Packaging Innovations from the Innovation Zone


#2563 Paper-free compostable cup makes Ireland debut

Country: Republic of Ireland
Brand:
The Happy Pear
Supplier:
Zeus
Innovation Type:
Bio-packaging, Compostable

 

More info:Innovation Zone

 


#2561 Berry bowls made from wood pulp have moisture-regulating effect

Supplier: Wertpack
Country: Germany
Innovation Type: Bio-packaging, Material Substitution

More info: Innovation Zone

 


#2555 Heat-sealable pulp tray offers plastic-alternative

Suppliers: Evesham Specialist Packaging, Packaging Automation
Country: UK
Innovation Type: Recyclable, Compostable

More info: Innovation Zone

 


#2552 Reusable coffee cup is powered by NFC capability

Country: UK
Supplier: ICON Connective
Innovation Type: Reusable
More info: Innovation Zone

More info on these and nearly 2,600 other packaging innovations at ThePackHub Innovation Zone.


 

Order now – Sustainable Packaging Compendium 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Order your essential guide to all things sustainable packaging here.


ThePackHub is collaborating with PIQET, a global business tool to assess packaging’s environmental impact. PIQET is a streamlined Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) tool designed to assess the environmental impacts and resource consumption profiles of different packaging options. Designed to be intuitive and easy to use, using PIQET, a complete assessment can be undertaken in less than 30 minutes.

Contact us to find out more.


 

 

 

 

 

 


Please visit ThePackHub website to find out more about the range of packaging innovation services we offer. We’ve delivered projects for a number of brand owner, retailer and packaging suppliers.

Until next time. We hope you have enjoyed this sustainable packaging update.


July 2018

Innovation Zone Snapshot – no-mess applicator, personalised champagne packaging innovations and more

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Welcome to this week’s ThePackHub Innovation Zone World Cup Special snapshot.

ThePackHub collates 20 new packaging innovations each week and we have picked four recent examples with a World Cup influence for you to peruse below.

Find out about how to subscribe here: www.thepackhub.com/the-innovation-zone/.

ThePackHub’s Sustainable Packaging Compendium is out now. Find out more and order here. If you would like to download a free sample report, please let us know.


Hold the date

 


ThePackHub’s next packaging innovation event will be on Thursday 4th October 2018 at Compton Verney, Warwickshire.

We have Early Bird delegate places available.

Find out more and enjoy your Early Bird discount by booking here.



#1 Cashew leaf packaging biodegrades within 30 days

Researchers from Mossoro in the western Potiguar, Brazil have developed a biodegradable pack made from cashew leaves, which takes about 30 days to break down. The Innovation Zone has reported around 25 different organic bio-materials including sugar cane, coffee, tomato leaves, whey, shrimp, bamboo, pasta waste and artichoke but this is our first report of cashew leaves being used. The development started in 2016, when the researchers noticed that a lot of cashew leaves were falling in their area and were not being put to good use. The Embacaju project has already won several awards including the Environmental Sciences category of the 32nd International Science and Technology Show.

More info in The Innovation Zone.


#2 Do-it-yourself personalisation makes for thoughtful gift

The ubiquitous greeting card’s days may be numbered if this latest innovation from Veuve Clicquot catches on. This is another creative execution from the world’s second largest champagne brand. The Innovation Zone has recently reported on another initiative from the brand – Record your own message to say it with champagneA bottle of Rosé champagne is seen as a thoughtful gift but this pack ups the game with an extra element that allows for do-it-yourself personalisation. The champagne gift box allows the giver to leave their own message by selecting sticker letters to affix to the box.

More info in The Innovation Zone


#3 No-mess applicator ensures patients avoid touching gel

 

Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has relaunched a new version of its pain relief brand Voltarol with a useful no-mess applicator. The new solution ensures that patients avoid touching the gel with their hands. GSK hope the change will result in increased sales as recent research from the company has indicated that 27% of patients found touching the gel with their hands was ‘one of the greatest barriers to purchase’. A contoured applicator allows users to evenly rub the back and muscle pain relief gel onto the affected area in a three step ‘unlock, pop, apply’ process.  It is claimed that there is currently no other brand on the market providing a ‘no mess on the hands’ applicator. One 100g pack retails at £14.99.

More info in The Innovation Zone.


#4 Thermochromic inks used as decorative tool for summer season

Coca-Cola in Turkey has introduced a new promotional range  using thermochromic inks as a decorative tool to add colour and fun to the design. Previously, the ink technology has been used to communicate temperature changes to indicate when the drink was good to consume. In this instance, the 70 million units produced in 10 different designs will be produced as purely a design feature, which is a first for the brand. Four inks have been used to create the designs that are invisible at ambient temperature but the cans  but come to life when they are chilled and the drinks are ready for consumption. Crown Bevcan were behind the initiative that encourages shoppers and consumers to interact with the brand at the point of sale as well as during consumption.

