SNP stalwart calls for DRS plans to be paused

A prominent SNP MSP has called for Scotland's planned introduction of a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) to be paused for at least 18 months. DRS...

PPMA re-brand puts automation ‘at the heart’ of manufacturing

THE PPMA (Processing & Packaging Machinery Association) Group of Associations has announced it is re-branding and has changed its name to AutomateUK to better...

FPA backs minister’s comments on cup levy

The Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA) has praised recent comments from environmental minister Therese Coffey regarding calls for a charge on paper cups in the...

Scottish single-use plastics ban a ‘further warning’ for food processors of the risks of...

LEGISLATION banning single-use plastic items in Scotland has been described as representing an ‘alarm bell’ for what may lie ahead for food processors when...

Packaging business invests in new fibre and paper development lab

DS Smith has opened a new fibre and paper development laboratory at its Kemsley Paper Mill in Kent. The company has invested £750,000 on the...

Contract packers rise to online shopping demands as new restrictions take hold

THE BCMPA has revealed that its members are responding to the latest Covid-19 restrictions after experiencing "significant growth" in their packaging, warehouse and logistics...

Trade body lifts lid on chip shop packaging challenges

THE president of the National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF) has told Packaging Scotland of his desire to work with the packaging industry to...

DS Smith launches new R&D and innovation centre

DS Smith has launched its global Research & Development (R&D) and innovation centre, known as ‘R8’. The new facility is designed to allow DS Smith,...

New Tennent’s packs celebrate Scottish dads

TENNENT'S Lager is launching a limited edition pack for Father's Day this year. The 12 x 300ml pack features a retro style design with the message...

Macfarlane Packaging launches digital solution to aid sustainable decisions

MACFARLANE Packaging has launched a new tool designed to help businesses identify the total cost and environmental impact of their packaging operation. Dubbed as the...