Changing Landscapes - Trends Report 2022

At DS Smith our Purpose is Redefining Packaging for a Changing World. We’re always looking out for global shifts in the way we live, work, consume, and interact with each other.

Fast forward to the future with our exciting interactive ‘Changing Landscapes’ report where we zoom in on three macroeconomic trends driving major change today: Climate Change, Hyperconnectivity and the Rise of Generation Z. See how established norms are crumbling and what’s replacing them. Discover the impact on packaging over the next 5-10 years as we see the physical and digital worlds merge.

Could packaging that disappears slow climate change?

Fires, floods, drought… The consequences of climate change are all around us and every business must step up and contribute to building a more sustainable world.

Our report explores how circular strategies, new materials, and packaging optimisation could provide answers. We'll look into some of the amazing innovations being developed to combat climate change – including packaging that actually disappears…

Ready to do business in the ‘metaverse’?

Over 50 billion devices could be connected to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) by 2025.

Will this accelerate the move to Smart Factories? Could AI and humans join forces to enhance performance in the manufacturing and retail environments?

We also look into the ‘metaverse’ a highly immersive, data-fuelled virtual world where everyone will soon be gathering to socialise, play, work, and shop.

Keeping up with Gen Z

In 5-10 years, ‘Generation Z’ will become the largest subset of consumers, with huge spending power and a powerful group of online influencers to guide them.

Download the report to find out what makes Gen Z tick, their impact on the explosion in e-commerce and how businesses must adapt urgently or find they’re no longer relevant.

The macroeconomic trends unveiled in our report will bring new challenges and new opportunities to innovate, think differently, and reimagine what's possible.

Trends Report 2022

Discover how our future world is shaping up by downloading the full report and keep an eye out for our Changing Landscapes Webinar coming your way soon.