Three industries using packaging for social good

Social and environmental packaging

At a time of growing social and environmental awareness, companies are increasingly using smart packaging to drive change for good, benefiting their customers and the community

Who’s responsible for packaging waste?

Upcycling packaging

Tackling the number-one problem of packaging waste demands upcycling the way we think about the industry

Saving planet Earth is more than a fashion fad

Stella McCartney, whose name is now synonymous with eco fashion, was one of the rst big designers to promote sustainability and an environmentally friendly supply chain

The clothing industry has struggled with excessive and wasteful production, but sustainable manufacturing is at last topping the agenda

5 ways to share supply chain value with people and the planet

The supply chain is increasingly viewed as a value chain, with shared value being as much environmental and social as it is economic

Planning for a smarter world

Growing waste levels is a major concern for Downers, as landfi ll capacity begins to run out

Futurists often fall into two opposing camps, but the issues facing society are everyone’s concern

The city in 2030

smart city 2030

Smart city technologies are already with us, so what will the urban landscape look like in 2030?

Smart tech still struggles to solve Chinese smog

Facemasks are now commonplace in major Chinese cities such as Beijing

China clearly intends to spend heavily on smart city technology, as well as enforce a range of measures to cut pollution

Honduras: Free speech in murder city

A Honduran peasant demonstrates outside the Public Ministry against the fatal shooting of a rural leader

2016 saw Honduras catapulted into the headlines after indigenous and land rights activist Berta Cáceres was killed in her home by unknown assassins; hers was just one of many cases of brutality and oppression