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In 2012 the Union of German Municipal Statisticians nominated the record of the year, which is also undeniable about two years later: every German citizen still “dumps” an average of 81.6 kilograms of food in the waste bin rather than in their stomach. This fact is in part attributed to the “best before” dates stated on packaging labels. Changes in Shelf Life Labelling on Packaging
How far do companies go to persuade consumers to buy their products when advertising them? As regards food they often go far too far in the eyes of the non-profit consumer protection organisation Foodwatch. This is why it has called upon web users for the fifth consecutive time now to nominate the winner of the most brazen advertising lie. Advertising Myth and Truth in Food
The family-owned biscuit company Bahlsen is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year and is showcasing over 250 different biscuit tins in an exhibition entitled “Kunst und Keksdose” (Art and Biscuit Tins) at Berlin’s Bröhan Museum. Art and Biscuit Tins – Packaging Art since 1889
After many months of wrangling in the German Parliament (Bundestag), the draft amendment to the country’s packaging regulations was finally adopted. While some see the amendment as a forward-looking decision for stability and environmental awareness, its critics feel that it will be of long-term detriment both to consumers and to businesses.Controversial discussion of draft amendment to German Packing Regulations
In recent years, well thought-out solutions concerning the use of highly sustainable packaging materials and efficient logistics solutions for production, transportation and sales have been proposed by various actors, including policy-makers. Cross-country coalitions and corporate takeovers are also experiencing an upswing. Packaging goes global
From the industryThere is a change for the better in the USA
Wohlenberg Buchbindesysteme sees growing demand in North America more...
The Green Deal
“Promoting brand values through sustainable packaging“ – was the motto of last year’s Pro Carton Congress in Düsseldorf. Ever greater importance is being attached to sustainability: it is one of the crucial drivers of innovation of all.