Last month, Glen Gudino, Flexible Packaging’s publisher, and I had a chat with Dennis Calamusa, president and CEO of Alliedflex. It was a wide-ranging discussion that at one point turned toward the topic of a circular economy.
I wouldn’t be surprised if you haven’t heard the name Ella Kissi-Debrah before. She was a 9-year-old living in southeast London near one of its busiest roads and suffered from severe asthma, which caused her numerous trips to the hospital between 2010 and 2013. Finally, in February 2013, her asthma brought on a cardiac arrest and she died.
So, it’s a New Year, and as you can see, we’ve got a new look — well, on the digital edition. The new look of the website is coming. A lot people use the New Year to make a change. I can with 100% certainty tell you that we didn’t use that as an excuse to effect these changes.
2020 showed us that “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” Is that going to stop people from making plans? No. Is it going to stop Flexible Packaging editors from asking what those plans are and sharing them with everyone? Clearly, no.
This year was an odd year, to say the least, but flexible packaging carried on. There’s been an ever-growing shift toward flexible packaging, especially pouches. As you’ll see, pouches are exactly what Flexible Packaging’s readers wanted to see throughout 2020.
Personally, I now understand why take-your-child-to-work day only happens once a year instead of Every. Single. Day. I also don’t think I ever want to work in an office where you can bring your pets — and I’m only having to deal with my own.
You might find this a bit of a shock, but as a career writer and editor I’ve never actually designed my own package. However, we ran a news story about ProAmpac’s MAKR when it made its debut back in August.
Europe has a leg up on the U.S. in a couple of regards when it comes to recycling, namely facilities capable of recycling more types of materials and a cumulative population that, in general, recycles more.
This issue covers how technology keeps moving forward to stay ahead of counterfeiters, tips to maximize inkjet printers, why brands should move to sustainable labels, what automation’s role in converting is and a whole bunch more!