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RESEARCH


Date

Research project 

Researcher/ partner

Description

2014 Litter composition survey of England  Keep Britain Tidy Show that littered packaging is only part of the problem of littering and solutions have to address all litter
2014 Litter composition survey of Scotland Keep Scotland Beautiful Provide actual data to inform Scottish Government’s Litter Strategy
2013 Checking Out Food Waste PEC Partnership The main food product types that are dumped or reduced-to-clear between depot and retail checkout

2012

Packaging and the internet

INCPEN /Trading Standards

Practical guidance on designing packaging for multichannel delivery systems

2011

Why products are packaged the way they are 

AVA

Explains the technical reasons why 12 frequently purchased products are packaged the way they are

2011

What kinds of things can people do to help protect and improve the environment

IPSOS Mori

Public opinion survey

2010

Driving sustainability – survey of INCPEN members 

AEA Technology

Survey of members actions on sustainability. Update of 2006 report.

2010

Partnership and packaging: working together to optimise environmental performance

PRAG

Common messages on packaging and recycling produced by local authorities and industry members of PRAG.

2009

Table for One: Energy cost to feed one person

Dr Jan Kooijman

Energy to provide one week’s food broken down by food type and across the supply chain

2009

Litter composition survey of England 

Encams

Survey showing packaging is 1.3% of the number of littered items.

2008

Public attitudes to packaging

Ipsos Mori

survey of consumers' views in packaging.

2008

Packaging in perspective

ACP

Facts and figures on what the supply chain is doing to reduce the environmental impact of packaging, prepared for the government 's Advisory Committee on Packaging

2008

PackGuide: a guide to packaging ecodesign

Envirowise

Guidance on improving the environmental footprint of packaging produced by government agency Envirowise.

2006

Towards sustainable distribution

Kate Vrolijk

Survey of INCPEN members progress on reducing their environmental impact.

2005

Reducing food waste in the home

Proposal to WRAP

To identify edible food what food and why households waste it.  Not accepted (did not meet legal remit) but used by WRAP as basis for Love Food Hate Waste programme

2005

 

Green Kitchen

Townswomen’s Guild, Global Action Plan, Waste Watch

A guide to shopping and cooking in an energy-efficient, environmentally responsible way and recipes using seasonal ingredients.

2004

Litter composition survey of England

Encams

Survey by former Keep Britain Tidy Group shows packaging is 3.7% of the number of littered items.

2004

Packaging for sustainability

IEEP

Institute for European Environmental Policy report explaining packaging in the context of products in the supply chain and consumer needs.

2004

Packaging’s place in society

Pira, Univ of Brighton

Shows how packaging has evolved over the years in response to consumer needs for ready meals, cat food, soft drinks and laundry detergents

2003

Packaging  Doing more with less

 

Case Studies showing how packaging continuously improves to use less material and energy.

2003

Responsible packaging code of practice

 

Regularly updated since 1998, seven point code covering environmental issues, consumer needs and functional considerations.

2000

Environmental impact of households

Dr Jan Kooijman

 

2000

Towards greener households 

 

Summary of the study on the environmental impact of households.

1997

A working partnership 

 

Recommendation from an INCPEN-managed project to bring together individuals from central and local government, consumer and environmental groups and industry to develop a plan to improve packaging.

1997

Consumer attitudes to packaging

Pegram Walters

Independent study (repeat of 1993 study) shows that consumers hold contradictory attitudes to packaging.

1996

Environmental impact of packaging in the UK food supply system -

Dr Jan Kooijman

Detailed study of the energy and other resources used to get food from producer to consumer, including energy use by the consumer..

1996

UK litter composition survey

Tidy Britain

Survey by Keep Britain Tidy analysing a count of the type and amount of litter. A subset of the annual presence/absence Local Environmental Quality Study

1995

Effectiveness of anti-littering symbols on packaging

Jayne Windus Associates

Survey to identify if consumers notice anti-litter messages and logos and understand what they mean.

1995

Packaging in a market economy

UK CEED

Study by the Centre for Economic & Environmental Development which tested the premise "it would defy economic logic for a company to purposely package a product in excessive packaging".

1995

Understanding packaging

 

Summary of UK CEED research

1993

Consumer attitudes to packaging

Pegram Walters

Independent study shows that consumers hold contradictory attitudes to packaging

1993

Guide to resource use and liquid food packaging

Boustead

A detailed study of mass and energy in the UK drinks industry 1986-1990. One of the first lifecycle analyses

1980

Analysis of packaging in household waste

Merseyside County Council

The first ever hands-on analysis of the composition of used packaging and other components of household waste

 
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