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Supermarkets Switching To Paper-Based Packaging

Have you noticed that more of your weekly grocery items are now in paper-based packaging? In September 2023, Sainsbury’s announced that all of its own-brand toilet and kitchen roll would switch from plastic to paper packaging, cutting 55 million pieces (485 tonnes) of plastic each year. In January 2024, it announced that it would save...Read More

E-Waste Recycling: UK Retailers To Foot the Bill Starting 2026

In a move to tackle the escalating issue of electronic waste (e-waste), the UK government has unveiled plans that will see producers and retailers covering the costs of recycling. From 2026 onwards, consumers can expect enhanced routes for disposing of electronic goods responsibly, marking a significant step towards a sustainable and circular economy. Addressing The...Read More

South Kesteven Residents To Start Using Purple Lid Bins For Paper

People living in parts of Lincolnshire are being asked to put their paper and cardboard in new bins separate from their other recycling. www.lincolnshire.gov.uk New wheelie bins with purple lids have been delivered to around 68,000 households across South Kesteven. The council said the first collection of the new bins will be in the week...Read More

Big Brands Switch To Paper Packaging

Discover the latest food and drink brands that are swapping single-use plastic for paper-based packaging. As companies seek to strengthen their environmental values, one of the biggest packaging trends in 2024 is set to be brands switching their packaging from single-use plastic to more sustainable paper-based materials. In 2023, we have already seen supermarket shelf...Read More

Bauer Media Underlines Commitment To Sustainability With Love Paper Partnership

Bauer Media, one of the world’s leading media groups, is now using the Love Paper logo to highlight the sustainability of its printed magazines. The initiative signifies the company’s proactive stance in promoting the sustainable aspects of their print production and its commitment to behaving in an environmentally responsible way. The Love Paper campaign aims to improve...Read More

FSC Encourage Consumers To Take The FSC Christmas Card Pledge

Forests are an extremely important part of the environment. Well-managed sustainable forests give multiple benefits to society, such as livelihoods, ecosystem services and biodiversity, while helping to tackle climate change. To ensure the long-term health of European forests, sustainable forest management underpins how the paper industry operates and sources its main raw material. A number...Read More

Consumers Demand That Governments, Brands And Retailers Do More To Ensure Packaging Is More Sustainable

The Trend Tracker Survey 2023, the latest consumer research from Two Sides Europe, seeks to understand changing consumer perceptions towards print and paper products, looking specifically at environmental awareness, reading habits, packaging preferences and attitudes towards tissue products. Online Shopping – Good News For Paper Packaging The shift to online shopping has accelerated dramatically in...Read More

New Paper Poppies Available This Remembrance Day!

Starting in October 2023, you can get your hands on the NEW 100% recyclable, Paper Poppies! These new poppies have been created using a mix of fibres from responsible sources. This means you can put the poppy in your home recycling bin once you are finished with it. Removing Single-Use Plastic Over the last three...Read More

Survey Reveals Consumers Want The Right To Choose How They Receive Their Communications

The recent research report from Two Sides Europe, the ‘Trend Tracker Survey 2023’, seeks to understand changing consumer perceptions towards print, paper and paper-based packaging, looking specifically at their environmental perceptions, reading habits, packaging preferences and attitudes towards tissue products. Paper vs Digital Communications Across Europe, an increasing number of brands and organisations are switching...Read More

Survey Reveals Consumers Perceive Paper And Pulp Has Less Impact On Forests Than Other Industries

The recent research report from Two Sides Europe, the ‘Trend Tracker Survey 2023’, seeks to understand changing consumer perceptions towards print, paper and paper-based packaging, looking specifically at their environmental perceptions, reading habits, packaging preferences and attitudes towards tissue products. What Impacts On Forests Most? The print and paper industry is surrounded by myths, many...Read More

Robinsons Unveils Super Strength Squash In Innovative Plant-Based Carton

Robinsons, the renowned beverage brand known for its commitment to quality and innovation, has introduced an exciting addition to its product lineup: Super Strength Squash, now available in a revolutionary plant-based carton. This latest trial of super-strength squash demonstrates Robinsons' dedication to sustainability while delivering a powerful burst of flavour. With an increasing global focus...Read More

Survey Reveals Consumers Prefer Paper-Based Packaging

Packaging Preferences Unpacked The ‘Trend Tracker Survey 2023’, the latest consumer research from Two Sides Europe, seeks to understand changing consumer perceptions towards print, paper, paper-based packaging and tissue products. The survey questioned more than 10,000 consumers in 16 countries across the world, from South America and the United States to South Africa and Europe,...Read More

Books Offer Best Form Of Escapism

A survey by the Publishers Association found reading to be more popular than going to the cinema or browsing social media, coming second only to watching TV. It has been revealed that more people plan to escape into books than go to the cinema this summer. This has been due to a new polling survey...Read More

Invest In Our Planet – Earth Day 2023

Earth Day 2023 is a global call to action for governments, businesses, and people to protect the environment to ensure we can all work with nature to enjoy a sustainable future. Promoted as the ‘World’s Largest Environmental Movement,’ Earth Day is an annual global campaign that aims to gather support for the protection of the...Read More

Penguin’s Book Vending Machine

When Did You Last Read A Book On The Train? Imagine sitting in a hushed train carriage where all that can be heard is the sound of the train on the tracks and the occasional rustle of paper as pages are turned. If you have been on a train lately, you will be aware of...Read More

