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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

DPD UK wins Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice

DPD UK has collected a coveted Green Apple Environment Award for environmental best practice at a prestigious ceremony at the House of Commons. The UK's number 1 domestic parcels carrier was named ‘Gold winner' in the Service Industries category, with judges hailing DPD UK's achievements in…

  • 29/11/2019

Future government must help logistics go zero emission, says FTA

All political parties should pledge to support the logistics sector on its journey to decarbonisation, according to FTA, the voice of the UK logistics sector. Ahead of December’s General Election, the business organisation has launched its own election manifesto – Logistics for Britain…

  • 28/11/2019

The hidden cost of your 2019 choccie-filled advent calendar

In the next few days, millions of children – and quite a few adults – will open the first window on their advent calendars without a second thought of the mountain of waste to which they're contributing. One of Britain's top waste and recycling companies estimates that there are 16.5…

  • 26/11/2019

Anheuser-Busch Completes First Zero-Emission Beer Delivery

Today, Anheuser-Busch, in partnership with Nikola Motor Company (Nikola) and BYD Motors LLC, completed their first ever ‘Zero-Emission Beer Delivery’ in the company’s hometown of St. Louis – utilising both companies’ innovative fleet technology to deliver beer from the…

  • 22/11/2019

New research reveals diesel domination due to lack of policy clarity

Operational Fleet Report 2019/20 launched by AA and Rivus Fleet Solutions … While the latest Society of Motor Manufacturer and Trader (SMMT) data might show a decline in diesel market share, recording a fall for the 31st consecutive month and recognising a -21.2 per cent decline year-to-date, new…

  • 18/11/2019

Bold approach required to hit European plastic recycling targets

A more circular approach to plastic packaging will be key to hitting ambitious international plastic recycling targets, says a prominent packaging machinery supplier. With experts calculating that demand for plastic packaging will double in the next 20 years, the European Strategy for Plastics in a…

  • 18/11/2019
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