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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...
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Family values at heart of Scots success story

FINDING new ways to do things differently is the mantra which has been at the heart of McLaren Packaging’s approach to business for four...

Surgeons call for end of fireworks being packaged as ‘toys’

A coalition of surgeons have called on the UK Government to implement strict new laws on the packaging of fireworks. The British Association of Plastic,...

Campaign to tackle cup waste in Glasgow stepped up

NEW research has revealed that only 12% of single-use cup buyers in Glasgow have managed to recycle the products properly. Environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful...

McLaren Packaging invests heavily in ‘game-changer’ renewable energy plant for corrugated board manufacture

PORT Glasgow-headquartered McLaren Packaging has helped create what has been described as the world’s first renewable energy plant for corrugated board manufacture. The drinks packaging specialist,...
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Alloa brewery joins recycling initiative

ALLOA-based Williams Bros. Brewing Co has joined the OneCircle project to provide a KeyKeg collection hub for breweries in central Scotland. The independent brewery is...
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Sustainability: the bigger picture

By Tony Hitchin, general manager of Pro Carton, the European Association of Carton and Cartonboard Manufacturers 'SUSTAINABILITY'is a term everyone is familiar with, but few...

New study explores impact of disposable cup charges

A new study by Zero Waste Scotland has found that selling disposable coffee cups separately rather than offering discounts for reusables can 'significantly increase' the...
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Plastics Industry Award winners revealed

THE winners of the 2019 Plastics Industry Awards have been announced. Actor Shaun Williamson revealed the 16 winners at a ceremony in London, with Rosti Automotive...
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