Sustainability has become the mantra of the packaging world. No matter which way you look, companies are developing new products and processes that will reduce packaging's impact on the environment. Nowhere is this movement more critical than in the flexible packaging space.
In recent years, the idea of a circular economy has come to the forefront of this movement. Based on the principles of reduction, reuse and recycling, it is theorized that a circular economy can be restorative and regenerative by design.
Everywhere, it seems, people are drinking coffee- at home, in the office, in their cars and at restaurants. Consumers are estimated to drink approximately 1.4 billion cups per day. Consequently, it's not surprising that coffee reportedly is the most widely used product in the world after oil.
In the busy world of converting, industry professionals can be hard-pressed to stay on top of the most recent developments in the industry. That is why so many return each year to the Converters Expo for a concentrated show that allows them to see the latest converting technology and services.
After reviewing and analyzing 73 samples of some of the best examples of flexible packaging on the market in 2019, a panel of judges has chosen 48 packages for recognition in the Flexible Packaging Association’s (FPA) 64th Annual Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards competition.
Pushback on use of plastics is a major challenge for flexible packaging. Going forward, suppliers look to find eco-friendly alternatives, while educating consumers on the many benefits of this growing packaging segment.
To gain an industry-wide perspective on the year that has just ended and the prospects for 2020, Flexible Packaging reached out to executives whose businesses represent the spectrum of flexible packaging.
Corporations are facing increasing public scrutiny and being held accountable for their products and actions as a business. This has given rise to the concept of corporate social responsibility, which in this issue's Roundtable, packaging companies discuss stakeholder expectations.
Among the articles in the April 2020 issue of Flexible Packaging Magazine, find out what the Head of Sustainable Packaging Coalition is saying about the prospects for packaging’s role in improving the environment, read this month's Roundtable on extrusion equipment, and much more!