Circular Economy Plastic packaging

We are officially unveiling our ground-breaking Localised Circular Economy at Packaging Innovations on 27-28 February 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham.   As a leading packaging designer and manufacturer, we recognised the responsibility we have to help allay consumer fears and take major initiatives to achieve a truly circular plastics economy. Whilst many are theorising about this aim, we are the UK’s first organisation to recruit partners, including Jayplas...

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Packaging product design

On Tuesday 11th December 2018, school children and 3 teachers visited Charpak to gain an insight into creative product design and packaging.  The 12 children, aged 7-11, from Hartford Junior School, Huntingdon are studying a Product Design Level 2 apprenticeship.   As part of the apprenticeship scheme the children are encouraged to visit local companies to gain insight spending time with Charpak's team of Packaging Designers.  Charpak were...

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There are viable alternatives to fossil fuel based plastics, which are currently more expensive to produce.   Recent tests by the supermarkets have shown that consumers are reticent to pay more for this packaging.  This is a particularly hot topic following Blue Planet II, and wider reporting in the media on environmental issues relating to discarded plastic.  Biodegradable plastics, environmentally friendly plastics and plant based plastics are...

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pet plastics and sustainability

Whilst the media is dominated by headlines surrounding plastic packaging waste we must be careful not to demonise all plastic packaging.  Across the supply chain, businesses need to respond with actions that do not shift the environmental and recycling problem from one type of packaging material, to other less reusable or less recyclable alternatives. There is no doubt unrecyclable single-use plastics are a bad thing.  Everyone...

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