Could reverse vending be the final piece in the circular economy puzzle?


How reverse vending could benefit a brand

By Paul Gander

It seems unlikely that perceptions of packaging, in particular plastics, will ever return to what they were just a year ago – nor should they. But companies are reporting less ‘demonisation’ and point-blank rejection of plastics among consumers. Instead,...

EU proposals to restrict plastic packaging could lead to outbreaks of food borne viruses, claimed an expert

Food safety expert criticises EU packaging proposal

By James Ridler

Proposals by the EU to restrict packaging and other items for serving food would lead to the spread of a number of foodborne virus and bacteria, such as salmonella and campylobacter, an expert in food science has claimed.

Cranswick has improved its green credentials since signing up to the UK Plastics Pact

Cranswick highlights recycling successes

By Aidan Fortune

As part of its Recycling Week celebrations, UK meat processor Cranswick is to use the plastic collected to create new recyclable packaging for its produce.

Reverse vending of plastic packaging could be used by smaller brands, claims equipment supplier

Brands gain from reverse vending

By Paul Gander

There is nothing to stop smaller brands following the example of Coca-Cola and Merlin Entertainments and creating reverse vending partnerships of their own for plastic bottles and/or cans, says the company that supplied the equipment.

Nestlé demonstrated the advances in digital print with its Kit Kat Senses box

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Speedy move for complex Nestlé carton

By Paul Gander

A complex 3D pack design for Nestlé, which took roughly a third of the time typically taken from concept to consumer, has underlined digital print’s ability to deliver speedy solutions and streamline customers’ decision-making.

Half of UK consumers called for a tax on plastics for food packaging

Widespread support for plastic packaging tax

By James Ridler

More than half of consumers in the UK are in favour of a tax on all plastic packaging on food products, according to new research from a specialist consultancy.

Coca-Cola’s asymmetric Fanta bottle took at least two years to develop


Going out on a limb for packaging development

By Paul Gander

Every manufacturer wants their fast-moving consumer goods to make speedy progress onto the shelf, as well as off it. But how can firms accelerate the packaging development process for that to happen?

Coca-Cola Zero Sugar is to undergo a redesign to bring it in line with the classic variant

New design unveiled for Coca-Cola range

By Aidan Fortune

Coca-Cola Great Britain has revealed a new design for the Coca-Cola range, featuring new packaging for its Coca-Cola original and Coca-Cola Zero Sugar variants.

Kelly's of Cornwall has ditched black packaging on its clotted cream ice cream (old packaging left)

Kelly’s replaces black packaging in ice cream tubs

By James Ridler

Ice cream manufacturer Kelly’s of Cornwall has pledged to replace all of the black plastic packaging used in its Clotted Cream variety with silver plastic, which is easier to recycle.

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