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Take Your Tupperware Container To The Supermarket: Morrisons Unveils Plan Cut Plastic Waste

Morrisons will be inviting customers to use their own containers when purchasing produce from the meat and fish counters in stores.<p>When you pick up …

Sustainability

The Design Evolution of Beer Can Openings

Designing for drinking<p>The greatest technological challenge of the 20th Century was not the moon landing; it was how to get fresh, delicious beer from …

Smart, beautiful and award-winning packaging from around the world

From multi-coloured beer cans to illustrated coffee cups that reflect how the drinker is feeling, a new book is celebrating how clever design can …

These 5 Clever Packaging Ideas Will Inspire You

This story appears in the July 2016 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Aesthetics can make or break your brand. Good packaging means positive customer experiences. We've discovered five companies that incorporate clever and tasteful packaging for their products.<p>Thelma’s Treats<p><b>Cost:</b> <i>$2.50 per cardboard</i> …

Emerald issues cashew recall after glass found in packages

Emerald has issued a nationwide recall of its 100 Calorie Pack Roasted & Slated Cashew Halves & Pieces because there may be small glass pieces in the packages.<p>The Charlotte, North Carolina-based company believes the sources of the glass are raw cashews received from one of their suppliers, …

Food

IKEA eyes mushroom packaging to replace nasty polystyrene

Polystyrene is out and mushrooms are in. IKEA recently announced they will be moving away from the foam and are looking at a more sustainable option …

Sustainability

Food packaging norms to stay, India tells US

India has ruled out any change in its labelling or packaging requirements for imports of American food items, which mandate printing of the maximum …

Unwrapped: The Subtle Joys of Food Packaging

Celebrating the art of what our meals comes in, from cookie boxes to condiment bottles<p>In design jargon, “appetite appeal” describes the level of sensory stimulation that food packaging should have in order to attract consumers. A product covered with only type is by default less mouth-watering than …

Kraft is recalling its Singles cheese because people are choking on the packaging

Customers have complained that part of the plastic on the individually-wrapped slices is sticking to the cheese following removal.<p>Three people have reported choking on the plastic, according to the company.<p>About 36,000 cases of the recalled product were shipped by Kraft Heinz to retailers in the …

Welcome to 'the Matrix': At FedEx's sorting hub, 1 night, 1.5M packages

Every night, 140 of the shipping giant's planes land in Memphis, Tenn., at FedEx's World Hub. CNET Road Trip 2014 watches as things get sorted out.<p>MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The blue lights are flashing, and that means the sort is going to start late.<p>The blue lights don't go on often. They flash only when …

Enterprise Tech

Apple Stores Now Offering Third-Party Accessories With Apple Co-Designed Packaging

Third-party accessories, featuring packaging co-designed by Apple, are starting to appear in Apple’s retail stores. The new packaging is a part of a …

Stunt Rider Uses His Dirt Bike To Surf a Wave in Tahiti

Motorbike stunt rider Robbie Maddison recently had the opportunity to bring one of his extraordinary visions to life. In collaborating with DC Shoes, Maddison was able to surf his dirt bike atop the breathtakingly blue waters of Tahiti. While this feat may seem like an impossible challenge, the …

Tahiti

Windows 10's new retail packaging could be the last ever

Microsoft is around two weeks away from releasing the final version of Windows 10 to the world, and now the retail packaging for its new operating system has leaked. Originally revealed by German site <i>WinFuture</i>, the box art for Windows 10 is a rather simple affair. While Windows 8 displayed …

P&G Settles Suit on Puffed-Up Packaging

Olay containers raised eyebrows of California prosecutors, who called them deceptive<p>Olay is getting a makeover, though not entirely of its own accord.<p>Procter & Gamble Co. will change the packaging of some Olay skin-care products as part of a settlement with California prosecutors, who had accused …

