Organisation warn of increase in plastic consumption should DRS include cans

A UK-wide deposit return scheme (DRS) including aluminium cans could result in an extra 823 million plastic bottles being produced, according to Alupro. The not-for-profit...

New barrier solution helps cheese specialist achieve environment goals

AR Packaging has developed Safeboard, which is described as a plastic-free packaging solution now being used by Bel Group for its Boursin cheese range. To...

MPMA urges retailers to act on recyclability of packaging materials

THE Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MPMA) has called for “greater transparency” of packaging materials’ recycling credentials. New research commissioned by the organisation in the UK...

Taking a Leaf out of machine supplier’s book

A packaging machinery supplier claims a more circular approach to plastic packaging will be key to hitting international recycling targets. The European Strategy for Plastics...

Association warns ‘single-use plastic’ term is negative

RESEARCH has shown that the term ‘single-use plastic’ has a negative impact on recycling, the Natural Source Waters Association (NSWA) has said. The surveys, undertaken...

Sustainable multi-pack solution aims to come out Top

SMURFIT Kappa has announced its TopClip solution will be utilised by beer brewer Royal Grolsch as a paper-based replacement for the plastic shrink wrap...

Sustainability is in the bag

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE A few years ago, through the pages of Packaging Scotland, I advocated the return to use of paper as a packaging medium for...
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Can (and should) sustainability be a USP for food brands?

GOOD news! Sustainability has arrived at the heart of the c-suite: and thank goodness there are opportunities to make money from it too.

North Lanarkshire Council looks to lower single-use plastics usage

NORTH Lanarkshire Council has announced plans to reduce the amount of single use plastic used within its catering services

Glasgow company creates educational waste game

A Glasgow games developer has created a game, in digital and physical format, that educates players on sustainability as they seek to create value...