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Future Links CW 16: Packaging Edition

Packaging

Our future links deal with packaging this week featuring the new packaging of Red Vines, the new inspection system at Fruit Gourmet, the eco-friendly packaging in the beauty sector and information on how Parkside won the Global Innovation Award and how the consumer trends affect the future packaging.

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5 Packaging Trends in 2016

Every year the print and packaging industry are challenged to reinvent themselves by developing better technologies or more innovative ideas. 2016 was an exciting year for every player in the industry with drupa taking place to show off some new designs and creations. We gathered for you some of the trends and packaging ideas of this year.

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Ecovative supplies mushroom packaging to Fortune 500

Ikea’s plans to use mushroom-derived packaging have made headlines last week. The company is only one among several large retailers and e-commerce stores including Dell and Crate & Barrel that are looking for ways to reduce waste and toxins resulting from packaging. The company supplying a biodegradable Styrofoam substitute to several Fortune 500 companies is Ecovative, a firm based in New York.

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The Body Shop uses plastic packaging made from thin air

Consumers increasingly demand sustainable packaging. Especially eco-conscious shoppers who buy brands with a green core want to see packaging that is recyclable, renewable or made from sustainable resources. The Body Shop is taking the concept one step further and plans to use methane and carbon dioxide, which would otherwise be released into the air as greenhouse gas, in its packaging.

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