Convegno GIFCO 2022: i numeri del cartone ondulato in Italia nel 2021

4,5 miliardi di Euro di fatturato, una crescita del 13% e 8,3 miliardi di mq prodotti: questi i risultati relativi all’industria italiana dell’imballaggio in cartone ondulato, che sono stati annunciati nel corso del convegno annuale di Gifco, svoltosi lo scorso 13 e 14 maggio 2022 a Lecce. Cosa è emerso dal convegno annuale GIFCO 2022 […]

Innovation Academy 2022

Let’s co-design with our European Pilots during our next Innovation Academies! Who are the pilots and what is their mission? The pilots are a team of innovation’s representatives of each alliance’s member (see below for more detailed information). They define themselves as: “We are a bunch of pragmatic and entrepreneurial colleagues on a mission to […]

Rapporto Rifiuti urbani 2021: le statistiche sul riciclo degli imballaggi e i rifiuti di imballaggio

Dall’entrata in vigore il 26 settembre 2020 del decreto legislativo 3 settembre 2020, n. 116, che mette in atto le direttive comunitarie 2018/851/UE e 2018/852/UE, che fanno parte del “Pacchetto Economia Circolare” vediamo come è cambiato l’approccio ai rifiuti urbani, ma anche ai rifiuti di imballaggio. Con questo provvedimento, infatti, sono state modificate le precedenti […]

Che cosa vuol dire essere un’azienda con certificazione ISO 14001 e perché è importante per l’ambiente

Le certificazioni sono importanti per stabilire l’adeguamento a determinati standard che consentono a un’azienda di acquisire maggior prestigio a livello di presenza sul mercato. Oggi, approfondiremo la certificazione UNI EN ISO 14001, la quale definisce lo standard e i requisiti per un “Sistema di Gestione Ambientale”. Questo tipo di certificazione è implementabile in qualsiasi tipo […]

Italy is the European leader in waste recovery, recycling and circular economy

Our country is a reference at a European level for the attention shown towards the sustainability of production activities, waste recycling and the circular economy. Some key indicators for understanding the sustainability of a national economy are: the waste recycling rate, the use of secondary materials in the economy, productivity and per capita consumption of […]

Which characteristics do Italians look in a packaging for?

Packaging is increasingly at the center of consumer choices, even in the food sector. The concern, in fact, is to have containers and packaging that not only effectively protect food, but that are also sustainable. The luck of a product on the shelves, therefore, is even more linked to the packaging, intended as a mix […]

How paper and cardboard fight food waste

Paper is increasingly at the center of the Food and Beverage sector due to its intrinsic characteristics. This material, in fact, can define a natural, biodegradable and recyclable product. All these features are perfect for cellulose-based packaging to be used in contact with food. In the next paragraphs we will evaluate the consequences related to […]

How to renew your corporate image: because (only) packaging is no longer enough

Redefining your corporate image can help give loyal customers a new experience, which can also be compatible with reaching new niches of public. Nowadays, sustainability policies are fundamental, as consumers are more attentive to issues concerning the production chains and the aspects concerning the packaging of the item they purchase. Is it sustainable? Is it […]

Memorable unboxing experience – from “nice to have” to “must-have”

In our previous article, we described the key drivers of ecommerce packaging and the three main stakeholders in the value chains. Today, we will focus on e-consumers and how to create a memorable unboxing experience. We will first redefine where the term comes from. Then, we will identify how ecommerce packaging plays a crucial role […]

Shrink film: damage to the environment and green alternatives

Shrink film is one of the most often used packaging in the Food & Beverage sector. This type of packaging is suitable for manual and automatic lines and represents an optimal way to seal products. While representing an economic and sustainable method, perfect for the needs of large retailers, at the same time its environmental […]