Consumers are increasingly choosing products based on their environmental impact, and plastic packaging plays a major role in this change of habits. This means brands need to re-think how they design and package their products.

In this issue we speak to a 'zero-waste' cosmetics brand that has eliminated plastic bottles from its product design, find out about the potential impact of the UK's proposed plastic packaging tax on manufacturers, and ask whether plastic alternatives are actually any better for the environment.

We also ask industry experts about the packaging trends for 2020, look at new developments in accessible packaging, and hear about the benefits of digitising the supply chain.

Don't miss our 2019 Yearbook with the biggest packaging stories from the past year - out now and free to read online.