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Disposable Coffee Cup Waste

  When most people head to their local coffee shop for an afternoon pick-me-up or stop by a coffee chain for a caffeine boost on the way to work, not much thought is given to the disposable coffee cup that is being used. In fact, most people are unlikely to know whether or not the disposable coffee cup they are using is eco-friendly or recyclable. This lack of awareness has led to a worrying amount of disposable coffee cup waste. Scientists have warned that it could take over 30 years... Read More

08/11/2016

Make at Home Pumpkin Spiced Latte Recipe

On a cold autumn day there is nothing better than a drinking a warm beverage. Whether you’re a lover of tea, coffee or hot chocolate, it is hard to resist those festive favourites. October is the time for the love it or hate it hot drink, the Pumpkin Spice Latte. So with this in mind for our latest blog post we’ve decided to pick a DIY recipe for those looking to create this tasty treat at home. We suggest serving your latte with some delicious biscuits or a slice of... Read More

18/10/2016

Healthy Halloween Treats For Kids

So, Halloween is just round the corner – the time of year that kids love, while parents, carers and teachers think of the inevitable sugar overload that is now part and parcel of the annual holiday. Yes, candy and chocolate can be fine in moderation, but when you see children wandering the streets with carrier bags full of sweet treats it begs the question “are there any healthy Halloween treats out there?” Aside from offering you a great selection of eco-friendly packaging, here at Packaging Environmental we also take pride... Read More

12/10/2016

Poll Finds Confusing Packaging Information Is Preventing Consumers From Recycling

In a UK poll by Serco’s Environmental Services, it has been found that 38% of people believe confusing information on packaging or from local authorities is making it harder for people to recycle. The poll also revealed the knock on effects of this confusion, including costs of around £45million for councils dealing with contaminated waste, and increased Co2 emissions as a result of mixed waste being burned rather than recycled. Over 12,000 members of the general public were quizzed in the poll, the findings of which were released to coincide... Read More

27/06/2016

Eco-Friendly Travelling: How To Cut The Environmental Impact From Your Adventure

Travelling is perfect way to add new experiences to your life, broaden your horizons and embrace new cultures, however, as more and more people choose to travel the world they can often overlook the impact their travel will have on the world around them. Eco-friendly travel doesn’t necessarily mean ditching all our creature comforts, roughing it in a tent and living off the land, though; wherever you are going in the world, there are plenty of ways to limit your environmental impact while still enjoying – or even enhancing –... Read More

21/06/2016

Celebrate Euro 2016 With These Fine French Cocktails

The European Championships are finally here! Whatever the fate of the Three Lions, the Euros offer the perfect opportunity to kick back and relax and enjoy the summer, which is why thought we’d offer you a little bit of French inspiration for your Euro celebrations and festivities with these simple champagne cocktails. Rosemary Citrus Champagne An sparkling, aromatic rosemary and citrus infusion. Makes roughly 8 glasses. What you’ll need: 10cm sprigs of rosemary 1 can (330ml) of citrus blend juice (orange, lemon etc) 500ml of carbonated water 1 bottle (750ml)... Read More

13/06/2016

UK Street Food Trends 2016

Sitting down in a nice restaurant for a meal is so overrated these days – why would you want to with so many amazingly delicious street food vendors and pop-up eateries to choose from! In cities all over the UK these heavenly little surprises are pleasing customers who prefer to eat on-the-go, or those who recognise you don’t need a Michelin star to serve up great grub. Anyway, in celebration of the pop-ups and street food merchants throughout the country, we’ve taken a look at three of the most desired... Read More

16/05/2016

The Quick Guide to an Eco Friendly Classroom

It is important to teach children to be environmentally conscious from an early age, so what better place to start than the classroom? Sure, trying to keep dozens of kids under control may be a difficult task to start with, never mind trying to monitor they are being eco-friendly throughout the day, but with just a few simple changes you can start to make a big difference. Following on from our hints and tips on how to create an eco-friendly office, we bring you are Quick Guide to an Eco-Friendly... Read More

13/05/2016

Scrumptious British Food Festivals You Need To Visit This Summer

Up and down the country more and more food festivals are popping up, giving us the perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy ourselves, tasting some of our favourite dishes and trying some new ones along the way. And with so many to choose from, festivals can range from specialist events focussing on one type of ingredient or dish, all the way through to huge events that cater for eaters with the broadest of tastes – we really are spoilt for choice. With summer on its way, we’ve tried to... Read More