Skin Care

Pharmacy Startup PillPack Could Change The Way America Takes Its Medicine

<b>A tiny New Hampshire startup is revolutionizing the way millions of patients take their daily medicines–and threatening the business model of titans like CVS and Walgreens in the process.</b><p>Allen Pittinger-Dunham, 51, has been taking HIV medicines since 2003. A few years in, his viral counts started …

Startups

Making of The Nescafé Alarm Cap

In the face of the booming craft coffee culture, instant coffee stalwarts Nescafé decided a brand refresh was in order. Opting for an innovative packaging activation to reintroduce the oft-ignored product to the greater creative community at large, Nescafé created the Alarm Cap, a combination …

3D Printing

A Water-Repellent Food Packaging Product That Prevents Yogurt From Sticking to the Lid

Toyal Lotus is a water-repellent food packaging product that prevents yogurt from sticking to the lid of its container. Toyal Lotus is made by the …

New Smarties package helps you save the red ones...for later

The famous Smarties jingle used to ask chocolate lovers if they ate the red ones last.<p>Now, Nestlé Canada is asking consumers to consider eating fewer …

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Coca-Cola is trialling new ‘unified’ packaging and it’s TOTALLY different

Coca-Cola is currently experimenting with new universal packaging and it’s blowing our minds.<p>The soft drinks company is trialling its ‘new look’ in …

Good Things Come in Reusable Packages

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the hierarchy of waste, “reduction” can have the highest value, even above reuse, recycling and recovery. Let me explain.<p>Julie Corbett launched EcoLogic Brands Inc. in 2008 with a driving goal: to reduce America’s rising pile of …

The new natural packaging that keeps food fresher

Packaging made from recycled crustacean shells could reduce the need for plastic wrappings to preserve fresh vegetables, reduce oil consumption and …

If Apple Made Milk, and Other Super-Cool Imaginary Product Packaging

Next time you're at the supermarket scanning the shelves for whichever loaf of bread is on sale, because you don't really care which brand you …

New York restaurants scramble for alternatives after city bans foam packaging

New York this month became the biggest US city to ban polystyrene foam, often called styrofoam. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the ban, which will take effect 1 July, after the city’s sanitation department determined that polystyrene foam is non-recyclable, a hazard to marine wildlife and a …

Sustainability

Redesigned Consumer Packaging Disappears To Eliminate Waste

For his masters thesis, recent Pratt Institute graduate Aaron Mickelson redesigned mainstream consumer packaging to eliminate waste. How? By creating …

Putting a green twist on food packaging

Most of the food we buy is packaged. Nowadays, the majority of the packaging is derived from petrochemicals and is not biodegradable.<p>To address this problem, scientific researchers working on the European Succipack project are testing packaging made from PBS (polybutylene succinate), a natural …

Pill Covered In Needles Injects You With Drugs From Inside Your Gut

Seems like a hard pill to swallow -- but actually, it's pretty easy<p>People who dread the sharp stab of an injection at the doctor's office may be in luck. A team of researchers from MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a capsule coated in needles for patients to swallow, enabling …

CVS To Pay $250K To 4 Norcal Counties After Claims Of Misleading Product Labels

<b>SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Signs are posted outside of a CVS store on November 5, 2013 in San Francisco, California. CVS Caremark reported a 25</b> …

U.S. regulator alleges Dr. Reddy's breached packaging rules | Reuters

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Export-focused drugmaker Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd(REDY.NS) said it was in talks with a U.S. regulator over allegations it violated packaging rules for some prescription drugs sold there between 2008 and 2012.<p>Pharmaceutical tablets and capsules in foil strips are arranged on a …

Berlin Packaging to be acquired in $1.4 billion deal

Private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners said it would buy container maker Berlin Packaging LLC for $1.43 billion from Bahrain-based investment firm Investcorp Bank BSC.<p>Chicago-based Berlin Packaging, founded in 1898, makes rigid plastic, glass and metal containers. The company has annual …