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809, 2014

Packaging Innovations


Packaging has played an important role in protecting, preserving, containing, storing and delivering products since the earliest civilisations. Amphorae (pottery jars) were used to store and transport olive oil, wine and dry foods in the Egyptian, Greek and Roman empires and other civilisations. Modern packaging dates back to the [...]

902, 2014

The Green Kitchen


5th edition of The Green Kitchen Recipes for a better planet.  How to shop and cook in an energy efficient, environmentally responsible way.

510, 2013

Checking Out Food Waste


This study identifies the top 20+ food types that are dumped or reduced-to-clear between depot and checkout. Together they account for 22,000 tonnes of wastage in the retail supply chain every year. Valued at £43 million, these products are either dumped because of damage or spoilage or sold as [...]

209, 2013

A US Roadmap for Improved Packaging Recovery – AMERIPEN


AMERIPEN surveyed the largest 100 cities in the U.S. for their adoption rate of best practices and their effectiveness and efficiency of recovering used packaging materials. This two-year research effort has made it clear that there are areas of opportunity for standardization and best practice adoption that could effectively [...]

1003, 2012

Packaging and the Internet


The way we buy things is changing. The convenience and competitiveness of being able to shop via the Internet is altering the retail landscape. ‘Click and collect’ services are growing rapidly. Most retailers offer some form of home delivery or click-and-collect service. In many cases shops have become little [...]

1409, 2011

Municipal Waste Composition 2006/2007


This report presents estimated compositional analysis of England’s municipal waste and recycling streams. It uses data collated and analysed from the most recent national compositional estimates, reported in Defra WR0119: Municipal Waste Composition: A Review of Municipal Waste Component Analyses, Resource Futures 20101, hereafter referred to as the WR0119 [...]

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