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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 5th February 2019 by Edyta Dean
David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II series sent a powerful message to the British public…we are all responsible for Mother Earth. The final episode of this popular BBC documentary revealed some distressing images of marine life struggling to deal with plastic contamination. This has helped ...
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 4th December 2018 by Edyta Dean
Technology affects most areas of our lives, but did you know it can also unlock the full potential of your packaging, making it the next frontier in customer engagement? Augmented Reality (AR) opens up a whole new world of possibilities for both retailers and industrial manufacturers, providing ...
This entry was posted on 27th November 2018 by Caroline
Shipping high value, highly sensitive medical or control instruments is a delicate matter - the products are business critical and need to arrive in full working order. For this reason, many products are packed in heavy, unwieldy containers that can be expensive to purchase and be costly to ...

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