Tesco Customers "Too Embarrassed" to Buy Value

Posted by Victoria Knowles - Packaging International Reporter on 25/09/2012 - 06:00:00

Tesco Customers

Tesco have revealed the full reasoning behind the Spring time changes to their Value range of products. It has been revealed that customers were "too embarrassed" to be seen with the blue-and-white-striped packaging design

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BPA Chemical Childhood Obesity Link Studied

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Packaging International's Lead Reporter on 19/09/2012 - 07:25:00

BPA Chemical Childhood Obesity Link Studied

Widely-used food packaging chemical BPA (bisphenol A) could be contributing to childhood obesity, according to the results of new research

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2.2 Million Dollar Centre for Sustainable Packaging

Posted by Victoria Knowles - Enviro News Reporter on 19/09/2012 - 07:00:00

2.2 Million Dollar Centre for Sustainable Packaging

Rochester Institute of Technology has been given $2.2million to go towards the creation of a Center for Sustainable Packaging. The center will research new sustainable and durable materials.

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Nestle Launch "We Will Find You" Packaging Promotion

Posted by Victoria Knowles - Packaging International Reporter on 17/09/2012 - 07:30:00

Nestle Launch

Nestle have launched their unique "We Will Find You Promotion" for confectionary products, which will include concealing a sat nav device beneath the product's wrapping so that a £10,000 winner can be located by GPS

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Australian Cigarette Company Hits Back at New Branding Laws

Posted by Rebecca Watson - Packaging International Reporter on 13/09/2012 - 08:30:00

Australian Cigarette Company Hits Back at New Branding Laws

Imperial Tobacco hit back at Australia's new branding laws by releasing packaging which shows the old design peeled away to reveal the plain box beneath.

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Call for Detergent Gel Pod Child-Safe Packaging

Posted by Rebecca Watson - Packaging International Reporter on 12/09/2012 - 08:00:00

Call for Detergent Gel Pod Child-Safe Packaging

There have been calls for detergent gel pods to be placed inside child-safe packaging, after American children mistook them for sweets. Ideas include making the product less appealing to children and making the packaging child-proof

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50th Anniversary Andy Warhol Campbell's Soup Cans

Posted by Rebecca Watson - Packaging International Reporter on 05/09/2012 - 09:30:00

50th Anniversary Andy Warhol Campbell's Soup Cans

To mark their 50th anniversary, Campbell's Soup are releasing limited edition cans inspired by the artist Andy Warhol. The can labels will feature the artist's famous pop art style and be available in America

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Food Packaging Linked to Cardiovascular Disease

Posted by Victoria Knowles - Packaging International Reporter on 05/09/2012 - 03:00:00

Food Packaging Linked to Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease has been linked with a chemical commonly found in food packaging, Perfluorooctanoic acid. The link was established by an analysis of data taken from over 1,200 people

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Aluminium Cans Most Recycled Beverage Container in US

Posted by Rebecca Watson - Packaging International Reporter on 30/08/2012 - 06:20:00

Aluminium Cans Most Recycled Beverage Container in US

Aluminium cans have been reported to be the most recycled beverage container in the US with a rise to 65.1% in 2011 from the previous years 58.1%.

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Ten Year Old Succeeds in Battle for Environmental Packaging

Posted by Rebecca Watson - Packaging International Reporter on 29/08/2012 - 11:00:00

Ten Year Old Succeeds in Battle for Environmental Packaging

A 10 year old has managed to persuade a large US drinks chain to ditch their styrofoam cups in favour of a more eco-friendly alternative. Styrofoam can take up to one million years to break down, so the decision has been welcomed.

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