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ULMA Packaging welcomes new biodegradable packaging standard

ULMA Packaging UK has welcomed the introduction of a new British standard for biodegradable plastic as a promising new step towards further developing sustainable packaging. Published by the British Standards Institution as PAS 9017, the new standard requires plastics claiming to be biodegradable…

  • 14/10/2020

Amcor advances sustainability agenda with research into consumer attitudes toward responsible packaging

Research across key markets delivers proprietary insights into consumer preferences and builds on Amcor’s leadership in sustainability. Global packaging leader Amcor today published results from its latest research into consumer perceptions of sustainability and packaging. The proprietary…

  • 07/07/2020

FTSE100 DS Smith appoints new managing director for recycling

DS Smith , the FTSE100 sustainable packaging leader, has today announced the appointment of Rogier Gerritsen as managing director of its recycling division. Reporting to Colin McIntyre, divisional CEO for paper & recycling, Gerritsen will be responsible for the Group’s recycling…

  • 24/06/2020

New plastics tax 'real boost' for circular economy and recycling infrastructure, says Bureau Veritas

With the UK set to bring in a new tax on plastic packaging, leading sustainability authority Bureau Veritas has revealed that the levy represents a ‘real boost’ for the circular economy. Earlier this month, in his first Budget as Chancellor, Rishi Sunak announced that from April 2020…

  • 18/03/2020

Low carbon packaging company wins international award

Innovative secondary packaging company TrakRap has beaten off competitors from across the globe to win the Best Manufacturing Technology award at the World Food Innovation Awards. The prestigious annual awards, held at ExCeL London, are open to entrants from all over the world, making them among…

  • 12/03/2020

TÜV SÜD’s environmental testing investment reduces manufacturers’ time-to-market

TÜV SÜD has invested more than £300,000 in its environmental testing facilities. The upgrade includes a third fast rate of change climatic test facility, a complete refurbishment of its drive-in climatic test chamber, and an increase in vibration testing capabilities. The bespoke…

  • 11/03/2020

Lloyd’s Register helps create a new standard to tackle plastic waste

Food safety auditing company Lloyd’s Register (LR) has joined the 3R Initiative to help its members develop a new ‘Project Standard’, designed to tackle the global issue of plastic waste. The 3R (Reduce, Recover and Recycle) Initiative was founded in 2019 by sustainable standard…

  • 03/03/2020

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