Plain Packaging Laws Spark New Debate in India

Posted by Christine Alford - Packaging International Reporter on 06/08/2012 - 05:30:00

Plain Packaging Laws Spark New Debate in India

After a meeting between the Indian parliament and tobacco taskforce of health officials from Australia and India, the new laws on plain tobacco packaging is being carefully considered.

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Square SunnyD Bottle Reduces Carbon Footprint

Posted by Victoria Knowles - Packaging International Reporter on 02/08/2012 - 10:20:00

Square SunnyD Bottle Reduces Carbon Footprint

Sunny Delight have released their new, ergonomically designed square bottle which stores more easily within fridge doors and has helped to reduce the business' carbon footprint.

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Olympics Defend Outsourced Chinese Packaging

Posted by Victoria Knowles - Packaging International Reporter on 01/08/2012 - 06:30:00

Olympics Defend Outsourced Chinese Packaging

The London 2012 Olympic Organising Committee have defended their decision to use outsourced food packaging from China, in the face of criticism over sustainability

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Green Policies Put Unnecessary Stress on Manufacturers

Posted by Christine Alford - Packaging International Reporter on 31/07/2012 - 11:30:00

Green Policies Put Unnecessary Stress on Manufacturers

Manufacturers' organisation EEF are calling for a full scale review of the governments climate and environment polices, due to the costly administrative burden of the current policies.

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McDonalds Unveil Olympic QR Code Packaging

Posted by Victoria Knowles - Packaging International Reporter on 27/07/2012 - 04:20:00

McDonalds Unveil Olympic QR Code Packaging

Making it's debut at the London 2012 Olympic Games, McDonald's have unveiled QR code packaging that contains nutritional information

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Smart Pharmaceutical Packaging Could Save Lives

Posted by Christine Alford - Packaging International Reporter on 26/07/2012 - 06:55:00

Smart Pharmaceutical Packaging Could Save Lives

The HCPC have unveiled their plans for future pharmaceutical packaging, including flashing bottles that alert users that it is time to take a pill

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Packaging Highlighted as Main Source of Halal Food Contamination

Posted by Christine Alford - Packaging International Reporter on 24/07/2012 - 07:35:00

Packaging Highlighted as Main Source of Halal Food Contamination

Genetic ID Europe has found that porcine (pork), used as a lubricants for industrial packaging machines, is contaminating Halal food. The lubricant finds its way through the substrates of the packaging to the product itself.

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Chinese Company Unveil Giant Wine Bottle

Posted by Christine Alford - Packaging International Reporter on 20/07/2012 - 15:00:00

Chinese Company Unveil Giant Wine Bottle

The Chinese wine manufacturer Jingding has unveiled a staggering 30ft high wine bottle for the global trade show Wine Expo

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Reusable Pure Glass Bottle Launched

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Packaging International's Lead Reporter on 18/07/2012 - 06:40:00

Reusable Pure Glass Bottle Launched

A United States-based researcher has come up with a new glass water bottle design that's shatter-resistant and can be used again and again

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Laser-Etched Fruit Labelling Due Soon

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Packaging International's Lead Reporter on 16/07/2012 - 09:45:00

Laser-Etched Fruit Labelling Due Soon

Innovative and safe laser-etched fruit labels may be seen on US supermarket shelves in coming months

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