CCEP is pushing for a Deposit Return Scheme that avoids confusion for its customers

CCEP: deposit schemes need clarity

By Paul Gander

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is pressing for a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) in the UK that avoids any potential confusion for consumers, makes it easy for them to recover their deposits and is managed by a single not-for-profit company.

The mobile billboard outside of Walkers Leicester

Mobile campaign billboards circle Walkers HQ

By James Ridler

Two mobile billboards were circling Walkers Crisps’ Leicester factory and Reading headquarters on Monday (6 August), as part of a campaign urging the manufacturer to ditch plastic packaging.

Graze has adopted brighter, colourful packaging for its products


Graze rebrands snack range

By James Ridler

Snack manufacturer Graze has rolled out its rebranded packaging to its retail lines in a bid to reshape UK consumer perceptions of snacking.

The industry is lacking guidance on safe levels of mineral oils in food-grade boards

Uncertainty on mineral oils in recycled packaging

By Paul Gander

As a new range of food-grade boards targets the challenge of mineral oil content in recycled fibre, and its potential migration into food, many in the wider supply chain have been left perplexed by the lack of clear guidance from regulatory bodies on...

Tony Hitchin: ‘There is a general understanding that we have a problem with recycling plastics... and then we have the media and consumer outcry’

Green board to the rescue?

By Paul Gander

When it comes to consumer perception and brand aspiration, fibre-based packaging is in the strongest position it has been for years. But can it deliver on innovation to push home this advantage?

Tesco's decision to remove best before dates has been heavily praised

Tesco waste initiative sets benchmark

By James Ridler

Tesco’s decision to remove best-before dates from select fruit and vegetable lines will be a benchmark that all other supermarkets will follow, according to an industry expert.

Larger brand owners are set to benefit financially from operating Deposit Return Schemes

Deposit Return Schemes offer profit potential

By Paul Gander

While many manufacturers have been cautious about the implications of a UK-wide Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for beverage containers, which is now government policy subject to a consultation later this year, larger brand owners can benefit financially...

Packaging education is set to improve dramatically in the UK

Packaging education offer set to ramp up

By Paul Gander

Packaging education in the UK, as it relates to food and drink, is set to improve dramatically, with at least one university-based degree apprenticeship course due to get off the ground next year.

The industry's focus on plastic packaging has been welcomed by the British Plastics Federation

BPF: Plastics focus welcomed

By Paul Gander

The current intense scrutiny of plastics packaging could combine with revamped structures for funding collection and recycling to yield long-term positive results for the sector, the British Plastics Federation (BPF) believes.

Digitilisation gives consumers the ability to authenticate products

UK food sector is lagging behind on pack digitalisation

By Paul Gander

While the UK pharmaceuticals sector and US food and drink have seen the benefits of pack digitalisation, UK food and drink has so far dodged both regulatory and supply-chain pressures in this direction, technology provider Kezzler has claimed.

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