More info in The Innovation Zone.


 

 

Join our new sustainable packaging Facebook group More Plastic Than Fish and be part of the conversation.  Join here.


 

Please visit ThePackHub website to find out more about the range of packaging innovation services we offer. We’ve delivered projects for a number of brand owner, retailer and packaging suppliers.

Until next time. Happy innovating.


July 2018

More Plastic Than Fish – Sustainable Packaging Innovation News – cashew leaf packaging, new recycling laws and more

Read more ›

Welcome to the More Plastic Than Fish sustainable packaging update from ThePackHub.

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the World Economic Forum warned that there will be More Plastic Than Fish in the sea by 2050, unless things change.

Keep up to date on the latest sustainable packaging news here. We hope you enjoy.

ThePackHub’s Sustainable Packaging Compendium is out now. Find out more and order here. If you would like to download a free sample report, please let us know.


Save the date

 

 

 

ThePackHub’s next packaging innovation event will be on Thursday 4th October 2018 at Compton Verney, Warwickshire.

We have a limited number of discounted delegate places available at £199 + VAT (full price £359 + VAT) – sign up now while stocks last.  Find out more and book here. 


Stay up to date with the latest sustainable packaging news by subscribing to our More Plastic Than Fish blog.

They can click here to subscribe.

 

 


More Plastic Than Fish  – Join the Conversation

 

 

More Plastic Than Fish – a Facebook Group to discuss all things related to packaging sustainability across all materials.

Share your thoughts, comments and pictures on the circular economy, recycling, compostable packaging, bio-material development, government and local authority policy making and discussions on what needs to change to make a difference.

You can join the group here.

 


#1 Scientists create ‘promiscuous’ enzyme that turns plant waste into sustainable products

Scientists have created a new family of enzymes which break down plant waste into high-grade, high-value materials that can be converted into nylon, plastics and biofuels.

Read more here.


#2 Sustainable packaging materials: worth the cost?

 

An innovative recycling method invented in a garage is offering a solution to plastic waste.

Read more here.


#3 Biodegradable plastic made from ‘tree glue’ could be on shelves within five years

Biodegradable plastic that can be tossed out with food scraps could be on the shelves within five years after scientists found an ingenious way to turn ‘tree glue’ into packaging.

Read more here.


#4 Germany to launch recycling law for packaging in 2019

 

Businesses selling to consumers in the German market can face a fine of up to  50,000 euros ($58,290) and a prohibition in sales if they fail to comply with the country’s updated packaging laws.

Read more here.


#5 Designers must raise-their-game on Sustainable Packaging. Here’s how to get started

Design may be crucial to sustainable packaging, but designers are often overlooked.

Read here


Museum of Brands Packaging Innovation Series: Sustainable Packaging

ThePackHub has worked with Museum of Brands in London exploring the latest on innovation in Sustainable Packaging. The display presents a selection of recent initiatives designed by brands to help reduce packaging’s burden on the environment. Open now for a limited period. Find out more here. 


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Sustainable Packaging Innovations from the Innovation Zone


#2546 Plant-based bottle cuts plastic for Danone’s almond milk brand

Country: USA
Brand:
Danone
Supplier: 
Braskem
Innovation Type:
Bio-packaging

More info:Innovation Zone

 


#2537 Cotton and beeswax combo replaces plastic film to help preserve food

Supplier: Keep Eco
Country: Brazil
Innovation Type: Bio-packaging, Material Substitution

More info: Innovation Zone

 


#2536 Fully recyclable plastic tray/film alternative is a collaborative effort

Suppliers: Amcor, Alexir
Country: UK
Innovation Type: Recyclable

More info: Innovation Zone

 


#2532 Cashew leaf packaging biodegrades within 30 days

Country: Brazil
Innovation Type: Bio-packaging

More info: Innovation Zone

More info on these and nearly 2,600 other packaging innovations at ThePackHub Innovation Zone.


 

Order now – Sustainable Packaging Compendium 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Order your essential guide to all things sustainable packaging here.


ThePackHub is collaborating with PIQET, a global business tool to assess packaging’s environmental impact. PIQET is a streamlined Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) tool designed to assess the environmental impacts and resource consumption profiles of different packaging options. Designed to be intuitive and easy to use, using PIQET, a complete assessment can be undertaken in less than 30 minutes.

Contact us to find out more.


 

 

 

 

 

 


Please visit ThePackHub website to find out more about the range of packaging innovation services we offer. We’ve delivered projects for a number of brand owner, retailer and packaging suppliers.

Until next time. We hope you have enjoyed this sustainable packaging update.


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