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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

collage sustainability training 18/01/2022
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Packaging Environmental Sustainability Certification

We went a step further in sustainability! At packaging Environmental, we are proud to have the accreditation in CPD Accredited Sustainability in Hospitality Training Course supplied by the Eco Learning Hub. In today’s world, consumers and employees are placing much more scrutiny on companies’ activities, not just on everyday business decisions. Customers want to know how companies’ actions impact the environment and the communities in which they operate. Packaging Environmental takes its environmental responsibility seriously. It’s not just in our name; it is in our DNA. We care about our... Read More

packaging environmental supports businesses accepting the #veganuary2022 challenge 13/01/2022

#VEGANUARY2022

The explosion of plant-based food and drinks has rocketed the sector to new heights over recent years, a trend that is set to continue in the New Year as Veganuary 2022 gets underway. Significantly, the pre-conceived idea of less tasty vegan and plant-based dishes has diminished, and now people are expecting to expect the same great taste as meat alternatives. Consequently, we can find successful companies in the UK like Neat Burger, which saw in their values an opportunity not only to do business but to change the game—offering plan-based... Read More

Top 7 New Years Resolutions and tips to deliver a greener 2022 24/12/2021

Top sustainable new year’s resolutions

Making realistic plans that work for your business. The end of the year is the perfect time to reflect on your business’s progress over the past year and plan how you want it to develop in the year ahead. Do you want to embrace new greener practices in the New Year? At Packaging Environmental, we want to help you deliver a greener 2022…So here are our top 7 new year’s resolutions for a super sustainable 2022: Reduce Food Waste Food Waste contributes more greenhouse gas emissions than the pre-Covid global... Read More

6 Steps To Make Your Business Sustainable During The Christmas Period. Tips and inspiration for you and your teams. 09/12/2021

6 Steps To A Greener Christmas Period

A Sustainable Christmas (Without Compromising on the Celebrations) It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 🎅 Christmas has arrived! This year, more than ever- with the possibility of celebrating Christmas with our loved ones, the period is expected to be even busier than before. Is your business ready for it? COVID-19 changed our behaviour in many ways, one area being the amount of food ordered and delivered which means increased packaging requirements. Today more than ever, our focus is on becoming more sustainable. These are our top tips for... Read More

Packaging Environmental has provided Food4Grub with sustainable food packaging to serve and feed the most vulnerable people 29/09/2021
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HUB FOR GRUB PRODUCT DONATION

Founded in 2020, Hub for Grub is a non-profit organisation dedicated to saving surplus food from waste. Feeding communities across Wolverhampton that find it difficult to access affordable, nutritious food. At Packaging Environmental, we are delighted to support Hub for Grub in their fantastic work. We’re passionate about making a positive impact on the environment and our society. “Your donations and commitment will enable our community to take full advantage of the food and produce on offer. Packaging Environmental have gone beyond our expectations, to which we will be eternally... Read More

Circular economy refers to an economic system that stands sustainable practices improving the productivity of the resources 28/09/2021

What is Circular Economy?

The term ‘Circular Economic’ or ‘Circularity’ has become more popular during the past few years. It refers to an economic system that tackles global changes like climate change, biodiversity loss, food and packaging waste, and pollution. Meanwhile, ‘Linear Economy’ businesses take the natural resources and turn them into a product which is designed to be wasted after its use: ‘Circular Economy’ aims to keep those products, materials, and infrastructure in use for longer in a more sustainable way and improve the productivity of those resources. How Circular Economy applies to... Read More

Packaging Environmental offers a huge range of recyclable packaging, which means it'll be converted into another different product after processing. 15/09/2021
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What is ‘Recycle week’ and ‘who is behind it?

As our understanding of waste and the value of materials increases, recycling has become a part of our everyday lives. As a result, more and more recycling schemes are appearing, awareness is increasing, and recycling rates are on the increase. This September, we are celebrating Recycle Week, which runs from the 20th to the 26th of September. Are you aware of Recycling Week…? What is the background to Recycling Week? Recycle Week is an annual event designed to celebrate, promote and spread awareness of the need for and the benefits... Read More

04/08/2021

What is eco-friendly packaging, and why it matters?

Our planet is facing one of the worst environmental crises in the history of humanity. Single-use plastic and other non-environmentally friendly materials reach their popularity due to their convenience and affordable price. However, the cost of it has been our planet. In the latest years, we have seen how governments and other organizations have been warning the population about the harm these materials cause to the environment due to those messages and increased awareness in the population. As a result, consumers are switching to eco-friendly options, and so retailers do!... Read More

Commercially compostable packaging means that given the right conditions our packaging will decompose into particles beneficial for the soil 03/08/2021
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Commercially compostable – What does it really mean?

You might be hearing about the terms ‘commercially compostable’ and ‘compostable materials’, but what do they mean? When a product says it’s compostable, what it means is that that product is made up of materials that have been certified to break down entirely into non-toxic components (like water, biomass and carbon dioxide) that will not harm the environment, given the right conditions.  During the past few years, in the packaging industry, we have seen an increase in the use of these certified materials, leaving PP plastic as the least desirable... Read More

We say a product is 'widely recyclable' when the packaging is collected by 75% (or more) of local authorities across the UK. For example, plastic packaging like bottles, and cups. 03/08/2021
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Widely recyclable packaging – Are you recycling the right way?

When it comes to talking about eco-friendly packaging options, there are lots of terms that you have probably heard. One of the most common (and important to understand) is the term ‘widely recyclable.’ We say a product is ‘widely recyclable’ when the packaging is collected by 75% (or more) of local authorities across the UK. For example, plastic packaging like bottles, and cups. Companies can say their products are recyclable if most people who buy the products can recycle them. However, that doesn’t guarantee you can recycle it in your... Read More