Furlough scheme extended until end of October

THE Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended until the end of October, meaning furloughed workers will continue to receive 80% of their salary...

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...

Berry’s Scottish factories focus on crucial PPE supplies

TWO Scottish factories belonging to polythene film specialist Berry bpi are adapting their manufacturing facilities and investing in new equipment to provide PPE equipment for NHS...

Alupro ‘reassured’ by acknowledgement of DRS concerns

ALUPRO (the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation) has expressed its disappointment that Scotland's Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee voted through the nation's proposed...

Recycled content guidelines in plastic packaging launched

THE British Plastics Federation (BPF) has teamed up with the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) to...
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Packaging takes key role in Covid-19 battle

THE Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, which has wreaked havoc around the globe, has brought the importance of packaging and plastics firmly into focus.

Report predicts growth in anti-counterfeiting packaging technology

A recent report on packaging holography has highlighted the growth in anti-counterfeiting packaging technology, the trade body behind the study has said. The International Hologram...

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...

UK Government reminded of plastic industry’s importance amidst Covid-19 pandemic

THE British Plastics Federation has written to the UK Government asking that those working in the plastics sector be classified as ‘key workers’ in regard to...

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...