Safety – Health – Environment

EPR for packaging to cost between GBP .5 and 1 billion a year

On 18 December 2018, the UK Government revealed a new resources and waste strategy that will see industry (businesses and manufacturers) pay for the full cost of recycling or disposing of their packaging waste as part of a new initiative to eliminate avoidable plastic waste and to protect the environment from its harmful effects. This [...]

EPR for packaging to cost between GBP .5 and 1 billion a year 2019-05-23T11:22:01+00:00

Clients consultancy

IppStar has been an ethical consultant to the printing, publishing and packaging industries in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. This work has included operational consulting in optimizing printing, newspaper publishing and packaging plants as well as advising on expansion and new projects. It has also meant consulting for print buyers for vendor development, technical and social [...]

Clients consultancy 2018-12-29T04:58:06+00:00

Low-cost alternative to chain-of-custody sustainability

PrintReleaf’s hassle-free sustainability solution Denver Colorado-based PrintReleaf has announced that printers can now offer print buyers a low-cost, hassle-free alternative to traditional chain-of-custody sustainability approaches. Commenting on the announcement, PrintReleaf Founder and CEO Jordan Darragh said, “For the first time, commercial printers, label converters and packaging vendors have available to them and their customers a [...]

Low-cost alternative to chain-of-custody sustainability 2018-10-10T05:52:57+00:00

Sustainability, Indian manufacture and high technology at Plastindia 2018

Although packaging mavens claim that plastic packaging represents 38 to 40% of the plastics industry in India, our own feeling is that the data requires improvement in terms of collection, analysis and validation. Since packaging is generally described as

Sustainability, Indian manufacture and high technology at Plastindia 2018 2018-02-12T08:45:31+00:00

Some packaging-related trends for 2018 – Part 2

The most important trend in the Indian economy as well as the Indian packaging industry is hardly a trend; it is more or less a fact of life – uncertain and gradual but positive expansion of the industry and the continued evolution in its use of technology and best practices.

Some packaging-related trends for 2018 – Part 2 2018-02-05T05:21:22+00:00

Some packaging-related trends for 2018 – Part 1

What packaging trends do you see gaining prominence in 2018? Whether it be in innovation, design or consumers perspective. Sustainable packaging will carry on to be one of the biggest trends in 2018 – how do you see companies and brands tackling this?

Some packaging-related trends for 2018 – Part 1 2018-01-25T09:16:12+00:00

In India, 6,000 tons of plastic waste lies uncollected every day

Last year at the PDIT Conference in Mumbai, packaging designer Rob Vermeulen ended his presentation with a photograph of the plastic strewn beach at Juhu outside his hotel. 

In India, 6,000 tons of plastic waste lies uncollected every day 2017-09-01T04:08:00+00:00