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Cosmetic packaging often larger than necessary

© Marina Gorskaya - A recent analysis once again confirmed the results of earlier studies: Random tests performed by an independent market research firm showed that more than half of all tested cosmetic packages contained about 30% air – exactly the amount permitted by guidelines currently valid in Germany. Cosmetic packaging often larger than necessary

Packaging Waste on 1 January

Franziska Jud / According to statistics, German citizens spend an average of over EUR 100 million per year on such items on New Year’s Eve – thereby producing far more than 100 tons of pyrotechnical waste. A good three quarters of this waste is accounted for by such packaging materials as wood or plastics, the remaining percentage by the black powder itself. In some regions for a fortnight or so empty bottles and spent multi-shot batteries testify to the pleasure people get from this annual form of ghost busting – despite the increased human resources deployed in city environmental and cleaning services.Packaging Waste on 1 January

How to pack plants for the holidays

When it comes to bringing joy to flower lovers, why wait for 14 February or the first spring bouquets? Christmas is a perfectly good holiday for delighting our loved ones by sending them plants – and help green up their indoor space long after the Christmas tree has once again vanished. But when shipping this kind of a surprise, proper packaging is of critical importance in order to ensure these sensitive living things survive the transport unscathed. How to pack plants for the holidays

Packaging and transporting holiday mail

© DHL Estimates indicate that nearly 15 million packages are delivered in Germany alone in the run-up to Christmas this year, twice as many as in 2012 – and that number doesn’t even include cards and letters. Packaging and transporting holiday mail

Festive cosmetic packaging

© Special-edition body lotions, bath essences, fragrances, gels and make-up featuring festively themed tubes and boxes delight gift givers and recipients alike. With that, the packaging industry literally lives up to the Greek origin of the term ‘cosmetics’– it has truly mastered the ‘art of adornment.’Festive cosmetic packaging


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“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.