Packaging Scotland


Latest acquisitions boost Fife packaging specialist’s expansion plans

GLENROTHES-headquartered packaging specialist Pitreavie has announced plans to invest over £1 million in a new office complex and extra warehouse space. The..

February 2019

Single-use carrier bag levy to double in Scotland

THE single-use carrier bag levy will increase to 10p in Scotland. The announcement came as finance secretary Derek Mackay MSP outlined the Scottish..

January 2019

Vegware looks to ‘close the loop’ on composting

EDINBURGH-based compostable packaging manufacturer Vegware has launched its collection service in Bristol, along with a new bring-back scheme for cafes...

January 2019

MPMA urges retailers to act on recyclability of packaging materials

THE Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MPMA) has called for “greater transparency” of packaging materials’ recycling credentials. New research..

January 2019

Plastics sector outlines Brexit concerns ahead of key vote

THE British Plastics Federation (BPF) has revealed concerns from its members about Brexit, just days before the crucial House of Commons vote on Prime Minister..

January 2019

“Distinctive” glass bottle wins top award

A new gin from distiller Whyte & Mackay has been recognised for its bottle design by industry body British Glass. Wildcat Gin was named ‘Design of the..

January 2019

Packaging producers to pick up recycling tab in new waste strategy

BUSINESSES and manufacturers south of the border will have to pay the full cost of recycling or disposing their packaging waste, under a new strategy launched..

December 2018

Retailers urged to review processes ahead of unwanted gift returns

ANTALIS Packaging has urged retailers to “overhaul” their returns processes to help reduce the costs presented by people returning unwanted..

December 2018

Soft drinks can market sees “growth surge”

THE Can Makers has revealed a “growth surge” in canned beverages in the soft drinks sector. The trade body highlighted the impact of a hot summer..

December 2018

BRC accreditation tipped to open doors for print finisher

PRINT-finishing specialist ACA has announced it has secured Grade A accreditation from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) following completion of a 5,000 sq...

November 2018