Co-op Eliminates Plastic Packaging From Easter Eggs

Supermarket chain Co-op has announced that it will be removing all plastic packaging from its own-brand range of Easter eggs, a move that will save more than 14 million tonnes of unnecessary plastic. From April this year, it will also have removed all plastic forks from the food-to-go ranges, which will save 59 tonnes of […]


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Packaging Industry Sees Huge Ecommerce Demand In Pandemic

The UK packaging industry has seen its services in huge demand over the past year due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on ecommerce. This was the finding of the British Contract Manufacturers and Packers Association (BCMPA), which reported a large increase in outsourcing services as home delivery firms became busier than ever, Packaging […]


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Tennent’s To Remove Over 100m Plastic Packaging Rings

Scottish brewer Tennent’s is investing £7 million to remove more than 100 million plastic rings, equivalent to around 150 tonnes of plastic, from its operations as it switches to cardboard packaging. According to Edie, the move is part of Tennent’s ‘Because Life is Bigger than Beer’ initiative, which aims to create a more sustainable means to conduct […]


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Sustainable Packaging for a Sustainable Product

Our ethos at Tams is very much to focus on sustainability and it is always a pleasure to work with brands that share this passion. Lakme UK are a vegan, Cruelty Free, and eco-friendly cosmetics brand and demonstrate this with their mantra “Thinking sustainably is the path towards conscious beauty”. We worked with Lakme UK to design […]


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Surge in demand for pillow packs

With the extraordinary growth in online retail compounded by the corrugated supply problems we have seen a surge in demand for plain and printed pillow packs. These simple solutions are quick and easy to pack providing ideal packaging for smaller items. Simply pop up the packs using the tabs at each end and tape down […]


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Heinz Ditches Plastic Sleeves For Paperboard

The food processing giant Heinz has replaced plastic sleeve bindings on its multipacks with paperboard. The new Heinz Eco-Friendly Sleeve Multipack is in use across all of its soup ranges, and the company has committed to launching it across all of its canned products in the UK by 2021, according to a report in Packaging […]


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H&M Now Offering More Sustainable Packaging For Online Orders

Fashion chain H&M is bringing in a new more sustainable paper packaging system for its online orders, using bags made of certified paper for its Weekday, Monki, Arket and Cos brands, with all bags fully recyclable once opened. According to Packaging Europe, the hope is that this solution will help the conglomerate achieve its goal […]


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What Is Litho Printing?

There are various options available to you when it comes to the production of branded material or packaging for your business, but something that could well be worth investigating is litho printing (also known as lithography or lithographic and offset printing), a really efficient way of producing high-quality marketing material. It’s best suited to brochures, […]


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Packaging Changes ‘Needed Across The Board’

Businesses need to both reduce the amount of packaging they are using and create more packaging from sustainable materials such as card and paper in order to help tackle the world’s plastic pollution problem. That’s the finding of a new report released by Soil Association Certification and shared by Eurofruit, with the news provider noting […]


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Tesco Reveals It’s Reduced Plastic Across Its Festive Range

Tesco has announced that it has eliminated over 20 million pieces of plastic from its Christmas range this year. Euro Weekly News reported on the figures, noting that the supermarket’s own-brand crackers were plastic free for the first time. In addition to containing non-plastic gifts, the crackers themselves were sold without plastic in cardboard packaging. […]


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New Manufacturing Process Could See Plastic Decompose Harmlessly

A UK company is working on the development of a new manufacturing process for plastic that will see the material decompose harmlessly in the natural environment, with an additive mixed in with normal plastics to create packaging, shrink wrap, bubble wrap, plastic bags and so on. The products can be recycled in the same way […]


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Mad Squirrel in a Can

It has been shown many times through this pandemic that it is the companies that are agile, that adapt and respond quickly to changes in their market who will prosper. Mad Squirrel – contemporary craft beer brewers are a perfect example; with the beer taps turned down to a trickle they needed to quickly find […]


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