Sustainability: ‘Future of Packaging’ in The Times

New writing… Pleased to say I have had another article published in The Times newspaper, as part of a special Raconteur report on the Future of Packaging. From wine through the post to sports drinks in seaweed, packaging is visibly going green. However, there is a secondary sustainability story behind your sugarcane insect spray or bamboo toothbrush that too often goes untold. […]

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Plastics & Circularity: ‘Future of Packaging’ in The Times

New writing…. Pleased to say I have had another couple of articles published in The Times newspaper, as part of a special Raconteur report on the Future of Packaging. Ocean plastic is not a new problem, however it took David Attenborough and Blue Planet II to turn the tide of public opinion. My opening article investigates how prime-time endorsement of the core sustainability message proved […]

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Sustainability & Waste: ‘Future of Packaging’ in The Times

New writing… Pleased to say I have had another couple of pieces published in The Times newspaper today, as part of a special Raconteur report on the Future of Packaging. The Overview article which opens the report discusses whether sustainable packaging is ready yet to make the leap from niche to mainstream: • ‘Resolving the Riddle of Sustainability’. My second piece on Page 7 argues […]

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Packaging: 5-a-Day Rant

So… Despite the fact my grapefruit already comes in a biodegradable protective skin all of its own, the supermarket has individually wrapped it in straight-to-landfill plastic for home delivery, complete with unwelcome news that the food has been treated with imzalil/thiabendazole/2-phenylphenol pyrimethanil E202 (potassium sorbate) and wax, as well as a warning that the bag should be kept away from […]

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‘Future of Packaging’ in The Times

New writing… Pleased to say I have had a centrespread article for Raconteur published in The Times newspaper, exploring packaging market trends, plus, in particular, prospects for mainstreaming of sustainability: • ‘Discovering a business case for sustainability’. The full 16-page Future of Packaging report is available to view/download here.

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Trillion-$ packaging, to rockin’ megaprojects + ocean clean-up

More of my journalism and blogging pieces have been published in the last few months and I have provided a brief update menu of articles below, with links to original copy. Packaging a Trillion-Dollar Circle of Life The packaging industry is moving into a circular economy of materials rotating in a sustainable loop of smart design, carbon-efficient manufacture, reuse and recycle. Published in: […]

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Clean + green, in black + white (Pt II)

Recent months have seen a few more of my journalism pieces published in the press and I have provided a brief update menu of articles below, with links to original copy. Shaping up to the Future Summary: 3D printing has the potential to shape the future – in factories, on building sites, in schools, hospitals and homes. Published in: ‘3D Printing’ Special […]

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