TIPA in the News

September 2, 2020

Can we have our plastic and ‘eat’ it too?

Backlash against conventional plastic and growing consumer demand for solutions to the plastic waste crisis is forcing industry stakeholders to change the way they operate. Daphna Nissenbaum welcomes an increase in regulations aimed at solving this global crisis and discusses the pressing need for alternative packaging solutions
August 27, 2020

Strength in Numbers: Meet 67 People Who Make Fashion Happen

“Our industry is a major contributor to global plastic waste, and it is beyond urgent that we address the role we play in the climate crisis,” says Anja Tyson, US Fashion Sales Director of TIPA. As part of their September issue, Vogue salutes unsung heroes of fashion, including Anja and her daughter Matilda, dressed in fall’s standout looks.
August 25, 2020

Proposed plastic packaging tax ‘falls short’ says TIPA

Traditional recycling alone is failing to deal with the millions of tonnes of plastic detritus on our planet and there is no foreseeable change to this without systematic change in the materials we employ, including compostables.”
August 24, 2020

UK Plastics Tax Finds Favor with Waste Industry as Consultation Closes. However, Bio-based Packagers Lament the Levy’s Inclusion of Compostable Alternatives

Compostable packaging supplier TIPA claims the proposed Plastic Packaging Tax “falls short” in stemming the growing tide of plastic pollution. “Traditional recycling alone is failing to deal with the millions of tons of plastic detritus on our planet and there is no foreseeable change to this without systematic change in the materials we employ, including compostables,” the company wrote in a letter to the UK Treasury.
August 24, 2020

Eco-packaging: what are the options?

Nowadays, packaging from shopping does not only serve the purpose of protecting the products. Packaging can be aesthetically pleasing, fun, or luxurious and this brings us a joyful and unique unboxing experience.
August 11, 2020

Survey Shows Domestic Plastic Waste Increase During Lockdown

According to the findings of the Everyday Plastic Survey, domestic plastic waste increased by 29% under lockdown conditions.
August 10, 2020

Watch: This sustainable packaging was inspired by orange peel

This sustainable packaging is an alternative to flexible plastic packaging, that the creators say is just as strong as but is also 100% compostable just a few months after use.
August 2, 2020

13 Sustainable & Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Solutions

It’s no secret that packaging goes hand in hand with consumption, and when it comes to foods, packaging serves crucial functions including protection, preservation, distribution and advertising. Check out 13 sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives to conventional food packaging.
July 27, 2020

Plastics are in Everything We Eat. Our Strategy Must Change.

A shrewd government would recognise that only by keeping plastic out of soil can we keep plastic out of our food, and out of our bodies, argues Daphna Nissenbaum.
July 20, 2020

How Has COVID-19 Shaped Consumers Views on Packaging?

Concerns over how Covid-19 is transmitted has affected how some consumers are using packaging, but despite hygiene concerns, recent research including a poll commissioned by TIPA Corp suggests sustainability remains a contributing factor for consumer purchases.