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Packaging solution is a breath of fresh air for high value items

A Scottish protective packaging specialist has launched a new product which is helping businesses avoid transit damage when shipping heavy duty goods such as toilet...

UK Government announces funding for new sustainable plastic packaging solutions

THE UK Government has made investment of up to £1 million in funding available to early-stage sustainable plastic packaging solutions. Innovate UK, part of UK...

Environmental concerns over plastic alternatives a ‘wake-up call’ for businesses

A cross-party parliamentary group warning that firms are replacing plastic with potentially more harmful alternatives for the environment has been described as a 'wake-up...

New acquisition strengthens Macfarlane’s growth plans

MACFARLANE Group has announced the acquisition of the business of Teesside-based Armagrip Limited. The firm said the move is in line with its strategy of building...

Thousands of Brits sign recyclable coffee cup petition

10,000 Britons have given their support to a campaign to get coffee shops to switch to fully recyclable coffee cups. A petition launched by eco-influencer Madeleine...

Binary labelling system aims to provide clarity over recycling

OPRL (On-Pack Recycling Label) has announced the launch of a new binary labelling system, which will be rolled out in the New Year. The organisation...

Glass sector warns of ‘seasonal overloads’ if material is part of DRS

WASTE sector specialists have warned of the potential for 'seasonal overloads' if glass bottles are included in Scotland's Deposit Return Scheme (DRS). Facilities for returning...
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Scottish environmental academics urge Holyrood to ‘hold its nerve’ over DRS plans

A number of Scottish environmental academics have called for the nation's proposed deposit return scheme to include drinks containers of every material. Six academics have...

Vegware honoured at VIBES ceremony in Glasgow

EDINBURGH-based Vegware was recognised for its sustainability credentials at the 20th VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards. The firm, which produces plant-based compostable packaging, was honoured with...

New research outlines online shopping demand for greener packaging

  NEW research has found that almost a third of online shoppers would like more environmentally friendly packaging - and would be prepared to pay more...