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McDonald’s unveils new ‘evolved’ paper straws in Europe-wide sustainability trials

MCDONALD’S are to trial a series of environmentally positive changes across their European franchises. The trials form part of the fast food chain’s ‘Better M’...

Universities in bid to create packaging from harvested maize fields

EXPERTS from Bangor University are collaborating with a Ugandan university to bring food packaging made from waste maize to the country. The Welsh university has...

New study highlights demand for sustainable drinks packaging

NEW research from Ball Corporation has revealed that today’s environmentally-conscious consumers expect more from packaging, with brands increasingly being judged on their green credentials. According to the...

Sustainable solutions to take centre stage at Packaging Innovations 2020

Organisers of Packaging Innovations 2020 have announced that a number of new products will be launched at the event in February.

Just Eat to run second seaweed sachet trial

JUST Eat are to again trial a seaweed sauce sachet created by London-based firm Notpla, as the food delivery service looks to tackle plastic...

Mackie’s puts freeze on air miles by bringing packaging fully in-house

MACKIE’S of Scotland has invested £250,000 in new machinery that will produce the lids for its two litre tubs of ice cream. The new machinery...

Heineken UK packs in plastic use as cardboard packaging unveiled

HEINEKEN UK has announced that it will eliminate plastic rings and shrink wrapping from its entire portfolio of beer and cider multipacks of cans...

Consultation period on proposed legislation in Scotland’s circular economy bill launched

THE Scottish Government has launched a six-week consultation period which will explore how the country can reach its goal of becoming a circular economy. The...

Organisation warn of increase in plastic consumption should DRS include cans

A UK-wide deposit return scheme (DRS) including aluminium cans could result in an extra 823 million plastic bottles being produced, according to Alupro. The not-for-profit...

Pallet specialist unveils ‘robust’ solution

GOPLASTICPALLETS.COM has introduced what it believes to be the 'most robust folding pallet container in Europe'. The GoFLC 960 is exclusive to the firm in the...

Beverage carton recycling rate rises in EU

THE Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) has announced that the recycling rate for beverage cartons in the EU28 rose to 49% in...
James Longcroft with the Choose Water bottles

Hold the front page for new water bottles

WITH international summits and debates on the world’s plastic pollution crisis going viral, an Edinburgh man has taken it upon himself to fill newspapers...
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