THE Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) has expressed concern over the Scottish Government’s draft Deposit and Return Scheme for Scotland Regulations 2020’s lack of recognition of the “substantial additional costs” that its members’ businesses will incur.
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The Scottish Wholesale Association shares the concerns raised by British Glass in its open letter to Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham, around the inclusion of glass within the Scottish deposit return scheme (DRS).
Retailers who need to send wine bottles through the post can now do this both safely and in an environmentally friendly way thanks to Flexi-Hex®, an innovative 100% plastic free packaging system being launched today by Macfarlane Packaging, the UK’s
Smurfit Kappa has seen a marked increase in the number of companies seeking sustainable packaging alternatives for fresh fruit and vegetables.
Tesco has listed Percol’s sustainably packed, plastic free ground coffee in an effort to combat the 100 million non-recyclable plastic packs used within the coffee industry each year.
James Beard of Valpak, which sponsored an Explorers Club Flag Expedition that bagged six tonnes of waste from the most densely-polluted beach in the world, has concluded that prevention is the only viable option to halt the tide of marine
To help lessen the impact of beauty packaging waste The Body Shop has partnered with TerraCycle to make recycling boxes available in 230 UK stores (and 672 stores worldwide across five countries) to help encourage the recycling of plastic packaging.
Packaging compliance scheme Valpak has published a report on a collaborative alternative to the government’s current options for extended producer responsibility (EPR) reform.
Packaging compliance scheme Valpak, which was recently acquired by outsourced recycling services company Reconomy, is to join world-renowned scientists in a unique expedition to clean up 10 tonnes of plastic and assess the impact of litter on a Pacific island
With the right information, Oatly believes people can make better food and drink choices to help reduce their climate impact. In fact, a requirement to show a food product’s climate footprint isn’t so different from the rules governing the labelling
Leerdammer, the UK’s No.1 branded cheese slice, has announced the launch of new 100% recyclable packaging for all Original and Light Slice Packs.
The Midcounties Co-operative has launched a new initiative to help reduce single-use plastic.
Tetra Pak has launched the Tetra Classic Aseptic 65ml Cube package, offering an efficient packaging solution for dairy, juice and liquid food.
Marks & Spencer is taking action to prevent plastic waste from going to landfill by launching a new initiative, which will enable customers to bring back non-recyclable plastic packaging.
Over the last year, packaging has been in the spotlight. Steve Gough, CEO of the UK’s largest compliance scheme, Valpak, updates readers on the latest on extended producer responsibility (EPR), plastics, and environmental compliance 2018 was a momentous year for
The annual task of completing the packaging data form can be a difficult and time consuming task. Valpak can help you complete the form, as well as assist with checking the data to ensure it is as accurate as reasonably
To mark National Recycling Week (11-18 November), Bidfood launched a nationwide campaign to raise awareness in schools on how best to reduce, reuse and recycle plastic. The pioneering initiative – ‘Choose to Reuse’ – saw teams from nine of Bidfood’s depots, as
UK retail coffee brand Percol today announces it is the first coffee brand to receive the official Plastic Free Trust Mark from A Plastic Planet (APP).
There is currently more than 86 million metric tons of plastic in our oceans. IKEA wants to proactively prevent ocean plastic pollution and has decided to join the NextWave initiative, with focus on making use of plastic waste before it
Almost a quarter of consumers are still opening goods ordered online that are overpacked according to a survey by Macfarlane Packaging.
Macfarlane Packaging, the country’s leading supplier of protective packaging, is this week launching its annual “unboxing”* survey designed to provide retailers with valuable feedback from consumers on their experiences of opening and unpacking goods ordered online.
Nature’s Finest, the premium potted fruit brand is this week, launching additional on-pack messaging with new lid stickers.
Network Rail has today announced plans to tackle three significant environmental issues in the country’s biggest and busiest rail stations.
Smurfit Kappa, global provider of innovative Bag-in-Box packaging solutions, has produced its 4 billionth Vitop tap.
Consumer interest in ecological, ethical and health issues related to packaging is becoming mainstream. Mintel consultant Richard Cope explains how all brands and manufacturers need to respond to avoid reputational damage and build trust with their customers