In this issue

In this yearbook issue of Inside Packaging we take a look back at this year’s biggest stories, including growth in the male grooming market, tackling ocean pollution caused by packaging, the UK’s mircobead ban, and the trends shaping the corrugated boxes market.

Also, we explore the challenge of eliminating single-use plastics, find out how touch-free meat packaging is disrupting the meat market, and examine what drives consumers to pay a premium for luxury FMCG items.

Finally, we take a look at the importance of the EN 13432 standard, ask if Pret a Manger’s allergy incidents are a sign of lacking labelling regulation, and track the growing popularity of paper packaging.

Eloise McLennan, editor