In the month of International Literacy Day, we look at the benefits of educating with print. As students of all ages return to classrooms and lecture halls up and down the country, the debate over whether print or digital is better for education has grown. Over the past decade, many schools, colleges and universities have...Read More
Young People Are Reading More And More Books In Print, Driving Sales And Shaping The Industry In the continued tussle between print books and e-readers, it seems print books are winning, especially in the eyes of the young. A new report by Pew Research has shown that Generation Z (Gen Z) – those born between...Read More
A round-up of the best presents for the environmentally conscious this Christmas. It’s the season for giving and what better way to give than to help the environment at the same time. This year, people are even more aware that the planet needs all the help it can get, and these gifts will not only...Read More
As it’s announced that Mars bars will move from plastic to paper-based packaging, we look at how paper is gradually taking over the sustainable packaging industry. In a significant development for the paper packaging industry, one of the world’s biggest confectionary companies is converting the packaging for its most popular chocolate bars to recyclable, paper-based...Read More
What should you get your environmentally conscious family member this Christmas? We round up some of our favourite eco-friendly presents. How to Save Our Planet by Mark Maslin Described as a ‘handbook of how we together can save our precious planet’, the latest book by Two Sides Seminar speaker Mark Maslin has gained praise from everyone...Read More
We pick out the positive moments of the recent COP27 climate conference in Egypt and look forward to the COP15 Biodiversity Summit. For many of the world’s environmental campaigners, global organisations, conservationists, NGOs, charities, academics, and press, this year’s COP27 climate conference offered a chance for action, an opportunity for world leaders to gather and...Read More
One record the electronics industry won’t be proud to break is its own size of e-waste. In the world of electronics and digital, new records are set every day. Speed, size, image resolution, connectivity, simplicity – with every new launch or software update, performance parameters are increased and limits pushed further. It’s got to the…
A new report has confirmed the increasing popularity of physical books over e-readers – especially on holiday where paper is the ideal companion. So how was your holiday? Go anywhere nice? Lots of sun? Hopefully, you have managed to get a summer break and are now dealing with the barrage of questions about your holiday....Read More
If you go down to the woods today… The International Day of Forests celebrates and raises awareness of all types of forests all over the world. Discover everything they do for us and what we can do for them. International Day of Forests is a day to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of...Read More
"Creating detailed work using paper really appealed to me" Paper artist Emma Taylor creates highly intricate sculptures out of paper using second-hand books. Find out where she gets her ideas from and what makes paper such a great medium to work with. How Did You Start Working With Books And Paper? I was doing a...Read More
COP26 was a combination of landmark deals and last-minute negotiations. But what was the verdict? On October 31, during the opening ceremony of COP26, the world leaders, politicians, members of Royalty, CEOs, climate experts, negotiators and civil servants assembled in Glasgow’s SEC were shown a film. The four-minute video titled ‘Earth to COP’ was comprised...Read More
We look at the latest packaging innovations designed for the disabled. Anyone who’s ever wrestled with a piece of packaging that seems to have been designed to be as difficult to open as possible should consider that no matter how tough the task, it’s a lot tougher if you’re disabled. From the simplest cardboard box...Read More
A snack-packed picnic is a staple of the British summer, but packaging the food safely usually involves plastic. Here’s our guide to the latest paper products for your outdoor food and drink. OK, so you may not be jetting off this summer without a series of expensive tests and four-hour airport queues when you get...Read More
Could shifting from print to online learning be harming the education of the world’s students? As the developed world emerges from the pandemic and regains some sense of normality, the world of education is moving back to its previous ways of working. In the UK, younger children have been back at school for a while,...Read More
We look at how supermarkets and retailers are making their Easter packaging more sustainable. Tuck in! By now your Easter egg haul is very likely to be down to single figures. After a long bank holiday weekend of exercise/TV (delete according to honesty) and chocolate, you are now left with a series of elaborate packages...Read More
From increasing wellbeing to decreasing stress, a written letter is one of the best ways to stay in contact with family and friends. Discover the benefits of putting pen to paper If there was a new activity that’s relaxing, proven to increase wellbeing, and brings guaranteed joy to people close to you, it’s likely hundreds...Read More
Earlier this year, a school in Australia made a decision that went against a global trend that’s been building ever since the first technology was put in a classroom. The decision divided opinion amongst parents, some thinking it was bad for the children’s education, others thinking it was the right move. The only people that…
One of the biggest media myths is that digital communications has a small carbon footprint. We examine the true environmental cost of technology.
For increased productivity in the office, just put pen to paper.
There’s been a lot of work in the area of coffee cup recycling over the past 12 months. We examine the schemes cutting down the 2.5 billion cups sent to landfill every year.
Closures of print editions of local newspapers are affecting some people so much they are ringing up their local MP for news. So why are local newspapers so important and what can be done to save them? Every month, a large number of elderly people ring their local MP. But while most of them call…
A four-year project examining the results of 54 research studies with 170,000 people has concluded that print is vital for effective education.
After discovering that the majority of people are unaware that pizza boxes tainted with food cannot be recycled, food delivery company Deliveroo came up with a solution.
We examine the scientific evidence that shows how putting down your phone and picking up a print publication may help you live longer.
The range of recycling symbols and confusion over what can and can’t be recycled is contributing to the British public’s concerns about packaging. But with paper and cardboard, there’s no confusion – just basic common sense. When it comes to recycling, there’s little doubt that the British public have a great deal of concern about single-use…
A global study into creativity has found that paper is the best and most popular way for creatives to record their ideas.
With over seven million cups going to landfill every day, having your daily coffee is turning into a serious environmental problem. So what’s the solution?
A steady diet of digital content is turning us into a world of skim-readers, which is bad news for our brains.