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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Demand for Recyclable Packaging Market Set to Grow 7% by 2020

The market for recyclable materials is set to grow by 7% as large multi-nationals continue to move towards sustainable green packaging. The forecast looks at the likely trajectory of growth in sustainable packaging over the next four years. The study by research company Technavio looked at materials, end users and geography in its assessment of [...]

The Case for Plastic Packaging

Plastic packaging has helped to revolutionise the way we store food and brought convenience to countless billions of people since it was first introduced. Despite this the material is often cast as one of the main causes of waste and harm to the planet but look more closely and this reputation is far from deserved. [...]

Why Flexible Pouch Packaging Is Catching On

With convenience and ease of opening now a big trend in packaging, stand-up pouch packaging proving to be a popular choice for food manufacturers who want to appeal to people on the move. Besides having a big advantage over other forms of food packaging, the stand-up pouch can also offer a way to reduce carbon [...]

This Year’s Food Packaging Trends

We are currently witnessing a revolution in the way food is packaged and consumed and this is helping to create new opportunities for brands to reach out to new target demographics. With this in mind here are five key trends to watch out for this year… Packaging is getting greener Appearing and being seen to [...]