Packaging materials

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.

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

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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...

Tulip is the latest food business to sign up to WRAP's Plastics Pact

Tulip signs up to UK Plastics Pact

By Aidan Fortune

Meat processor Tulip has become the latest food business to sign up to the UK Plastics Pact, as part of its commitments to tackling plastic usage and food waste as part of its new CSR policy.

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...

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.

Design guidelines are being developed for recyclable flexible packaging

Push to identify sustainable design

By Paul Gander

The drive to establish best practice in flexible packaging design, sorting and recycling is gaining pace at European level, with the growing number of stakeholders within circular economy initiative CEFLEX now moving towards a first draft of its design...

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