Paper, Packaging & Printing

Lego Latest Major Corporation to Join Sustainable Packaging Pledge
May 7, 2018 at 1:53 pm

Debuting in 1940 and 1949, respectively, McDonald’s and Lego have essentially come of age together, with countless memories complementing the billions in sales that each generates annually. Though it experienced a sizable setback last year, the latter has built an amazing legacy through its product lines and is looking to acquire more clout for its…

Starbucks Commits $10M to Find a Recyclable Single-Use Coffee Cup
April 5, 2018 at 12:54 pm

The purpose of the venture will be to design and develop a fully recyclable and compostable cup for use in Starbucks’ 28,000 locations around the world. Each year, 600 billion paper and plastic cups are distributed globally, and despite reportedly accounting for only 1 percent of this total, Starbucks has decided to take initiative with the hope that other corporations will follow suit...

When Are Pot Promos OK? That's the Question in Boulder
March 29, 2018 at 2:06 pm

The ongoing debate about whether or not legal marijuana businesses can advertise their business and how continues. As more and more states legalize recreational marijuana, and with Canada reportedly legalizing cannabis “within months,” the thought of how marijuana businesses will advertise their products or how dispensaries can promote their business is called into question. New…

Arizona Introduces Legislation to Limit Marijuana Packaging
February 21, 2018 at 2:28 pm

As marijuana becomes legal in medical and recreational uses around the U.S. and abroad, lawmakers have been debating the way dispensaries will be able to market their products. Should they be able to market them like any other consumer product? Should they market them in a way that is careful not to appeal to minors?…

Vistaprint Won Big (Even If Not Everyone Buys Its Apology)
February 20, 2018 at 12:40 pm

One day, Vistaprint found itself on the wrong end of a lawsuit and media firestorm after it sent pamphlets loaded with religious exhortations to a same-sex couple who had ordered wedding programs. Days later, Andrew Borg and Stephen Heasley, the couple in question, dropped the suit. It was all a mix-up, Vistaprint said, a misplaced shipping label by a third-party partner. All was forgiven. The internet, for the most part, moved on...

Boise Might Have to Stop Recycling Paper Because of Chinese Legislation
February 15, 2018 at 1:13 pm

New legislation in Boise, Idaho, could be setting a tone for how the whole country recycles paper in the near future. The city is currently considering two possibilities: Raise rates, or stop the program completely. The reason behind this is across the Pacific in China. According to the Idaho Statesman, China is the most common…

After the Doritos Debacle, Do We Really Need Gendered Packaging?
February 7, 2018 at 4:17 pm

While some products, such as tampons, are designed and packaged specifically for women, there are plenty of products that receive the same gendered treatment despite being relatively similar or even exactly the same. Take, for example, disposable razors and the so-called pink tax. While these razors look and work the same for men and women, ones that are pink and packaged specifically for women tend to cost more than those made for men...

Relax, Vistaprint Doesn't Want to Be Your Competitor
January 24, 2018 at 9:34 am

Our friends over at Printing Impressions recently scored a lengthy interview with Mitchell Leiman, vice president of strategy and corporate development for Cimpress, parent company of Vistaprint. The whole thing is worth your time—there's some great stuff on mass customization technology, for example—but where it gets real interesting is when Leiman talks about Vistaprint's status as a hated rival...