Major retailer now 97% Easter Egg plastic free packaging

It doesn’t matter how old we get, we all love a good Easter Egg when Easter arrives! Well in sustainable packaging news, this year Mars Wrigley UK have made a real statement by introducing a staggering 142-ton reduction of packaging across it’s Easter Eggs collection, along with a further 6-ton reduction in plastic packaging this [...]

Packaging Trends: Why minimalist packaging is here to stay

I’m sure you have heard the expression “sometimes less is more”, well the same expression applies in eco-friendly packaging where minimalist packaging has remained a popular trend over the last couple of years, and we predict for many years to come. As you might have read in our eco-friendly packaging trends for 2022, we briefly [...]

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eco friendly packaging trends for 2022

In recent years, we have seen an emergence of minimalist packaging being introduced with businesses wanting to become more environmentally friendly by reducing their carbon footprint. We’ve also had to navigate through another tricky year of the ongoing pandemic, which has seen further lockdowns, restrictions and shopping habits change. This introduced a high demand in [...]

Plastic carrier bag or paper carrier bag: Which bag is greener?

Morrisons are increasing the price of their reusable plastic carrier bags from 10p to 15p as a trial, along with introducing a 20p paper carrier bag alternative. The paper carrier bag will be available in eight stores as part of a two-month trial. The supermarket chain said reducing plastic was their customers' top environmental concern. [...]

8 Alterative Uses For Brown Paper Carrier Bags

It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas! With the busy festive season finally here, now is the time of the year where we usually overstock on everything, including paper carrier bags. Do you have any brown paper carrier bags lying about in your house? Well inside this article, Elliott Packaging will provide you with [...]

Sustainability Thoughts: Compostable Carrier Bags

Do I need to start thinking about sustainability? There used to be a time the negative effect on a business would be small if it said it couldn’t afford to be green. Today, businesses across all types of industries accept that they cannot afford to ignore it. In fact, you’ll be hard pushed to find [...]

Biodegradable Or Degradable Plastic Carrier Bags?

Why biodegradable or degradable plastic carrier bags? Conventional plastics do not break down unless they are recycled. Therefore biodegradable and degradable plastic carrier bags are developed to make your daily tasks of waste reduction easier, safer and better for the environment. So, what’s the difference? Degradation is a process where very large molecules are broken [...]

What to do with plastic carrier bags?

Did you know single use plastic carrier bags sales in supermarkets have fallen 86% since the 5p carrier bag was introduced? Since its introduction, the environmental secretary has later doubled the charge to 10p, and eco-friendly packaging suppliers such as Elliott Packaging have also introduced both bio-degradable or bags made from recycled material to reduce [...]

Elliott Packaging launch new potato starch plastic carrier bags

Elliott Packaging have recently supplied a large UK retailer with a brand-new type of 100% eco-friendly plastic carrier bag. The material is produced from natural potato starch and are completely compostable. This means all potato starch plastic carrier bags can go into garden waste or into food waste at home. The material is certified home [...]

Mailing Bags – Paper VS Plastic!

 Mailing Bags - Paper OR Plastic? In 2019, the most common argument in the packaging world is what is better - paper mailing bags or plastic mailing bags? One of our most popular products here at Elliott Packaging is mailing bags. We decided to use this product to weigh up the pros of each material! [...]

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