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...

UK-wide reforms hoped to stamp out excessive packaging

THE Scottish Government has said that producers will pay for the environmental costs of packaging under new UK-wide plans. It comes following major reforms being...

BPF launches new tool to help firms navigate plastics tax

THE British Plastics Federation (BPF) has released an online tool to help companies ascertain whether or not their products qualify for the upcoming Plastics...

DS Smith outlines plan to plant a tree for every employee

DS Smith has announced it has funded the planting of 29,000 trees – one for each employee – in celebration of the UN-backed International...

Sustainable gin pouches launched ahead of Mother’s Day

DARNLEY'S Gin has announced the launch of its sustainable gin pouches in time for Mother’s Day. Described as an 'eye-catching, unique present that gin-lovers can...

Machinery specialist wants ‘paradigm shift’ to help food manufacturers meet sustainability demands

ULMA Packaging UK is calling for a 'paradigm shift' around food packaging machinery to meet an expected 'boom' in demand for sustainable packaging. The move...

Construction begins of ‘UK’s largest aluminium packaging plant’

CONSTRUCTION is underway at Ball Corporation’s new can-making factory at the SEGRO Park Kettering Gateway. Local and government leaders, including North Northamptonshire MP Philip Hollobone,...

Macfarlane reports increased revenues and profit

MACFARLANE Group has revealed that 'strong growth' has delivered results 'ahead of market expectations' after the business released its preliminary financial results for the...

Scottish universities to ‘drastically’ increase recycled content of plastic bottles

SCIENTISTS from Heriot-Watt University and the University of Strathclyde are to develop additives and processing methods that will 'drastically' increase the recycled content of...

McLaren Packaging invests in carbon offsetting project in Argyll & Bute

MCLAREN Packaging has invested £150,000 in a carbon offsetting project in Argyllshire. The Port Glasgow-based firm said the move forms part of its ambition to...
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