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Completing the Circle

The circular economy presents a $4.5 trillion business opportunity for companies that concentrate on rethinking products and services using principles based on durability, renewability, reuse, repair, replacement, upgrades, refurbishment, and reduced material use.

Sustainability - April 26, 2022 midnight

Digital Identities for Reusable Packaging

Flexible electronics developer PragmatIC Semiconductor has announced its involvement in leading an Innovate UK, Smart Sustainability Plastic Packaging business project that will make reusable plastic packaging systems a reality at scale.

Sustainability - April 26, 2022 midnight

Waste Not, Want Not

You may have noticed that, in the last few issues since the launch of the newly-branded Authentication & Brand News™, there has been something of an emphasis on sustainability. For companies in our sector (indeed, companies in any sector), sustainability, particularly in the environmental sense, is no longer a ‘nice to have’ – it’s a ‘must have’.

Editorial - April 26, 2022 midnight

Watermarks for Less Waste

Digital watermark specialist Digimarc was recently featured in a news clip from the BBC, the UK’s broadcaster, on how invisible watermarks could increase plastic recycling. The clip explored industry testing efforts in Europe and discussed packaging attributes that could be identified through the use of Digimarc’s technology, giving plastic packaging a so-called ‘voice’.

Sustainability - March 23, 2022 midnight

Securikett IoT Platform and Labels at Heart of New Packaging Recycling Project

The Austrian pilot project ‘Digi-Cycle’ – supported by the Austrian drinks industry to facilitate householding recycling of beverage containers through a rewards scheme – took place last August and September. Central to the pilot were tamper-evident labels and a system for generating limitless UIDs by Austrian security solutions provider Securikett.

Sustainability - March 1, 2022 midnight

Silkworms Spin New User Authentication

A group of academics at South Korea’s Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) have utilised natural silk fibres from domesticated silkworms to build an environmentally friendly digital security system that they say is ‘practically unbreachable’.

Sustainability - March 1, 2022 midnight

KURZ Goes Green with Eco Label Range

Optical and materials security specialist KURZ has introduced a range of sustainable security labels as part of its TRUSTCONCEPT® brand portfolio. According to the company, the combination of its security features with individually combinable, environmentally friendly substrates means that customers can benefit from sustainable labels without forgoing its tried-and-tested security technology.

Sustainability - March 1, 2022 midnight

Sustainability in Product Labelling - Some Thoughts on the Future

Over the last few years, sustainability has moved up the corporate agenda, from a ‘nice to have’ to a ‘must have’ for shareholders, investors and customers. There is, and will continue to be a growing need for printing, labelling, track and trace and packaging companies to step up to the mark on sustainability.

Sustainability - December 24, 2021 midnight