The Chinese government has launched a series of new recovered paper (RCP) import restrictions to address a number of environmental and general health issues and to enhance its self-sufficiency when it comes to RCP. China’s new RCP waste policies will significantly drive costs up for the local paper packaging industry and redirect investments into RCP recycling, professionalisation of the industry, and international expansion.Read more
China’s Changing Paper Trail – The Impact of China's New Import Policy on the Domestic Paper Packaging Industry
From 2017 onwards, China’s government has issued a series of recovered-paper (RCP) import bans to address environmental and general health issues, and enhance self-sufficiency of old corrugated containers (OCC). Because the country is currently highly dependent on imported OCC, these policies are expected to have a significant effect on the local corrugated paper packaging industry. We believe the industry is set to enter a new era of growing pains while it transitions towards achieving the Chinese government’s goals of self-sufficiency and environmental sustainability.Read more
As we increase meal locations from dining tables to include car seats and benches in the park, standup pouches have increasingly become attractive to North American consumers and suppliers in the recent years. They account for a market of almost USD 3bn, with 3.5% CAGR in the US and Canada in the next five years. Standup pouches’ portability, light weight, flexibility, high product dispensing rates which reduce food waste, and endless possibilities for customization, have given it many advantages over other packaging formats. In these busy times of food innovation and new product launches, flexible pouches can help differentiate brands on the shelf and play an essential role in consumers’ purchase decisions. Packaging modification is becoming a popular approach to product innovation.Read more
In anticipation of consumer spending recovering further across the EU...
Over the last two weeks, the UK government and the European Commission both...