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Britvic welcomes deposit return scheme news

    Britvic welcomes deposit return scheme news

Drinks manufacturer Britvic has welcomed the Government’s announcement that a deposit return scheme will be established across England, Wales and Northern Ireland in October 2025. In response to its March

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Packaging Innovations shines spotlight on future of packaging with first speaker announcement

    Packaging Innovations shines spotlight on future of packaging with first speaker announcement

Packaging Innovations & Empack, Featuring Contract Pack & Fulfilment is set to kick off the packaging industry’s 2023 with a bang, after it announced the first batch of speakers hosting

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SGS launches Food Contact Product Certification Mark

    SGS launches Food Contact Product Certification Mark

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has launched the SGS Food Contact Product Certification Mark to help manufacturers and suppliers demonstrate the safety and performance of their

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Advanced Vision Inspection at Jürgen Langbein

    Advanced Vision Inspection at Jürgen Langbein

The German company Jürgen Langbein GmbH has been producing a variety of gourmet stocks, soups, sauces and pastes for more than 30 years at its headquarters in Kaltenkirchen, near Hamburg.

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Kerry Group launches new tool which enables manufacturers to assess front of pack nutrition labels

    Kerry Group launches new tool which enables manufacturers to assess front of pack nutrition labels

Kerry Group, a world leader in taste and nutrition, has launched a new tool that will support manufacturers to optimise the nutritional profile of products while being aware of the

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Müller set to increase recyclability by converting all coloured milk caps to clear

    Müller set to increase recyclability by converting all coloured milk caps to clear

Following a series of successful trials, Müller Milk & Ingredients has started switching its coloured milk bottle caps to clear, and aims to convert its whole range by summer 2023.

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Ballygowan Irish Natural Mineral Water announces 4-year sponsorship with IRFU

    Ballygowan Irish Natural Mineral Water announces 4-year sponsorship with IRFU

Ballygowan, Ireland’s number one water brand, part of Britvic Ireland, has been announced as the Official Water Partner of Irish Rugby in a new four year deal.  The partnership sees Ballygowan

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Specialist food manufacturer boosts productivity and turnover after Made Smarter support

    Specialist food manufacturer boosts productivity and turnover after Made Smarter support

A specialist food manufacturer has experienced a boost in productivity and is forecasting a 30% increase in turnover after investing in automation technology with the support of Made Smarter. Firstplay

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New £35 million facility for Guala Closures in Scotland

    New £35 million facility for Guala Closures in Scotland

A state-of-the-art £36 million superfactory will secure the Scottish future of a company crucial to the whisky industry. The huge investment includes a £3.3 million grant from Scottish Enterprise and

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Mondelēz International Launches Cadbury Dairy Milk Packaging in UK&I using Certified Recycled Plastic

    Mondelēz International Launches Cadbury Dairy Milk Packaging in UK&I using Certified Recycled Plastic

Mondelēz International has announced that its Cadbury Dairy Milk and Cadbury Mini Snowballs 110g sharing bars, which are made in Bournville and sold in the UK and Ireland, are now

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Irish Distillers adds digital label solution to support responsible choices

    Irish Distillers adds digital label solution to support responsible choices

Irish Distillers, producer of some of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, has announced the launch of a digital e-label system which aims to better inform consumers about

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Drinks producers urged to get ready for Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme as SEPA publishes new guidance

    Drinks producers urged to get ready for Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme as SEPA publishes new guidance

New, step-by-step guidance has been published by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) to ensure drinks producers are ready when registration for Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) opens in twelve

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Pearse Lyons Distillery awarded prestigious Bord Bia Origin Green Gold Membership status

    Pearse Lyons Distillery awarded prestigious Bord Bia Origin Green Gold Membership status

In recognition of its unwavering commitment to sustainability, Pearse Lyons Distillery has achieved Gold Membership, the highest and most prestigious standard in the Bord Bia Origin Green program. Pearse Lyons Distillery’s consistent improvement

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Müller skims off 500 tonnes of virgin plastic annually with new cream pot

    Müller skims off 500 tonnes of virgin plastic annually with new cream pot

Müller Milk & Ingredients is to remove 500 tonnes of virgin plastic from its annual production of cream pots by switching to packaging made from recycled plastic. The dairy company

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Lifeline for fizzy-drinks manufacturers struggling to source CO2

    Lifeline for fizzy-drinks manufacturers struggling to source CO2

Leeds-based CO2Sustain is reminding carbonated drinks manufacturers that its patented additive can cut by 12% the amount of CO2 needed to add fizz during production, helping to mitigate the pressure on CO2 supplies while maintaining the

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Half of consumers want carbon footprint labelling on food products

    Half of consumers want carbon footprint labelling on food products

The Compleat Food Group (TCFG), the chilled prepared food processor, has launched a White Paper advising the UK Grocery sector and Government to improve education, simplify product labelling and to

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PPMA Total Show 2022 – the ‘must attend’ event this Autumn

