Editor’s Commentary

Build a better mousetrap – October 2021

A US-based company recently sent me some samples of what I can only describe as a clamshell and reusable container hybrid. One of the...

Shark-Infested waters – September 2021

Before I sat down to write this month’s comment, I popped my daily hayfever tablet from a convenient and ergonomic blister pack. This habitual...

Stirring up trouble – August 2021

When I was a youngster, a group of green kung-fu-kicking amphibians became such a huge hit with children that plastics figures of the characters...

Pulp fact – July 2021

When it comes to carton packaging and peripherals, some of the most recent developments have been in the areas of paper straws (my young...

For the greater good – June 2021

In a world where polymer banknotes are now commonplace, carbon is rapidly becoming the currency of the future, with climate neutrality being the ultimate...

Coming through a crisis – May 2021

When does a problem become a crisis? If you’re a buyer of polymers, then that time is probably about now. Readers will have noticed...

Compost leap – April 2021

The plastics packaging industry is clearly a sector in a period of transition, with significant attention being paid to solutions that encourage reuse or...

Haggis: a space odyssey – March 2021

I was reminded recently of my childhood when a neighbour handed me a bag full of Guinness World Records books intended for my young...

Spiralling out of control – February 2021

Like the majority of people, I spent the recent festive holidays dividing my time between being indoors and taking brisk walks in my local...

Papering over the cracks – January 2021

They say you should never judge a book by its cover. This English idiom is a metaphorical phrase that means one should not prejudge...

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