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 [...]

What makes a good mailing bag?

Mailing bags are getting increasingly popular and are continuing to grow with the online retail market. Here is our quick guide to making sure your mailing bag is the best it can be and help you make the right decisions! Take note of these points while planning your new mailing bags. Durability: Mailing bags need [...]

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 [...]

Everything you need to know about mailing bags

Mailing bags are an ever-evolving product which are getting more popular as internet shopping increases. UK online sales are set to be worth £62.7bn by 2020 which is great for the mailing bag industry! Here are the types of mailing bags Elliott Packaging can supply: Opaque mailing bags: In most cases, it’s important that the [...]

What are the pros and cons of using water based inks?

As a nation we are becoming more and more environmentally friendly aware, even our government are putting stricter environmental policies in place. Each industry, including ours are looking for better environmental options for our customers. Our printers have been exploring the benefits of using water based inks as a ripple effect from this. The use [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]