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This entry was posted on 18th February 2019 by Caroline
Automation is a great way to help you speed up the packing process, but did you know it can also ensure you use less packaging material? If you think of automation, your initial image may be that of a high tech factory with robot arms whizzing around delivering precision engineering – all ...
This entry was posted on 12th February 2019 by Caroline
There is growing pressure (and a desire) for businesses to become more environmentally friendly and to demonstrate this commitment to customers. If you are looking for ways to improve your environmental credentials, there are many “quick wins” out there to help you make simple switches. One ...
This entry was posted on 29th January 2019 by Caroline
If you’ve just completed your waste packaging report, or reviewed your packaging use for 2018, you may be shuddering at the volume of packaging that has been used. Packaging is necessary to protect goods, but in the words of Bob Dylan, ‘the times they are a changin’. There are many ...
This entry was posted on 24th January 2019 by Edyta Dean
Exchanging gifts at Christmas is a wonderful tradition, but finding the right present for friends or family can sometimes be a challenge… January is typically one of the busiest months for returns as customers rush to send back ill-fitted or unwanted gifts after Christmas. Research by ...
This entry was posted on 17th January 2019 by Caroline
As another year rolls by, we’ve reached that time again – waste packaging reporting. The regulations were first introduced in 1997 and aim to control the amount of packaging waste produced by UK businesses and its impact on the environment. As the environmental debate continues, this ...
This entry was posted on 9th January 2019 by Edyta Dean
Happy New Year! We hope you had a great Christmas and are ready for the new opportunities and challenges that the next 12 months may bring. To help you plan your packaging activities, we put together five packaging trends to watch out for in 2019. 1. Reduce, reuse, recycle The impact of ...
This entry was posted on 17th December 2018 by Edyta Dean
In times of increased demand, retailers may experience issues with resources, delivery and packing capabilities, which may affect their productivity. This is more worrying now than ever before, as the country faces warnings over labour shortfalls. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has said ...
This entry was posted on 12th December 2018 by Caroline
We know that businesses are always looking to reduce costs and at Macfarlane Packaging we help customers achieve this all the time. Throughout the year, we’ve created a series of blog articles focusing on areas to review for potential savings, so we thought we’d give you some food for ...
This entry was posted on 20th November 2018 by Edyta Dean
Packaging can affect the way customers perceive your brand, especially at festive times such as Christmas. Online retailer Amazon was accused of “ruining Christmas surprises” last year after sending products in their original packaging. Unhappy customers expressed their disappointment on ...
This entry was posted on 13th November 2018 by Edyta Dean
If you do your Christmas shopping online, you know how frustrating it is when orders arrive late, damaged or disappear without a trace. Your customers feel the same way! A study from a watchdog Which? revealed that only 35% of customers received their deliveries as expected between November and ...

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