Irvine glass plant recognised for sustainability innovation

ARDAGH Group has won a sustainability innovation award at the inaugural International Beverage Awards, held recently in Tokyo. The business fought off competition from 84 entries...
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Tesco warn brands that excessively packaged goods will not be sold in stores

Tesco has warned that it will stop stocking brands which use excessive packaging for their products

Pitreavie Group to open £3.8m Cumbernauld manufacturing site

PITREAVIE Group has unveiled plans to open a new £3.8 million corrugated box manufacturing facility in Cumbernauld. The packaging specialist said the 57,000 sq. ft....

New packaging unveiled to help simplify export of wine and spirits

UPS, Sealed Air, Smurfit Kappa and Macfarlane Packaging have launched a new range of packaging designed for shipping individual bottles of spirits and wine,...
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Stepping out of the comfort zone

We recently spoke to Phil Husband, Smurfit Kappa’s UK packaging insights manager, about the wider industry response to environmental challenges

Scotland’s deposit return scheme delayed until 2022

The introduction of Scotland's deposit return scheme (DRS) has been delayed by a year in order to allow businesses more time to prepare and...

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...

Global packaging community praised for pandemic response

THE global packaging community has been praised for its response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Jan De Roeck, Esko marketing director (industry relations and strategy) said,...
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Leading bodies back calls urging exclusion of glass in Deposit Return Scheme

BRITISH Glass has released an open letter raising its concerns over the potential inclusion of glass in the impending Scottish Deposit Return Scheme (DRS), which will see a refundable 20p deposit imposed on plastic bottles, cans and potentially glass bottles

Sustainable cup solution launched to tackle festival waste

RECYCLING specialist Simply Cups has launched an events and festivals division to help tackle the issue of waste and single-use containers at UK festivals. The...