A Dachshund pops out of a cardboard carton.

Paper packaging is on trend, and is increasingly being implemented in previously untapped application sectors. (Image: Erda Estremera/unsplash)

The trend for paper packaging

An insulated bag made of paper that is being unpacked by a hand.

The US shipping giant Amazon has developed flexible insulated paper bags for its food delivery service, Fresh. Plastic liners and bubble wrap will not be used. (Image: Amazon)

Consumers grab paper packaging

On the search for alternative raw materials

A man looks at samples under a microscope in a laboratory.

Many companies are looking for alternatives to paper made from wood fibres. Research into algae products as a basis for paper products is underway at DS Smith. (Image: DS Smith)