Day four of the world's leading beverage technology fair brought glimpses of the next technological advances in packaging. Here are eight things that caught Packaging Europe's eye today:

1. Cambridge Consultants, the global technology fixers, have developed a prototype smart recycling point which visually inspects packaging before showing the consumer the correct recycling stream. It's am ingenious idea for possible point-of-sale or high street applications, with potential to change behaviour patterns as well as feeding back data to prompt a natural engagement with the consumer.

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