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Co-op calls on government to introduce 50p plastic bag fee

THE Co-op is to remove plastic bags for life from sale in all of its stores and has made a number of recommendations to...

Millions of Sainsbury’s products to be packaged using recovered ocean plastic

SAINSBURY'S has announced that over 39.5 million items bought from its stores are to be packaged using plastic bottles recovered from the ocean. It comes...

New r-PET cups address sustainability challenges

GREINER Packaging has announced the launch of new r-PET cups for beer and other drinks. The plastic cup is currently made from 100% recycled PET...

Dow and Mura Technology team up to scale advanced recycling solution for plastics

PLASTIC manufacturer Dow and Mura Technology, a pioneer of an advanced plastic recycling solution, have announced a partnership to help keep plastic waste out...

Hellmann’s confirms switch to 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles

HELLMANN'S has announced it has started moving its full ‘squeezy’ range in the UK to bottles made with 100% post-consumer recycled PET plastic. The Unilever...

Entry deadline for Plastics Recycling Awards Europe extended

ORGANISERS of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2021 have extended the entry deadline until Friday 30 April 2021. Product designers, design engineers, plastics processors, manufacturers,...

Sonoco becomes newest member of Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council

THE Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) has welcomed Sonoco, a producer of healthcare packaging, as its newest member. Sonoco’s healthcare packaging business is part of...

Sustainability to be key focus at Interplas 2021

ORGANISERS of this year’s Interplas exhibition and conference in Birmingham have revealed that sustainability will be ‘top of the agenda’. More than 50 sessions will explore...

Study finds less people avoiding single-use plastics since onset of Covid-19

NEW research has revealed that the amount of consumers avoiding single-use plastics has dipped since the onset of Covid-19. It comes following Aviva's latest instalment...

Plastic pallet specialist marks major milestone

Goplasticpallets.com is celebrating 20 years in business this year. Here, MD Jim Hardisty tells Packaging Scotland about the firm’s proudest achievements and ambitious plans...