As a goodie for its online customers and their four-legged pets, Bubeck Petfood delivered its range of dog food and accessories in special shipping packaging for a short time.Read more
Ice cream time at home: consumers in Germany ate more ice cream at home in 2020 than in the previous year. They particularly liked buying small ice cream portions in a large package.Read more
Unpackaged shops can now be found in every major city. Even retail chains have taken up the trend. The concept joins existing efforts to reduce packaging waste.Read more
The Swiss company Toff Drehteile AG manufactures water pipes under the label ‘toff design shishas’. To ensure that these arrive atreach the customer without scratches and damage, the family business relies on a new, sustainable e-commerce packaging. The material-optimized solution was developed and produced by DS Smith.
The unusual design consists of a lower and an upper open corrugated board inlay. The inlays securely fix the delicate shishas in the packaging, but without additional filler materials. An unboxing experience is also included for many customers. Because the first thing the customer sees after opening the box is his or her individually produced water pipe in contrast to the natural corrugated cardboard.
Smoking pleasure is promised by ‘toff design shishas’ with its purist, functional design water pipes. The shishas are also individually manufactured at the headquarters of the family business at the request of customers’ requests. Fabian Toff, Managing Director of ‘toff design shishas’ emphasizes: “For online shipping, we were looking for packaging that would reliably protect our sensitive premium products in transit and at the same time stage the unpacking process as an emotional moment. In addition, the solution had to be sustainable and space-saving to store.”
The e-commerce packaging in EB corrugated developed by DS Smith in accordance with their circular design principles, which the company designed drew up together in co-operation with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, meets the requirements 100 percent. The two inserts ensure that the hookahs lie very straight, firm and compact in the shipping carton, according to a company statement. Filling material is just as littleno more required for the material-optimized solution as than adhesive tape: because the box can be closed simply and securely using tuck-in tabs. To protect the package contents, which are in the higher price segment, from theft during transport, the packaging is deliberately not printed on. In addition, the natural corrugated board underlines the sustainability claim of by the product and the company.Read more
A new representative survey confirms the strong trend towards increasing environmental awareness among the German population. At the same time, consumers often still misjudge the sustainability of various packaging materials. The new initiative weissblech-kommt-weiter.de (tinplate goes further) aims to provide consumers with better information.Read more
As part of the German Packaging Congress 2021, Kim Cheng demands not to commit to certain types of packaging in an image-driven way. Nevertheless, the managing director of the dvi is pleased that packaging is being certified by consumers as having made progress in terms of sustainability.Read more
Following a successful test run, the Tesco retail chain is setting up a large collection network for soft plastic in its own stores in the UK. The aim is to collect and recycle up to 1,000 tons of the material per year.Read more
Numerous well-known beverage producers in Austria have joined forces in an initiative that rewards proper recycling with attractive prizes via the “RecycleMich App”. As a first step, the app is now being tested in Vienna.Read more
In collaboration with food manufacturer FEI Foods, JM Packaging is launching a recyclable, heatable stand-up pouch made from a mono-material. The development took about two years.Read more
Less plastic waste again, in this case no less than 69 tons per year: Rewe is dispensing with the additional plastic lid on certain private label cups. As an alternative, reusable lids made of platinum silicone will be available for purchase.Read more