Greener Alternatives: compostable and biodegradable mailing bags

Today, more businesses are starting to become more environmentally conscious by looking to make small day-to-day operation changes to ensure their eco-friendly footprint is a green as possible. Barclays recently revealed that 75% of UK businesses are benefiting commercially after going green Do you regularly send your products using mailing bags through the post? Well [...]

Can plastic postal bags help keep your business running?

During this time of unprecedented disruption, the ongoing pandemic has resulted in a nationwide work-from-home experiment for the majority of the UK. Okay, so while the transition may be simpler for certain industries, for others it is simply impossible to function from home and have found ways to adapt to the situation. For example, the [...]

Is plastic free packaging the right move?

Plastic packaging is certainly in the headlines and shows no signs of going away. The issue of single-use plastic and its detrimental environmental impact is unlikely to have been news to most packaging designers, yet the issue has certainly struck a chord with the public. Is plastic-free packaging the right move? Given the images of [...]

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. [...]

Using plastic mailing bags with care

Plastic is one of the most popular, useful materials we use in our everyday lives. Today, we are accountable for using roughly 20 times more plastic than we did 50 years ago. Because of its popularity and extensive heavy use, we are constantly being told and reminded that the planet is drowning in plastic. Well [...]

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 [...]

A good and trustworthy printed plastic carrier bags packaging supplier

Following the introduction of the 5p plastic carrier bag charge, businesses have become a lot more aware of wanting to reduce carbon footprint. Whilst some opt for paper mailing bags or bags for life alternatives, did you know plastic carrier bags can still be 100% eco-friendly by either being bio-degradable or manufactured from recycled material? [...]

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 [...]

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