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DS Smith partners with Keep Scotland Beautiful in a bid to recycle millions of coffee cups

DS Smith and Keep Scotland Beautiful are teaming up on the Cup Movement® in Glasgow initiative to tackle coffee cup recycling in the Greater Glasgow area. Last year alone, Scotland used 500 Million single use coffee cups, with Greater Glasgow contributing approximately 95 Million to that…

  • 07/02/2020

Sales of paper for shopping bags increases 400% in three years

Leading sustainable packaging manufacturer, DS Smith, has seen huge increase in paper orders to meet consumer demand for recyclable alternatives due to Blue Planet effect. Surprising new figures from packaging giant DS Smith have shown increased sales in paper for use in paper bags as retailers…

  • 05/02/2020

Brightest packaging minds take to the stage at Packaging Innovations 2020

Coca-Cola, Dixons Carphone, Carlsberg, Wrap and Britvic are just some of the big names in packaging taking to the stage at Packaging Innovations 2020 , to form part of its most robust seminar programme to date, when it returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 26 & 27 February. Two new seminar…

  • 03/02/2020

Companies missing out of 58% carbon emissions savings by not consolidating deliveries

Companies across the UK are missing out on a potential 58 per cent saving in carbon emissions by not consolidating deliveries, according to Lyreco, the worldwide office supplies and workplace solutions company. Through analysis of almost 15,000 deliveries under £100 to its customer base…

  • 31/01/2020

Agrekko commits to greener future

Aggreko has cemented its position as a green supplier of temporary power, heating and cooling solutions after being certified to the Carbon Trust Standard and achieving certification to ISO 50001:2018 international standard for energy management. By implementing ISO 50001, Aggreko has committed to…

  • 28/01/2020

Worn Again Technologies makes step towards a sustainable world

Worn Again Technologies, the pioneering polymer recycling technology firm, today announces the launch of its pilot R&D facility as a major step forward in its development process. The facility is located at CPI, a technology and innovation centre in Redcar, England. Worn Again Technologies is a…

  • 22/01/2020

Packaging made from 100 per cent post-consumer waste

New for 2020, Bell has announced that it can supply Retran packaging made from 100 per cent post-consumer waste. The material has been approved by the European Food Standards Agency for direct contact with food. Traditionally the surfaces of Retran have required a virgin layer of film for food…

  • 13/01/2020
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Is it time to rethink replace plastic in packaging?

A cross-party parliamentary group warning that firms are replacing plastic with potentially more harmful alternatives for the environment is a wakeup call for companies to redouble their sustainability efforts, says an industry expert. ULMA Packaging UK is working with a number of material…

  • 10/01/2020

Packaging Innovations 2020 announces plans for the BIG Carbon Debate

Leading industry experts from some of the UK’s most respected authorities will come together on the Ecopack Stage at Packaging Innovations 2020 to debate one of the industry’s hottest topics – sustainability. The BIG Carbon Debate, which has evolved from the show’s hugely…

  • 09/12/2019

Aquila address the environmental issues of industrial gloves

Following the removal of one-time PVC packaging from their supply chain, Aquila brand and their parent company Taste International are pleased to announce a program of evaluation and planning to deal with the recycling and energy issues around manufacture and use of industrial gloves. Already…

  • 29/11/2019
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