Why Make The Switch From Rigid to Flexible Packaging or Pouches?

More and more food manufacturers are switching from rigid to flexible packaging partly because firms become more conscious of the impact waste has on the environment and there are plenty of other advantages to be gained. In addition to sustainability there are plenty of benefits to consider when making the switch from rigid plastic packaging [...]

Why Carrier Bags Have Become Everyone’s Favourite Marketing Giveaway

People are now thinking a lot more about their plastic bag use following the introduction of the 5p charge. Some people will be trying to avoid the charge at all costs even if it means popping in to smaller retail outlets that may give away a bag for free. This creates a great opportunity for [...]

What’s Lurking In Your Reusable Shopping Bag?

As people ditch disposable plastic bags for reusable alternatives, there is one danger which so far hasn’t been considered – bacteria. While reusable bags have helped to dramatically reduce the waste generated by the use of disposable plastic bags, it has also created environments where bacteria can thrive. Few people take the time to wash [...]

By |2016-08-23T11:27:22+00:00August 23rd, 2016|Elliott Packaging, Reusable Shopping Bags|0 Comments

The Benefits Of Using Plastic Packaging For Food

Plastic packaging often gets a bad press. As the abolition of free plastic bags in supermarkets demonstrates there is a lot of opposition to the use of plastic bags and legislation brought in to curb their use. What isn’t considered, as with all the world’s great inventions, is how well plastic helps preserve food better [...]

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 [...]

Reasons to Consider Our Reusable Bags

We supply a range of reusable packaging to help businesses find alternatives following the introduction of the 5p bag charge. Here are some reasons to consider using our reusable bags. According to one study if you use one reusable bag per week it will save you using 520 plastic bags over the course of a [...]

By |2016-08-19T11:27:21+00:00August 19th, 2016|Reusable Bags|0 Comments

Facts About Polybags

You may have come across the term polybags, which like many things relating to names for plastic items is a shortened version of the correct chemical name. So let’s explore the facts about polybags including where the name comes from. Firstly, the name polybag is actually short for polyethylene bag which would be a bit [...]

By |2016-08-15T11:27:19+00:00August 15th, 2016|Elliott Packaging, Polybags|0 Comments

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 [...]