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North Lanarkshire Council looks to lower single-use plastics usage

NORTH Lanarkshire Council has announced plans to reduce the amount of single use plastic used within its catering services

Müller respond to Glasgow primary school pupils’ plastic straw concerns

PUPILS at a Glasgow primary school are helping Müller to trial paper straws, after contacting the dairy company voicing their concerns over the environmental...

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...

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...

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...