    PPMA Total Show 2022 – the ‘must attend’ event this Autumn

With a myriad of new product launches, innovative technologies and live demonstrations of the latest smart manufacturing solutions, PPMA Total Show 2022 is set to be the ‘must attend’ event

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Green light for new £150 million drinks canning plant

    Green light for new £150 million drinks canning plant

Antrim and Newtownabbey Council’s planning committee has approved one of the biggest investments in advanced manufacturing in Northern Ireland – a new £150 million drinks canning plant at Global Point

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Award for ReCover Packaging for new technology which reduces food waste and improves plastic recycling

    Award for ReCover Packaging for new technology which reduces food waste and improves plastic recycling

An innovative and entrepreneurial Scottish company which makes a significant contribution to food safety and reducing unrecyclable plastic waste has won an £80,000 award to help take its business to

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PPMA Total Show 2022 set to provide a platform for innovation, discovery, interactive demonstrations and information share

    PPMA Total Show 2022 set to provide a platform for innovation, discovery, interactive demonstrations and information share

PPMA TOTAL Show 2022, the UK’s largest processing and packaging machinery, robotics and industrial vision event, is returning to the NEC Birmingham this autumn, and will take place from 27th

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Britvic opens new state-of-the-art canning line

    Britvic opens new state-of-the-art canning line

Britvic has officially opened its most recent canning line at the soft drink manufacturer’s its largest production site at Rugby in England. The state-of-the-art line, already producing internationally known brands including Tango, Pepsi

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PPMA Group Awards celebrating Industry’s best to be presented at PPMA Total Show 2022

    PPMA Group Awards celebrating Industry’s best to be presented at PPMA Total Show 2022

PPMA Total 2022, the UK’s largest processing and packaging machinery, robotics and industrial vision show, will play host to this year’s PPMA Group Industry Awards. The event will be held

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Britvic celebrates 35 years of investment, innovation and job creation at Rugby factory

  Britvic celebrates 35 years of investment, innovation and job creation at Rugby factory

This summer, leading branded soft drinks business Britvic is celebrating the 35th anniversary of its Rugby factory in England, by

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i2r wins second prestigious Queen’s Award

  i2r wins second prestigious Queen’s Award

Market leading aluminium foil tray manufacturer, i2r Packaging Solutions, has been awarded with a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise, this

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UK’s Flagship Packaging Event Unveils New Features to Inspire the Industry

  UK’s Flagship Packaging Event Unveils New Features to Inspire the Industry

Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022 will introduce two brand-new interactive features, The Big Debate and the Sustainability Trail, when it returns

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Industry Stars Take to the Stage at Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022

  Industry Stars Take to the Stage at Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022

Ocado, Nestlé, Pret A Manger, and Waitrose are just some of the major brands taking to the stage at Packaging

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Packaging Innovations 2022 Launches The Sustainability Trail

  Packaging Innovations 2022 Launches The Sustainability Trail

Sustainability, the packaging industry’s most contentious topic, is set to take centre stage at Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022, with the

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Diageo to invest £40.5 million in its beer packaging facilities

  Diageo to invest £40.5 million in its beer packaging facilities

Diageo is making a £40.5 million investment to expand capacity at its packaging facilities in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Runcorn,

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Sustainability Gurus Join Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022 Speaker Line-up

  Sustainability Gurus Join Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022 Speaker Line-up

Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022, the UK’s flagship industry event, has released a first look at the leading sustainability experts joining

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Bord Bia introduces new Food Processor Standard

  Bord Bia introduces new Food Processor Standard

Bord Bia has developed a new Food Processor Standard (FPS), which combines and replaces the Meat Processor Quality Assurance Standard* (MPQAS) and

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Packaging Innovations and Empack returns to NEC Birmingham for 2022

  Packaging Innovations and Empack returns to NEC Birmingham for 2022

Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022, the UK’s flagship packaging event, will reunite the industry when it returns to Birmingham’s NEC

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Müller and Waitrose to scrap the coloured milk cap

  Müller and Waitrose to scrap the coloured milk cap

Müller is partnering exclusively with Waitrose in a trial to scrap the humble blue, green and red caps used on

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New printed packaging service launched for food and drink SMEs

  New printed packaging service launched for food and drink SMEs

One of the UK’s leading label manufacturers is disrupting the packaging market with the launch of its new service to

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Project could increase plastic bottles’ recycled content to 30% minimum

  Project could increase plastic bottles’ recycled content to 30% minimum

Scientists from Heriot-Watt University have been funded by Innovate UK to develop additives and processing methods that will drastically increase

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Easyfairs announces new May dates for 2022 edition of Packaging Innovations & Empack at the NEC, Birmingham

Postponement from original February dates, due to current Coronavirus wave and international travel restrictions, means a unique spring edition for

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$200 million beverage can plant for Northern Ireland

  $200 million beverage can plant for Northern Ireland

Ardagh Metal Packaging (AMP) plans to build a new state-of-the-art $200 million beverage can plant in Northern Ireland. The plant

