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New Sustainability Guidelines for Global Packaging

The Consumer Goods Forum has published a new guide covering worldwide packaging sustainability issues - a kind of blueprint geared towards eco-friendly directives within the packaging industry.

The Global Protocol on Packaging Sustainability was put together by a wide range of contributors including representatives of Nestle, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Tesco, Kraft Foods, Wal-Mart and Target.

By supplying a universal language to focus on a set of corporate questions relating to how packaging's designed, used and disposed of, the Forum aims to lower the packaging industry's overall carbon footprint.

Among the sustainable packaging report's sponsors is Philip Clarke, the Chief Executive Officer of Tesco who, in a statement, explained how it would benefit his firm, above and beyond the environmental steps it's already taken.

"Tesco is a responsible retailer and understands that packaging is important to its customers", he said. "We're working hard with our suppliers to minimise the impact of our packaging on the environment. Having a common language will allow us to have the right conversations with our diverse supply chain.

"We can then work with suppliers to reduce the environmental impact of packaging whilst making sure it still does the essential job it needs to do to protect the products we sell."

"One of the strengths of this project is how it has brought together so many companies and organizations from across our industry to work collectively on developing this common language", Clarke's equivalent at Unilever, Paul Polman, added.

As a responsible and environmentally aware packaging manufacturer, Duo has developed a continuous improvement programme to assess all areas of the business to reduce waste and integrate best 'lean' practices. This approach has been unanimously welcomed by our customer and supplier base who we work together with to create sustainable, ethical and efficient packaging products.


Protect your Products from Pilfer


Do you distribute products in the post? Are you confident that your customer receives the product in the same condition as it left your distribution centre? If you are unsure then Duo has the solution for you.

Millions of products are purchased online daily which are then exposed to the rough and tumble of the postal system. Passed through many pairs of hands and processes before it lands in the customers hands you want to ensure your product remains intact and delights the customer upon receipt. With so many different packaging styles and materials available on the market, which offers the most security for your products?

Polythene glue strip mailing bags offer a tamper evident security measure. Unlike alternative packaging products, a glue strip bag cannot be resealed once opened and due to the nature of the material and strong glue adhesion if someone tries to open the bag the material stretches leaving an obvious defect. Not only tamper evident, glue strip mailing bags are lightweight, offer a compact storage solutions, weatherproof and low cost.

To find out how making the change to glue strip mailing bags can save your business money and time contact Duo today on 0161 203 5767 or email enquiries@duo-uk.co.uk

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