• ‘Poor material is a threat’

    ‘Poor material is a threat’

    ​A survey of UK recycling industry experts has revealed that 59% of respondents considered poor material quality to represent the biggest threat to the sector. At the Recycling Association’s Quality First Recycling Conference April 5th, more than 100 delegates, from all areas of the recycling supply chain, were asked what posed the biggest threat to

  • Going over-board for cheese impact

    Going over-board for cheese impact

    A full-scale cutout of English dairy farmer, Michael Elvis, who founded Glastonbury Festival, and a full-size phone box made from corrugated cardboard will be displayed at the British Cheese Awards event at the end of the month. Entries have now closed for the 24th British Cheese Awards which take place on May 31st at the

  • Cardboard tent gets global recognition

    Cardboard tent gets global recognition

    An eco-friendly cardboard tent is now sharing the same prestigious title as industry-leading products from the likes of Apple, Dyson, Rolls-Royce and Samsonite, after being awarded a Red Dot Award. KarTent was the brainchild of two young Dutch entrepreneurs who spotted a growing tendency by festival goers to abandon their tents at the end of

  • New theme sections complement showcased technologies

    New theme sections complement showcased technologies

    MEAT-TECH 2018, the exhibition for the meat and fish processing and packaging industry, is launching theme sections devoted to several important steps in the production process. The refrigeration chain and equipment for production, cutting and packaging will take centre stage at the 2018 show. Planning work on MEAT-TECH 2018 is continuing in order to respond

  • Industry merger welcomed

    Industry merger welcomed

    APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging, has welcomed the launch of Metal Packaging Europe as an overarching European association that brings together manufacturers, suppliers, and national associations, to promote the benefits of rigid metal packaging. It was announced today that Beverage Can Makers Europe (BCME) and European Metal Packaging (Empac) will

  • Last chance to gain a Pentaward trophy

    Last chance to gain a Pentaward trophy

    Packaging designers, brand owners, packaging suppliers and students only have a few days left to show to the world their creativity by entering the awards scheme to win a Pentaward Trophy. The Pentawards scheme is a worldwide packaging design competition. Created in January 2007, the Pentawards are recognised as prestigious worldwide competition devoted to packaging

  • UK’s biggest coffee cup recycling scheme launched

    UK’s biggest coffee cup recycling scheme launched

    Caffeine-fuelled workers in London are being urged to use new recycling points established across the Square Mile as part of the UK’s biggest push to date to tackle the issue of disposable coffee cup recycling. The City of London Corporation, Network Rail, national coffee retailers and some of the Square Mile’s biggest employers have joined

  • Award for plastics innovation and design now open

    Award for plastics innovation and design now open

    The Horners’ award for plastics innovation and design is now open for entry. The deadline has been announced as 31 July 2017. Focusing on UK innovation, the award is for plastics design and manufacture, or the processing of plastics, and celebrates achievements of many types including those that demonstrate an environmental advantage. BPF Membership Services

  • Big brand inspiration

    Big brand inspiration

    • News
    • February 27, 2017

    Pro2Pac 2017, the UK’s only dedicated food and drink packaging event, will deliver big brand inspiration from leading companies and give visitors the opportunity to discover innovative new packaging technology and concepts when it returns to ExCeL, London, in March. Together with Waste-Works, the only waste and sustainability event dedicated to the food and drink