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Coca-Cola bottler invests £11 million in reducing emissions at its GB sites

  Coca-Cola bottler invests £11 million in reducing emissions at its GB sites

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP), the largest independent bottler of Coca-Cola globally, has announced a major £11 million investment over the

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Britvic to invest £26.9 million in its Rugby site

  Britvic to invest £26.9 million in its Rugby site

As part of its commitment to the continuous improvement of its supply chain, Britvic has announced a £26.9 million investment

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Packaging Innovations and Empack returns to the NEC for 2022 to bring a new vision of the full packaging journey

  Packaging Innovations and Empack returns to the NEC for 2022 to bring a new vision of the full packaging journey

Packaging Innovations and Empack returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 16 & 17 February 2022 to kick-start the year for the whole

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Greencore Unveils a Range of Sustainability Pledges

  Greencore Unveils a Range of Sustainability Pledges

Greencore, a leading manufacturer of convenience foods in the UK, has outlined a new sustainability strategy which includes a range

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Smarties Becomes First Global Confectionery Brand to Switch to Recyclable Paper Packaging

  Smarties Becomes First Global Confectionery Brand to Switch to Recyclable Paper Packaging

Nestlé has announced that its popular Smarties brand is now using recyclable paper packaging for its confectionery products worldwide. This represents

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Sweet & Snacks Innovation Boosted by Successful Sustainability Storytelling

  Sweet & Snacks Innovation Boosted by Successful Sustainability Storytelling

Potential developments in the highly innovative sweets & snacks categories reflect some of the key trends identified by Innova Market

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Tennent’s to Remove 100 Million+ Plastic Rings From Packaging in Shift From Plastic to Card

  Tennent’s to Remove 100 Million+ Plastic Rings From Packaging in Shift From Plastic to Card

A £7 million investment in packaging equipment at Wellpark Brewery in Glasgow sees Tennent’s, Scotland’s favourite beer brand, well on

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FrieslandCampina Switches to 100% Recycled PET Bottles

  FrieslandCampina Switches to 100% Recycled PET Bottles

As from February 2021, FrieslandCampina will be making PET bottles from 100% recycled PET (rPET). Because a PET bottle can

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Ornua Foods UK Announces £3 Million Investment at Leek Cheese Packing Facility

  Ornua Foods UK Announces £3 Million Investment at Leek Cheese Packing Facility

Ornua Foods UK, the major supplier of cheese and butter to leading UK retailers, has announced a £3 million investment

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Nestle Partners With Plastic Energy in First Steps For Recycling Facility in the UK

  Nestle Partners With Plastic Energy in First Steps For Recycling Facility in the UK

Nestlé UK and Ireland has joined forces with Plastic Energy, a major chemical recycling company, with the aim of developing

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Coca-Cola in Western Europe Transitions to 100% Recycled Plastic (rPET) Bottles in Two More Markets

  Coca-Cola in Western Europe Transitions to 100% Recycled Plastic (rPET) Bottles in Two More Markets

Coca-Cola in Western Europe has taken another important step on its journey to eliminating new virgin oil-based plastic as Coca-Cola

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Heineken UK Rolls Out Innovative Sustainable Packaging

  Heineken UK Rolls Out Innovative Sustainable Packaging

This summer, despite major operational obstructions caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Heineken UK is rolling out its innovative 100%

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Coca-Cola European Partners Introduces CanCollar® Technology

  Coca-Cola European Partners Introduces CanCollar® Technology

Coca-Cola European Partners, the world’s largest Coca-Cola bottler based on revenue, has announced the introduction of CanCollar®, an innovative paperboard

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CCEP Invests in Creation of Circular Economy For PET in Western Europe

  CCEP Invests in Creation of Circular Economy For PET in Western Europe

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP), the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler, has taken an important step on its journey towards 100%

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Diageo Creates World’s First Ever 100% Plastic Free Paper-based Spirits Bottle

  Diageo Creates World’s First Ever 100% Plastic Free Paper-based Spirits Bottle

Diageo has announced that it has created the world’s first ever 100% plastic free paper-based spirits bottle, made entirely from

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79% of Consumers are Changing Their Purchase Preferences Based on Social Responsibility, Inclusiveness, or Environmental Impact

  79% of Consumers are Changing Their Purchase Preferences Based on Social Responsibility, Inclusiveness, or Environmental Impact

A new report from the Capgemini Research Institute examines the impact sustainability has on consumer purchasing patterns and how well consumer

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Lactalis UK & Ireland Invests in Seriously Brand With NPD and Packaging Relaunch

  Lactalis UK & Ireland Invests in Seriously Brand With NPD and Packaging Relaunch

Lactalis UK & Ireland is investing in its award-winning Seriously brand with an innovative new product launch and packaging refresh.

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Successfully Communicating Sustainability Leads The Top Packaging Trends

  Successfully Communicating Sustainability Leads The Top Packaging Trends

Clearly and successfully communicating sustainability credentials to consumers is key to developments in food and drinks packaging. This benchmark has

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