September 2023

Researchers claim to revolutionise plastic recycling using salt

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Researchers at the School of Packaging at Michigan State University have made a significant breakthrough in the field of chemical plastic recycling using ordinary table salt (NaCl). They employed a polyolefin blend of various types of plastic and metalised films as test subjects and used pyrolysis—a method involving high heat and an absence of oxygen—for the recycling process. The study demonstrated that table salt could effectively and efficiently facilitate the pyrolysis of these materials, converting 100% of the polyolefin blend into oil (86%) and gas (14%) without any undesirable byproducts. Notably, table salt outperformed more expensive catalysts. The researchers are now eager to collaborate with industry partners to commercialise this approach.

This is one of 7,575 initiatives posted to ThePackHub’s Innovation Zone platform.


September 2023

Gin packaging converts into ‘hotel’ for bees

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South African gin producer Inverroche Distillery has launched a limited edition version of its outer packaging called Bee&Bee.

After use, it functions as a ‘hotel’ for bees.

The packaging is made from eucalyptus wood. The construction was made in collaboration with Houtlander, a sustainable carpentry company, and Working for Water.

Solitary bees are vital to the ecosystem, pollinating around a third of the world’s food crops.

Each box has 112 holes, each capable of housing a solitary bee.
So far, 6,000 boxes have been created, with the potential to house 672,000 solitary bees.

This is one of 7,563 initiatives posted to ThePackHub’s Innovation Zone platform.


October 2020

Out now – Refillable and Reusable Packaging Compendium

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Now Available

The development of sustainable packaging continues to be a strategic priority and there is one particular sustainable trend that is growing fast. Refillable and reusable packaging is advancing rapidly with ThePackHub’s Innovation Zone database reporting a 68% year-on-year increase in initiatives.

Now is your chance to get a comprehensive lowdown on what is happening in refillable and reusable packaging and how you can utilise this embryonic market opportunity for your business.

Find out more and order here.

 


September 2020

ThePackHub in the news: Packaging Innovation show trend report – five new innovations

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Welcome to the latest packaging innovation trends update brought to you in conjunction with UK packaging innovation consultancy ThePackHub.

We have selected five reusable and refillable packaging innovations that represent the many sustainable initiatives introduced in the global packaging industry over the last month.

Checkout the blog here: https://www.packaging-london.com/2020/09/03/the-packhub-trend-report-04-09-2020/




August 2020

Early Bird Launch Offer for Refillable and Reusable Packaging Compendium

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Now is your chance to get a comprehensive lowdown on what is happening in refillable and reusable packaging and how you can utilise this embryonic market opportunity for your business.
ThePackHub’s Refillable and Reusable Packaging Compendium 2020/21 is packed with vital trend information, analysis and insight from a global perspective.

Everything you need to know about the fast growing refillable and reusable packaging market and more!

Find out which brands, retailers and suppliers are bringing refillable and reusable innovations to market and what you need to do to succeed.

The in-depth review includes a unique and comprehensive summary of more than 140 of the latest refillable and reusable packaging innovations covering initiatives across consumer categories from around the world.

 Save £100 and secure your Very Early Bird price now. 

 


January 2018

International Packaging Innovation & Trends Webinar – 23rd January 2018

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ThePackHub and PAC, Packaging Consortium are pleased to announce a brand new packaging innovations webinar on 23rd January 2018.

Review of the Latest Packaging Innovations. Join us as UK packaging innovation consultancy ThePackHub and PAC, Packaging Consortium review the stand out packaging innovations of the last 12 months. We will discuss the key packaging trends and what we expect to see come to market for 2018 and beyond. We will also discuss PAC’s Global Leadership Awards results.

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Review of the Latest Packaging Innovations
Join us as UK packaging innovation consultancy ThePackHub and PAC, Packaging Consortium review the stand out packaging innovations of the last 12 months. We will discuss the key packaging trends and what we expect to see come to market for 2018 and beyond. We will also discuss PAC’s Global Leadership Awards results.
When:
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
10:00am EST
3:00pm GMT

Price: GBP CAD US
PAC/PackHub Members £20 $30 $25
Non Members £40 $60 $50
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Speakers
James D Downham, President & CEO, PAC Packaging Consortium
Since 2006 Jim Downham has been advancing the packaging industry agenda as the President & CEO for the not-for-profit, PAC, Packaging Consortium. Prior to PAC Jim spent his career in the manufacturing of package materials/containers rising to the level of CEO of a $175 million multi-plant North American packaging leader. In 2000 Jim founded LeaderLinx, a packaging industry consultant. In November 2014 Jim reached the pinnacle of his career when he was inducted into the Packaging Hall of Fame in Chicago, Illinois.
Paul Jenkins, Managing Director, ThePackHub
Paul Jenkins runs leading UK packaging innovation consultancy ThePackHub helping to deliver a range of packaging services for brand owners, retailers and packaging suppliers. Prior to setting up ThePackHub in 2012, Paul spent 18 years in several senior brand consumer marketing positions. Paul has an in depth knowledge of FMCG packaging industries. Via the management of ThePackHub’s Innovation Zone packaging database with over 2,200 examples, Paul has a world class understanding of the latest packaging trends.

Join over 2,400 North American members that benefit from the vast networking opportunities through PAC’s wide range of competitions, educational activities and events. PAC, Packaging Consortium is a not-for-profit corporation serving as a vital partner and catalyst for the packaging value chain for over 65 years.
Join the PAC and learn more.

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