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Temporary POSM & Packaging Recycling Report

POPAI UK & Ireland’s research into the recycling and recyclability of temporary point of sale display materials and secondary packaging.

The report covers all aspects of recycling from the perceptions of retail recycling compared to the realities, the recycling dialogue taking place between suppliers and clients, design practices being used to promote recyclability, through to if and how recycling rates are being measured. 

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Temporary POSM & Packaging Non Members

An abridged version of the Temporary POSM & Packaging recycling report for non-members.

Sorry, the full report is only available to POPAI Members. 

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Image Reports Talks to... Martin Kingdon, Chair and Sustainability Director

This summer, on 15 June, POPAI UK/Ireland will run its biggest ever sustainability summit - ‘Impact22’.  

Topics on the agenda include the greening-up of retail POP and sustainable materials.

In this article POPAI Chair and Sustainability Director, Martin Kingdon, talks about how large-format PSPs fit into the current sustainability landscape. 

Published to the Sustainability Hub in April 2022.

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Plastic Packaging Tax Roundtable 

The new Plastic Packaging Tax was introduced on 1st April 2022.

POPAI have been working with the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF)  to establish the potential impact on the P-O-P industry.

This presentation given by the BPIF, covers all aspects of the tax's implementation, how it is calculated, who it affects and how.

Published to the Sustainability Hub in April 2022.

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Sustainability Glossary
Terms & definitions 

Prepared by POPAI UK & Ireland.

A comprehensive list of terms and the definitions, covering a broad range of sustainability and environmental topics.

Published to the Sustainability Hub in April 2022.

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Recycling Logos Research Report 

As we become more globally environmentally conscious, we are seeing an emergence of labels and logos to encourage recycling and other eco-friendly activities, or to offer information about the green credentials of a product or its packaging. But is this creating deeper understanding or simply causing confusion?

POPAI conducted extensive research into the use, clarity, and purpose of these symbols, asking: which logos are leaving their mark?

Published to the Sustainability Hub in March 2022.

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Factsheet 

On 23 February 2022, the EU Commission adopted a proposal for a Directive on corporate sustainability due diligence, which aims to foster sustainable and responsible corporate behaviour throughout global value chains. This factsheet outlines which companies will be affected, what their new obligations will be and what benefits the new directive will bring. 

Published to the Sustainability Hub in March 2022.

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Human Rights & Environment in Global Value Chains

On 23 February 2022, the EU Commission adopted a proposal for a Directive on corporate sustainability due diligence.

A number of Members States have already introduced national rules on due diligence and some companies have taken measures at their own initiative. However, there is need for a larger scale improvement that is difficult to achieve with voluntary action. This document provides the background to the Directive, information regarding the companies that will be impacted and what the next steps will be.

Published to the Sustainability Hub in March 2022.

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Questions and Answers

Further to the adoption of the new EU Directive on corporate sustainability due diligence, announced on 23 February 2022, this document provides a comprehensive list of questions and answers pertaining to the new Directive.

Published to the Sustainability Hub in March 2022.

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Planet Positive Beauty Guide - How to make greener choices 

The British Beauty Council’s Sustainable Beauty Coalition launches the Planet Positive Beauty Guide to help consumers avoid “greenwashed” products. 

Beauty consumers are more conscious of their purchasing choices now than ever before, yet many beauty brands continue to “greenwash” shoppers by making misleading claims about the sustainability of their products.

Published to the Sustainability Hub in January 2022.

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Driving Sales with Re-Generative Platforms

This presentation explores:

  • CHEP's circular economy
  • Britvic's vision
  • Re-generative display platforms

Originally presented by Gemma Doyle, Customer Partnerships Manager for CHEP and Peter Doherty, Head of Sales - Northern Ireland for Britvic at POPAI Irish Seminar - Sustainability on 3rd November 2021.

