Have Scientists found a new solution to plastic waste?

Plastic carrier bags have been under fire recently for their ‘lack’ of economically friendly properties. Researches may have found the solution to plastic waste, including carrier bags. The wax worm caterpillar has been found to digest polyethylene. Scientists accidentally came across this discovery, they noticed small holes in the plastic bags containing wax worm during [...]

Which bag is best for my exhibition?

Bags are a must when choosing your exhibition marketing material. We know how difficult it can be to choose your style of bag so we have put together our top three bags we feel are best! There are so many factors involved when thinking about your marketing material for an exhibition, we find generally the [...]

Everything you need to know about a cotton carrier

Here is everything you need to know about our cotton carrier bags. Cotton carrier bags are a great echo friendly reusable alternative to a polythene or paper carrier bag. Cotton bags can be printed with any given design and manufactured in any size. Material: These bags are made from natural cotton. Cotton bags are generally [...]

Elliott Packaging’s top 5 most purchased items of 2016

Patch Handle Carrier Bags Polythene patch handle carrier bags have clearly been our bestselling product of 2016. Polythene carrier bags have had bad publicity in the past, but not anymore. Elliott packaging offer various options to make your polythene bags eco-friendly and re-usable. Minimum order quantity: 3000 units  Lead time: As little as 7 working [...]

New Co-Ex carrier bags have landed at Elliott Packaging

Patch handle carrier bags just got that bit better, we can now make them in co-extruded polythene. Co-extruded polythene is made from several layers of film, this gives the bag super strong durability. The extra layers of film also make the bag opaque. We can produce the bag in any two colours you desire. We [...]

Made in Britain

October the 1st was officially ‘Buy British day’. Here at Elliott Packaging we support buying British. With more and more products being sourced outside of the UK, we like to encourage UK manufactured packaging where possible. Benefits of buying British: Guaranteed quality - When products are made in the UK they undergo many checks to make [...]

Paper bags are back.

With the new carrier bag legislation hitting the UK in October 2015, many companies have been confused about what bags they can use. The aim of the legislation is to try and significantly reduce waste in the UK. Before the new law was put into place each EU citizen was using around 198 plastic carrier [...]

Why Green Packaging Can Mean Different Things Depending On the Material

As the use of plastic bags is being rapidly reduced by the 5p charge, many people are welcoming the news. But reducing the use of plastic bags and replacing them with other materials won’t necessarily make a greener planet. This is because eco-friendly or ‘green’ means different things depending on what the environmental impact will [...]

Why Consider A Bag for Life?

We are currently at the start of a transformation in plastic bag use which hasn’t been seen for more than a generation. Plastic bag use is already being dramatically reduced, but this could have the effect of increasing the use of the bag for life. The bag for life is a relatively new form of [...]