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    First Plastic Free Trust Mark introduced

    The world's first Plastic Free Trust Mark has been launched by environmental campaign group, A Plastic Planet, in a move it says could revolutionise how shoppers buy their food and drink.

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    "Plain packaging is failing"

    A year after its controversial introduction, plain packaging is failing in the UK, claims The Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association (TMA).

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    Plastic Pact founding members share their vision

    More than 40 businesses and 15 organisations have become founding members of The UK Plastics Pact, the new joint initiative from the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and the first of a global network which aims to make the entire plastics value chain work towards a set of targets that will keep plastic in the economy and out of the environment by 2025.

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    Industry urged to take advantage of renewables insights

    Awareness of ongoing research into packaging made from natural renewable resources needs to be raised according to both the Packaging Society, and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), which are striving to keep their own members, and members of the packaging industry as a whole, up to speed with the latest developments and show how they are becoming more viable alternatives.

  • Instant rewards for brands and shoppers

    Instant rewards for brands and shoppers

    SwiftReceipt, a UK digital receipt validation service, has been launched with a promise to revolutionise the service for shoppers and brands alike. Backed by integrated service agency, Granby, bespoke technology validates customer redemptions in less than an hour, and as little as 15 minutes, delivering digital rewards (for example cinema codes) instantly, with the ability




  • European consortium to advance circular economy solutions

    European consortium to advance circular economy solutions

    A consortium of European companies have launched a new project to make flexible packaging more relevant to the circular economy. The new project, CEFLEX, has been organised by companies representing the entire value chain of flexible packaging and will endeavour to advance better system design solutions. It continues the work of the recently concluded project


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