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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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

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...

Recycled paper wine bottle launched

A new paper wine bottle has been launched, which has been described as the biggest innovation for wine and spirits since the launch of the...

Scotland’s deposit return scheme to include glass pending consultation period

THE Scottish Government has opened a consultation period lasting until 10 December 2019 on the country's deposit return scheme (DRS)

Berry prioritises production of products that assist in Covid-19 battle

BERRY Global has announced it is prioritising production of products that can assist in the fight against Covid-19. The firm supplies plastic packaging and non-woven...

Macfarlane hails ‘exceptional’ contribution of employees as financial results show resilience

MACFARLANE Group has recorded a 'resilient' financial performance in the first half of 2020 despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Glasgow-headquarted business...

Proposed plastic tax could see ‘considerably’ higher packaging costs

THE British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has warned that the UK Government's proposed plastic packaging tax could see firms paying 'considerably' more for packaging...

New guide offers packaging advice for socially-distanced catering models

COMPOSTABLE packaging specialist Vegware has created a 24-page guide to help foodservice businesses plan for socially-distanced service models. The Edinburgh-headquartered business revealed disposables are in...

Saica to build new production facility in Livingston

  SAICA Group has announced a £50 million+ investment in its Scottish packaging business with plans to create a new state-of-the-art production facility in Livingston,...