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Goal 13 - Impact Platform
Executive Summary

The Goal 13 Impact Platform is the result of a partnership between the Confederation of British Industry, Deloitte, Chapter Zero, The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project, Dell Technologies, Boomi, and the Met Office and is based on 420 interviews with leading global organisations.  

Six key areas were covered: 

  • What are the drivers that are stimulating businesses to act on climate?
  • What targets and commitments has the business made?
  • How are businesses organising their climate programs?
  • What are the most impactful climate initiatives being undertaken?
  • What barriers exist that prevent more being done?
  • What lessons have been learned? 

POPAI to like to acknowledge HH Global for both their participation and in the report and allowing it to be shared via the POPAI Sustainability Hub.  

Published to the Sustainability Hub in November 2021.

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The Purposeful Consumer

This presentation explores:

  • The rise of the purposeful consumer
  • A sustainable purpose and how this has evolved our approach to design
  • Sustainable design examples

Originally presented by Niamh Higgins, Managing Director for Tap Creative at POPAI Irish Seminar - Sustainability on 3rd November 2021.

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Designing Packaging for a Circular Economy

This presentation explores:

  • Legislation and opportunities.

Originally presented by Brian Walsh for Repak at POPAI Irish Seminar - Sustainability on 3rd November 2021.

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Maybelline & Wilko's Sustainability Journey

This presentation explores:

  • Fit-for purpose sustainable material use
  • Design with necessity at the heart
  • Material reduction processes
  • Measuring carbon impact

Originally presented by Rachel Addison, Account Manager, Leonardo Remidios, sENIOR account Manager and Sam Hawkins, Development Designer for Willson & Brown | array at POPAI Irish Seminar - Sustainability on 3rd November 2021.

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Case Studies in Sustainable Substitutions

This presentation explores:

  • Understanding the impact of existing activities
  • Working with the supply chain to examine alternatives
  • Implementing and measuring the effect & planning for the future

Originally presented by Conor Callinan, Managing Director for Delta Group Ireland at POPAI Irish Seminar - Sustainability on 3rd November 2021.

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Temporary POSM & Packaging Presentation

This presentations explores the findings of POPAI Recycling report.

Full report found in box file.

Originally presented by Anthony Earl, Sustainability & Insights Manager for POPAI UK & Ireland on 3rd November 2021 at POPAI Irish Seminar - Sustainability.

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Recycling Glossary
Terms & Definitions

Prepared by POPAI UK & Ireland.

A comprehensive list of terms and the definitions, associated with recycling and the recycling industry. 

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Goal 13: Impact Platform emerging findings

A report by Deloitte & CBI. 

The next ten years will throw up so many climate change opportunities and challenges, and you have to start somewhere. We will never have the answers, so much of the learning will happen along the way. 

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Insight into: Sustainable Point of Sale Materials

A report by The Consumer Goods Forum.  

Wouter Schaekers, P&G Director of Product Supply & Sustainability, and Reinhard Wesp, P&G Director of Physical Distribution and Customization (DACH), give their insight into two aspects of sustainable supply chain innovation that are changing the game.

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Examining Material Evidence
The Carbon Footprint

A report by Imperial College London. 

Only 2% of British people consider plastic, compared to other materials used in packaging, to contribute the least greenhouse gases to the environment from its production, use, and post use treatment. Whilst in absolute numbers it is a fact the least impactful.

Plastics do have a large carbon impact - accounting for 3.8% of global greenhouse gases emissions - but it is wrong to assume that alternative packaging materials would perform better, and it is important to consider the carbon benefits that arise from plastics use.

Originally published: January 2021

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shop! White Paper
Full Report

This white paper from shop! addresses issues of sustainability for retail at a global level, offering a roadmap for change, exploring in detail the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and highlighting the implantation of POPAI France and POPAI UK & Ireland Eco-Standard initiatives.

The paper looks at the importance of sustainability from the perspective of brands/retailers, designers and suppliers.

Originally published: January 2021

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shop! White Paper
For Brands & retailers

An abridged version of the white paper from shop!

The paper looks at the importance of sustainability from the perspective of brands/retailers.

