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November 30, 2021

The UK’s plastic packaging tax: What you need to know

The UK has introduced a new tax on plastic packaging that will come into effect on April 1, 2022. Known as the UK Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT), this will affect businesses that manufacture or import pl...
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October 28, 2021

Choosing the right suppliers: A closer look at a factory audit checklist

Household goods manufacturing and supply chain operations remain under significant pressure, forcing the speeding up of processes in some cases to meet tight deadlines. An increasing need for agility ...
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September 28, 2021

SCIP Dissemination Portal increases visibility over hazardous chemicals in products

On September 14, 2021, the new SCIP Dissemination Portal by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) went live, giving the public access to information about substances of concern (SVHC) in articles as su...
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September 28, 2021

Germany’s new Supply Chain Due Diligence Act: What you need to know

Many governments around the world are using legislation to drive responsible business practices and positive impacts on people’s working conditions. These laws require companies to manage their operat...
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August 30, 2021

How safe is your kitchenware?

The kitchen utensils and cookware industry is highly regulated, with strict safety standards to ensure the health and safety of consumers. Chemicals present in what’s known as ‘food contact materials’...
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June 28, 2021

The rise of sustainability in the furniture industry: where to begin

Attitudes toward sustainability are shifting, and it has become increasingly important for brands and retailers to participate in green initiatives and develop more sustainable products and processes.
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May 31, 2021

Identifying common assembly line issues for improved final products

Conducting final quality checks at the end of production remains very popular; however, it loses its effectiveness and efficiency when used as the only criteria for identifying risk. Because the ultim...
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April 29, 2021

3 tips to alleviate disruption when shifting furniture sourcing location

Reshoring, offshoring, and nearshoring: these were some of the most used terms in 2020 in numerous industries, including furniture.
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March 31, 2021

Toy compliance: best practices to save time and stress, safely

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February 25, 2021

Safer toys: Managing risks from the early stages of development

2020 was a challenging year for most industries, driving companies to adapt and disrupt their habits and ways of doing business. Despite this, the global toy industry maintained stronger-than-expected...
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