Opinion

A voyage into the unknown – December 2022

A lot has happened in the world since the last K show in 2019. Heck, a lot has happened in the plastics packaging industry since then, too! So, there was a feeling of excitement and ebullience, exuberance and enthusiasm – and any other words beginning with ‘e’ that mean roughly the same thing – about the return of business to Messe Düsseldorf. At the same...

Chewing the fat – November 2022

Well I think I’ve heard it all now! In a month when (delusional) opportunists have suggested that replacing plastics packaging would end the energy crisis – as if the industry is anywhere near the largest users of oil and gas – headlines popped up in the mainstream media claiming that ‘Plastic might be making you obese!’. The stories start by citing the tripling of global...

The star-spangled myth – October 2022

I grew up fascinated by myths and legends, to the point where many of my favourite childhood films involve the phenomenal artistry of the...

Red herrings and white elephants – July 2022

When Morrisons recently decided to switch its milk packaging from HDPE bottles to cartons, the supermarket chain hailed savings of 100 tonnes of plastics...

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