ADF&PCD New York 2018, September 5-6 in New York, N.Y., is partnering with the Pentawards to host special sessions as part of its two free-to-attend conferences. The Pentawards conference sessions will be delivered by past winners of the prestigious, world-famous packaging design awards.
Gen Z is bypassing the traditional political system and focusing on consumerism as a channel for change, according to a study. This generation is expecting brands to use their platform for good, especially as they feel the political system and politicians has let them down. That’s one of the findings of the study, “Voting With Dollars: Young People + Brands as the Agents of Social Change” from DoSomething Strategic (formerly known as TMI Strategy).
The 16th Annual LUXE PACK New York, the U.S. tradeshow dedicated to creative and luxury packaging, saw 3,586 industry professionals and 240 packaging suppliers who specialize in premium packaging elements for the cosmetic, fragrance, wine & spirit, fine food and fashion sectors. The exclusively varied selection of this year’s exhibitors offered a dynamic variety of packaging products and solutions that crossed all creative thresholds. The synergy initiated by the impactful exchanges between today’s premium sector brands and leading manufacturers solidified another successful LUXE PACK New York edition.
Consumers and the industry play vital parts in keeping waste out of oceans. The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is recognizing World Oceans Day today, June 8, by highlighting the industry’s reduction in plastic use, and educating consumers about ways they can help keep waste out of our oceans and litter off our shorelines.
The Glass Packaging Institute is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Clear Choice Awards. This is the only awards program for North America that recognizes the contribution glass packaging makes to the image and success of everyday products.
Shiseido joins SPICE, the Sustainable Packaging Initiative for Cosmetics, co-founded by L'Oréal and environmental consulting firm Quantis. SPICE aims to guide sustainable packaging policy, drive packaging innovation and improve communication in beauty & personal care industry.
Consumers demand an ethical stance from beauty brands, and the latest focus is on product packaging. Mintel recommends three things to stay on top of beauty and personal care packaging trends while quenching consumers' thirst for greener packaging.
Karlville, a global leader in in converting machinery and shrink sleeve applicators, will host a facility tour at its Miami Technology Center on June 13th as a prelude to the annual Packaging Strategies Global Pouch Forum (InterContinental Miami, June 12-15).
Some of the world’s biggest retailers and food companies, such as Kellogg Co, Walmart Inc, and Nestle, backed a new initiative recently to improve global supply chains amid rising consumer demand for slave-free goods and services. The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), which represents about 400 leading retailers and manufacturers across 70 countries, said it is creating a benchmark to support the development of more socially and environmentally responsible supply chains.
Italian food company Barilla is partnering with TerraCycle to provide a free, easy way to recycle its Ready Pasta packaging. The Ready Pasta Recycling Program offers consumers a method of recycling the instant pasta pouches.