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Burger King removes toys from kids’ meals

BURGER King has announced that plastic toys will no longer be included in kids' meals as it aims to improve its wider sustainability practices

Iceland to reduce plastic fruit & veg packaging in ‘largest ever’ trial

ICELAND are to trial new packaging solutions on their fresh fruit and vegetable lines that will see either plastic-free variations or significantly reduced plastic...

All hail the hidden heroes of plastics

Pete Beavis, senior sector specialist and materials scientist at R&D tax credit specialist ForrestBrown, explains why we need to stop demonising plastics, approach new...
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Firm reports increased demand for recycled plastic pallets

Goplasticpallets.com has announced the firm has seen a 'strong increase' in demand for its recycled plastic pallets as customers become more environmentally conscious

Scottish Government announces ban of plastic cotton buds

SCOTLAND has banned plastic-stemmed cotton buds in a UK first. The move comes with the country's commitment to meet or exceed standards set out in...

American firm set to buy Viridor in £4.2 billion deal

UK recycling firm Viridor is set to be sold to American company Kolhberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR) in a deal worth £4.2 billion. Viridor’s...

Proposed plastic tax could see ‘considerably’ higher packaging costs

THE British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has warned that the UK Government's proposed plastic packaging tax could see firms paying 'considerably' more for packaging...
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Sustainability still important part of design mix

Effective design that combines creativity and practicality with sustainability benefits is crucial to keeping plastic packaging relevant, explains RPC Group design manager Brian Lodge

Smurfit Kappa unveils ‘unique’ sustainable drinks packaging solutions

SMURFIT Kappa has launched two sustainable packaging solutions for canned and bottled beverages

Nestable pallets tipped to help ‘transform’ warehouse space

NESTABLE plastic pallets could provide a solution for firms currently having to cope with unsold goods piling up in warehouses due to the Covid-19...