Month: February 2018

It’s a sticky situation

TAPPSA Journal release liner recycling

Is there enough being done to address liner waste in South Africa? Labels are everywhere. Critical in the packaging value chain – whether on paper, plastic, tin or glass, whether for brand identification or ingredient specification, labels matter. But there are some unsung heroes that marry the labels to their products: release liners. Label waste is a challenging material to recycle as it comprises layers of different substrates. Over and above the sticker label (facestock), there is adhesive, silicon and…

Print and paper still packs a punch in a digital world

Print and paper still packs a punch in a digital world

The results of an international survey by Two Sides provides unique insight into how print and paper is viewed, preferred and trusted by consumers around the globe. In June 2017, a survey of over 10,700 consumers was commissioned by Two Sides and carried out by research company Toluna. Nationally representative surveys were undertaken in ten countries including South Africa. The results reveal a strong preference for print when it comes to recreational reading e.g. books, magazines, news etc. Some 72%…