Trends and opinions

Plastics SA releases 2015 plastics recycling figures

Mechanical recycling of plastics in South Africa in 2015 increased three percent, compared to 2014. Plastics SA’s latest survey on recycling in South Africa indicates a three percent increase in mechanically recycled plastics in 2015, when compared to 2014.

Four emerging trends revealed by Mintel

Mintel-trend-wearable-smart-technology-minMintel Beauty and Personal Care (BPC) has released its Trends 2025 report detailing four key trends set to impact global beauty markets over the next decade. The implications will be felt both by consumers and brands.

Reaching new heights with rigids

The transition of packaging from glass to plastic in FMCGThere is no doubt that rigid plastic packaging is steadily gaining ground over glass in the global fast moving consumer goods arena. The technology behind this packaging type is constantly evolving.

The beauty industry and an ageing population

Host on The Great British Bake Off, Mary Berry, is having a unique impact on the beauty industry Mintel analyst, Charlotte Libby, shares interesting insights into engaging with an ageing population. Libby’s ideas are based on research and the increased media attention the host on The Great British Bake Off, Mary Berry, continues to receive.

Explore new avenues in cosmetics development

The future of cosmetics developmentDatamonitor Consumer has released a white paper entitled Snapshot: Beauty Trends to Watch in 2015. It offers insight into the top six trends analysts believe have the potential to boom this year. Detailing promising opportunities, the document includes unique product examples, consumer survey data and interesting routes to innovation to inspire product development in the months to come.

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