Biffa launches nationwide recycling service for takeaway cups

BIFFA has launched a nationwide recycling service for hot and cold takeaway drinks cups. More than 62 million single-use tea, coffee and cold drinks cups...

McLaren acquires Bathgate-based protective packaging specialist

MCLAREN Packaging has completed the acquisition of Bathgate-based protective packaging company Glenhaze for an undisclosed sum. Port Glasgow-based McLaren described Glenhaze as a 'market leader'...

‘Anti-plastic rhetoric’ poses ‘substantive threat’ to sector

LDPE recycler Chase Plastics has warned of the 'substantive threat' that 'widespread anti-plastic rhetoric' poses to the UK plastic packaging industry. The firm said the...

Spirit Label Solutions invests £5m in new facility near Glasgow Airport

FIVE Scottish print industry specialists have launched Spirit Label Solutions, a new premium spirit label production company. In response to growing demand from the craft...

PFAS-free packaging is a cause for Celebration

FOODSERVICE packaging specialist Celebration Packaging has warned that man-made ‘forever chemicals’ called PFAS (per – and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are likely to become a growing...

Automation, technology and cost pressures will take centre stage in 2024

2023 was a testing year for the packaging industry with skills and labour challenges prevalent across the sector and continued uncertainty and delays plaguing...

Benefits of outsourcing are ‘immeasurable’

Emma Verkaik was appointed CEO of the BCMPA – the Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment & Logistics, in May 2023. Here, she tells...

Variety is the spice of life for Scottish contract packer

CONTRACT packing specialist RESCU Solutions is gearing up for growth after investing heavily in its Eurocentral HQ to increase capacity. The business, which has predominantly...

Smurfit Kappa named as early adopter of TNFD recommendations

SMURFIT Kappa Group has announced it is one of the first companies to adopt the recommendations of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD). The...

Pringles unveils new ‘designed for recycling’ tube

THE Pringles tube has been given a sustainable redesign with its metal bottom replaced with a paper fibre-based alternative. Kellanova Europe worked with paperboard container...