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Easter eggs: hunting for a solution to excessive packaging

So which Easter tradition came first? The packaging or the egg? The answer is of course not that surprising (it's the egg). The tradition of giving people eggs at spring time has roots in ancient pagan festivals...

By Elliot Woolley 18 Apr 2019


Plain packaging for tobacco: what other countries can learn from the UK's experience

Bans on tobacco advertising, promotion, sponsorship and open display in shops in the UK encouraged tobacco companies to make the pack the hero. So they opposed plain packaging and claimed there was no evidence...

By Nathan Critchlow and Danielle Mitchell 4 Jan 2019


Irish packaging firm snubs sweetened US bid

Ireland's Smurfit Kappa, which makes cardboard and paper packaging, said on Monday that it has rejected an improved 8.9-billion-euro ($11-billion) bid from US peer International Paper.

27 Mar 2018


The frozen food market is heating up

In the 1940s tinned foods were extremely popular as a means of preserving products for extended periods of time. However, given the fact that heavy rationing was imposed on these products during World War II, frozen food packaged in paperboard cartons began to emerge as a credible alternative...

By Michelle Newman 8 Nov 2017


Pentawards 2017 - best of global packaging

The world's best product packaging was displayed at the Pentawards 2017 in Barcelona this past week...

27 Sep 2017


Shoppers believe private label are national brands in different packaging

LONDON, UK: Brand loyalty towards food and drink in the UK grocery market is declining at a sharp rate, research conducted by Canadean in February 2013 reveals.

6 Mar 2013


Little time left to enter LIA 2012

LONDON, UK: The LIA Entry System is closing on Friday, 10 August and this is your final chance to enter the 27th Annual London International Awards.

8 Aug 2012


Cannes Lions: Creative Effectiveness, Design, Film, and PR Juries

CANNES, FRANCE: The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, taking place from 17-23 June, has announced the members of a further four juries: Creative Effectiveness, Design, Film, and PR Lions. South Africa is represented on the Design jury (Shelley-Ann Atkinson, Grid Worldwide Branding & Design) and on the Film jury (Catherine Ireland, Amplified).

30 Mar 2012


D&AD Awards deadline extended

LONDON, UK: We know it can be tough to get your entries completed on time, so we're extending the deadline to complete and pay for your entries online by Wednesday 8 February.

2 Feb 2012


Neville Brody creates /50 identity for D&AD's 50th

LONDON, UK: Neville Brody has created a new /50 logo for D&AD as the organisation celebrates five decades of recognising and supporting UK and international creative talent.

11 Nov 2011


Pentawards honour plastic bottle design

The 2011 Pentawards, held on 29 September 2011 in New York was a sell-out, as 25 countries were represented at this awards ceremony for the best packaging in the world.

5 Oct 2011


Enter the London International Awards

LONDON, UK: Entries are now open for the London International Awards (LIA). To be eligible for entry into the awards, entries submitted must be broadcast, published or released in a commercial environment with client approval between 1 July 2010 and 31 July 2011.

14 Apr 2011


Consumer packaged goods trends for 2011

LONDON, UK: Mintel, the global leader in market and consumer intelligence, has predicted the worldwide consumer packaged goods (CPG) trends set to make an impact in 2011.

8 Nov 2010


Sustainable packaging: UK's HDPE milk bottle recycling rate increases to 72%

LONDON, UK: A new HDPE plastic milk bottle recycling study from Recoup1 (RECycling Of Used Plastics Limited) identifies that 72% of HDPE milk bottles consumed and collected in the UK during 2009 were recycled - a significant increase on the previous year's figure of 57%.

18 Oct 2010

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