New year, New you!

by Lisa

Start the year as you mean to go on!

New year, new you!

This is the mentality that most people take on in the month of January. Focusing efforts in a positive way, analysing the past year, re shaping their goals and learning from mistakes, striving for a better 2016.

These same personal aspirations are very common within companies; they strive to start the year as they mean to go on.

If you are a frequent reader of our blogs, you would have noticed in our Packaging Trends 2016 blog how important and pressing eco packaging and the ongoing quest to become more eco-friendly has become. Pressure is being applied from all tiers of organisational structures from stakeholder right down to the end consumer. 

There is nothing worse as an end consumer being left to dispose of a package which was unnecessary in the first place, amazon have recently been put under pressure in this area.

Before we go into the ways we can advise and tailor your personal packaging requirements, we do need to get into the packaging basics. Making sure your company is complying with the packaging regulations, a lot of companies are unaware of this, yet they have a legal obligation.

That last line may have led to a few beads of sweat to form on your brow. You can relax, you are only obligated if your company has a turnover exceeding 2 million pounds and handle goods that are enclosed by packaging.

This is all very good, but what is deemed as packaging?? It can be pallets, presentation or retail ready packaging, carrier bags, outer shippers and everything that is used in-between. To put it a simpler way, Shipping or freight containers are not considered packaging, everything else is.

This makes it all very tricky to quantify, this is why we are here and where over the last 35 years we have strived to pass this knowledge and the ever changing legislation on to all of our clients. Please do not hesitate to call for any required information 01491 834000.

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