About Packaging

SLIDE 1 Packaging exists to deliver products to business and consumers safely, efficiently and in perfect condition.

well-designed packaging should:

be fit for the product it is protecting

optimise the climate and environmental footprint of the packaging and packaged product

use only as much of the right kind of material as necessary to perform this task

Functions of packaging

Protection

Packaging prevents breakage, spoilage, contamination and increases product shelf life.

Waste prevention and reduction

Packaging prevents food and product waste helping to save resources and emissions.

Safety

Packaging prevents contamination and helps the product arrive intact to the end-user, enabling safe consumption and handling.

Health

Packaging plays a key role in the safe delivery, preservation and use of medical treatments and medical devices that protect and save lives.

Information

The packaging is the vehicle by which producers communicate voluntary and legally required information about their product and packaging.

Handling and Distribution

Everyday packaging ensures the efficient transport, distribution and delivery of goods safely from factories to businesses and consumers.

Convenience

The diversity of available packaging allows consumers to make choices based on their own dietary requirements, family composition, life-styles and individual needs.

Promotion

Packaging is the canvas on which producers convey their brand and value proposition to consumers.

Innovation stories

Unilever is introducing recyclable toothpaste tubes 26 Nov 2021
26 Nov 2021

Unilever is introducing recyclable toothpaste tubes

To making oral care sustainable, Unilever’s oral care brands including Signal, Pepsodent and Closeup have announced plans to convert their entire global toothpaste portfolio to recyclable tubes by 2...
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McCormick’s brand Schwartz moving to fully recyclable herbs and spice sachets 26 Nov 2021
26 Nov 2021

McCormick’s brand Schwartz moving to fully recyclable herbs and spice sachets

Herbs and spices brand Schwartz has moved its entire range of recipe mixes to recyclable packaging in the UK. Schwartz, which is owned by McCormick, began rolling out recyclable sachets in July 2021....
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Ferrero joins forces with Loop and Carrefour to foster reuse 10 Jun 2021
10 Jun 2021

Ferrero joins forces with Loop and Carrefour to foster reuse

In its effort to optimise the use of its packaging, Ferrero has joined forces with Loop, a leading reuse platform, and Carrefour for a reuse pilot scheme in Paris, France. This initiative builds on Fe...
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