Comic Relief 2023 – Paper Red Nose Revolution

This year’s latest paper invention is taking the nation by storm. The new red noses have been revealed with the aim of helping to fundraise for this year’s Red Nose Day. Comic Relief turned to a paper-based solution in 2023 designed by Sir Jony Ive at LoveFrom, a design guru who worked for Apple for...Read More

Library Initiatives Around The World

Have you ever spotted a little swap and shop library on a walk? From mobile libraries to books hidden in giant mushrooms, we’ve found some great reading initiatives from around the world. The Mobile Library, Stockholm Since 2016, the mobile library in Stockholm City has been popping up all over the city to meet people...Read More

Living History: Frogmore Paper Mill

Frogmore Paper Mill, near Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire, is the world’s oldest mechanised paper mill. The mill, which still produces paper, is now operated by the Apsley Paper Trail, a charitable trust “founded to conserve the unique industrial heritage of this site in Hemel Hempstead”.[1] Sadly, in January 2022, a fire on site caused extensive...Read More

Mars Moves To Paper Packaging

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

COP27 – Frustration At The Lack Of Progress

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

International Forest Day

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

The Beijing Winter Olympics Are Going For Gold in Sustainability

With the summer Olympics in Tokyo being such a sustainable success, it is only fair that the winter games put them to the challenge of being the most environmentally conscious sporting event of the last ten years. Matching the Tokyo Olympics, three weeks before the games are set to begin, a Pre-Game Sustainability Report has...Read More

Good COP Or Bad COP?

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

The Launch Of Love Paper Latin America

Due to the success of Two Sides Latin America promoting the sustainable use of print, paper and paper-based packaging to consumers, Love Paper Latin America has now officially launched. Two Sides global effort in promoting the sustainable attributes of print, paper and paper-based packaging has helped increase the consumer's awareness that paper is sustainable and...Read More

Sun, Sport And Sustainability – Tokyo 2020 Olympics Has It All!

Summer is here, and with the heat and sun comes sport, lots of it. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have officially begun. Hosted in Japan this year, the country is well known for its innovative and creatively ingenious ways of working with technology, but what about sustainability? It would seem that they have taken a...Read More

Consumers Want The Right To Choose How They Receive Their Bills And Statements

There is a worrying trend from organisations who increasingly want to move their customer communications online, particularly bills and statements. Typically, this decision is made for cost reasons, but misleading claims about the environment are being used all too often instead. This is commonly referred to as Greenwashing. A study, conducted by the not-for-profit organisation Two Sides and...Read More

Cotton Traders Promotes Sustainable Print Media With Love Paper

Cotton Traders, the well-known British Clothing Retailer, are committed to delivering their products and services in a way that does not compromise the preservation of our planet. This also translates to their marketing practices, and they have chosen to use Love Paper to highlight the sustainability of their print marketing. Love Paper was created by...Read More

‘Mount Recyclemore’ – G7 Leaders Made Of Electronic Waste

A new sculpture to highlight the issue of electronic waste has been built in Cornwall in preparation for the G7 Summit, which will see 7 world leaders discuss big issues such as Covid recovery, climate change and trade. Sculptor Joe Rush, commissioned by the online tech retailer musicMagpie, created an impactful sculpture with hope of...Read More

Has The Pandemic Changed How To Access News And Information Forever?

Print media has seen a significant disruption during the coronavirus pandemic and there are signs of changing consumer relationships with news and print media. Familiarity with, and use of, online platforms has increased. Will the ending of lockdowns herald an opportunity for traditional printed news media to regain lost ground? A study, conducted by the...Read More

Reading Printed Materials Proven to Result in Better Literacy Outcomes

In a compelling report published this week, PISA, the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment, affirms that students perform better when they read from printed materials rather than digital devices. This research sends a clear signal to parents and education providers that more must be done to safeguard reading in print for the future of education. Overall,...Read More

Morrisons Move to a More Sustainable Future with Paper Bags

Morrisons launched a “paper bag only” trial in eight of its stores in January 2021. Having proved popular with many customers, Morrisons are now removing plastic bags from all their UK stores in favour for paper bags. Their Welsh stores will be the first to move to paper carrier bags, before being rolled-out in the...Read More

Earth Day 2021: Three Days of Climate Action

Last year we explored the amazing achievements Earth Day 2020 delivered during the global pandemic. From solo clean-ups to artistic awareness campaigns, Earth Day 2020 showed us all that we can still make a positive environmental impact while in a time of great uncertainty. This year, as the world tries to return to normality, Earth...Read More

Print Marketing in a Digital World: Trust, Relevance and Sustainability

In our modern world, digital campaigns and marketing strategies are becoming ever more frequent. From target specific emails to sporadic webpage popups, the digital world seems to be flooded with ways to make you notice a brand or product. However, a survey from the CMO Council highlighted that 63% of people would respond more positively…

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Morrisons consider ditching plastic bags in favour for paper bags

Recently, the supermarket chain Morrisons launched a “paper bag only” trail in eight stores. If successful, the chain will consider removing plastic bags from all stores and will offer paper bags only. Morrisons started to give their customers the choice between paper and plastic bags earlier this year when they introduced reusable paper bags into…

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