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Apeel is a plant-derived, water-based coating that gives produce an extra peel that slows down the rate of spoilage, and is made of materials that already exist in the peels, seeds, and pulp of fruit and vegetables Read more

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Goplasticpallets.com says that the Government’s plans to introduce a plastic tax on plastic packaging with less that 30 per cent recycled content has made the moral case for using recycling plastic a business case as well Read more

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The retailer transformed its Botley Road shop in June, taking more than 200 products out of their packaging to test how customers might be prepared to shop differently, with the aim of saving thousands of tonnes of unnecessary plastic Read more

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The study includes a revenue forecast for plastic packaging waste management. Read more

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Smithers Pira’s latest market reports, ‘The Future of Rigid Plastic Packaging to 2024’, forecasts rigid plastic packaging sales to grow from a projected $181.1 billion in 2019 Read more

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The group says this is in response to the negative publicity surrounding plastic packaging in the consumer media, much of which is inaccurate or misinformed. Read more

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The UK's third biggest supermarket is to trial a scheme allowing customers to remove plastic packaging from their groceries and leave it for recycling before taking items home as part of a number of new pledges announced. Read more

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Bottled water and soft drinks producers drive plan to eliminate plastic packaging waste from their sectors by 2030. Read more

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David Wilson, director at Vanden UK, comments on the recent broadside against plastic packaging and suggests ways packaging designers can improve reclamation... Read more

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Labelling technology developed by materials scientists at Brunel University will use phosphor coding labels to advance recyclate sorting efficiency. Read more

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Over 40 industry leaders have given their backing to a new plan to increase plastic packaging recycling targets globally. Read more

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Global consumer goods manufacturer, Unilever, has made a commitment to ensure all its plastic packaging is 100 percent reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. Read more

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An antibacterial ‘bag for life’ has been named Best New Product at industry awards organised by the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT). Read more

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Plastipak Packaging (formerly APPE) has announced the launch of its latest PET innovation for the beverage industry. Read more

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A Brazilian agribusiness company says it has doubled the shelf life of fresh milk by incorporating silver-based microparticles into the plastic packaging. Read more

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Innovation is key to keeping plastic packaging fresh in 2015

Ruth Price, Business Development Director at plastic packaging manufacturer, Sharpak Aylesham, talks about how the packaging industry has continued to develop in order to meet shifting consumer demands. Read more

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Packaging manufacturer and supplier, Duo UK, has boosted its research and development capabilities with the launch of a dedicated Quality Control lab, which it says will aid development of new, super-strength films and recycled products. Read more

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A new addition to the range of Britain’s oldest pasta sauces, Ragú, has become the first UK product to go on-shelf in RPC Superfos’s SuperLock barrier pack. Read more

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M&H Plastics, part of the RPC Group, has developed a method of printing Braille characters directly onto plastic packaging. Read more

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Manchester-based polythene packaging manufacturer, Duo Plastics UK, has won a contract with PhotoBox, the European market leader for online photo printing, to supply bespoke branded mailing bags. Read more

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