Originally published: January 2021

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shop! White Paper
For Designers

An abridged version of the white paper from shop!

The paper looks at the importance of sustainability from the perspective of Designers.

Originally published: January 2021

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shop! White Paper
For Suppliers

An abridged version of the white paper from shop!

The paper looks at the importance of sustainability from the perspective of Suppliers.

Originally published: January 2021

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Industry Report
Spotlight on Sustainability

As corporate social responsibility (CSR) continues to loom large in the minds of retailers, brands and consumers, this report shines the spotlight on the role P-O-P plays in today’s sustainability conscious retail environment.

How have P-O-P designers and manufacturers adapted their practices to improve the sustainability credentials of display equipment?

We also explore the opportunities for P-O-P to help brands and retailers convey their CSR messaging.

Originally published: August 2020

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Webinar Recording
Sustainability Snapshop

This 30-minute webinar includes the latest POPAI research which looks at how brands and retailers are communicating their sustainable activities to the shopper in-store.

This session includes:

  • Shopper attitudes to sustainability
  • In-store messaging – communicating with shoppers
  • Pledges to reduce waste
  • Sustainable products and retail marketing techniques
  • Looking ahead: How sustainability is changing retail 

Originally published: April 2020

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Campaign Report
Sustainability In-Store

With sustainability and environmental credentials firmly under the spotlight, retailers and brands must not only up their CSR activity, but shout about it to shoppers.

Our report looks at just how well they are getting the message across. 

Originally published: January 2020

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The agenda affecting & driven by retailers and consumers 

This presentation explores:

  • Retail marketing’s role in driving change
  • Principles for driving consumer behaviour change
  • Using the store to “show and tell” what‘s being done and to encourage consumers to do their bit too
  • Examples of best practice, (and potentially some that don’t quite hit the mark)

Originally presented by Alex Cullen and Liza Freudmann, Directors, BLA London at POPAI Shopper Seminar on 10th December 2019.  

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Product choices for a responsible display industry

A presentation looking at environmental product choices for displays.  

It explores:

  • Rethink. Recycle. Reuse- It doesn’t have to be plastic
  • Challenge the norm to rethink POS production

Originally presented by Neil McCarthy, Head of Sales & Marketing, Pyramid Display Materials at POPAI Shopper Seminar on 4th April 2019.  

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Sustainable design principles in practice

A presentation looking at sustainable design principles in practice.

It explores:

  • Why designers need to get it right from the start
  • Design for disassembly and what this really means
  • How it’s simple to adopt sustainable thinking into your work

Originally presented by Dudley Roberts, Creative Director, Displayplan at the POPAI Shopper Seminar in London on the 4th April 2019.

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Global Trends
Cardboard as a channel

During the last decade there has been a real shift in consumers’ expectations of how brands approach sustainability and waste.

Plastics have been the real villain of the piece since The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s 2016 study famously revealed that there will be more plastic than fish in our seas by 2050. This has intensified the focus on brands’ sustainability efforts, the ingredients they use in their products and the materials and practices they use in their production processes. 

Originally published: September 2018

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Sustainable display materials in P-O-P

A presentation covering sustainable materials in P-O-P: 

  • The transition to environmentally friendly materials
  • What’s driving the transition
  • P-O-P product alternatives
  • The challenges of getting a new product into the market 

Presented by Neil McCarthy, Head of Sales & Marketing at Pyramid Display at the POPAI Shopper Seminar on the 21st September 2017 in Manchester.

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Global Guidance on Environmental Claims

The Global Guidance on Environmental Claims identifies six key principles that marketers need to follow to make sure they are seen as trustworthy and to avoid their brands being accused of greenwashing. 

The goal is to provide marketers with a clear set of rules to follow when they decide to communicate the actions that their company is taking to drive more sustainable outcomes.   

Thanks to the WFA, icas, VoxComm, The European Advertising Standards Alliance and the ASA for giving us permission to publish this article.

Published: April 2022

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