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    Reversing the tide on the plastic food packaging backlash

    With mounting public and media pressure on supermarkets to cut down on plastic packaging, it is vital to understand the importance of this valuable material for society and the environment.

  • John serves up tasty fish and chips with LINPAC

    John Massey of JM’s Restaurant & Takeaway in Retford, Nottinghamshire is rightly proud of his fish and chips and is keen that those taking their meal out of JM’s enjoy it just as much as those eating in the restaurant.
    That’s why John spent a lot of time choosing the right packaging to serve his fish and chips in to ensure that the chips don’t turn soggy and the batter remains nice and crisp.
    “At one time, it was easy to be concerned with only the cost factor but now, with more choices available and a greater focus on the environmental impact of packaging, our customers are demanding the very best from their local fish and chip shop,” says John.

  • Los Cuervos de Pravia feature in the Champions

    Los Cuervos de Pravia, the Pravian canoe club sponsored by LINPAC Packaging, has been featured in the regional newspaper La Neuva Espana.
    In a special edition called Champions Los Cuervos where featured at LINPAC’s Pravia premises.
    Here’s what La Neuva Espana had to say about Los Cuervos:
    Los Cuervos, one of the oldest canoeing clubs in Asturian rivers, held the presentation of the team last weekend at LINPAC Packaging facilities - LINPAC the sponsor of the Pravian club.
    The team has 80 paddlers for this season divided into different categories.   One of the main hallmarks of the club is the wide range of ages that their team covers - from six to 65 years old.
    Diego Cuervo, club’s President, said: "The goals we would like to achieve are to continue growing a little more by attending the Championships and Spain Cups."

  • Laurent and Alain complete theTrailwalker challenge for Oxfam

    A tough 100km trek in less than 30 hours, through the hills and valleys of Morvan Regional Natural Park in France, has been completed  by Laurent Bouffandeau and Alain Le Devedec .
    Laurent and Alain are from our Pontivy site and took part in the Oxfam Trailwalker challenge with two friends Igor Demesmaeker, from Belgium, and Christophe Alloend, from France, to raise money for the charity which works to end poverty around the world.

  • PAFA calls on Government support to make future progress

    At a reception held in the House of Commons, the leader of the Packaging and Films Association (PAFA) said the plastics industry needed “help from Government” if it is to successfully form long-term goals to achieve the UK’s recycling targets and compete with its neighbours in Europe.
    At LINPAC Packaging we couldn't agree more.

  • LINPAC Elite tray picks up its first award

    Our Rfresh Elite® tray for meat and fish products by LINPAC Packaging has scooped its first award!
    The LINPAC team was presented with a PackTheFuture Award, which recognises sustainability in plastic packaging, at a ceremony held during Interpack in Dusseldorf.
    Organised by ELIPSO, the French Plastic and Flexible Packaging Association, and IK, the German Plastics Packaging Association, PackTheFuture 2014 focuses on promoting the innovative and creative potential of plastic packaging to the public.

  • LINPAC keeps your lunch on the go

    To meet demand from the growing lunchtime “on the go” food market we continue to extend our Freshware range for sweet and savoury foods.
    Many of the new packs are individual or twin portion sized to help consumers eat more healthily and help them and retailers reduce food waste. As a partner of the Love Food Hate Waste campaign by WRAP, LINPAC Packaging is committed to helping all the links in the supply chain minimise the amount of food which is wasted by developing packaging which meets the needs of changing consumer trends and effectively protects and preserves fresh food for longer.

  • EPS goes Pop! Great branding idea with Airpop

    Expanded polystyrene already goes by many names: EPS, Styrofoam, Styropor, Polyfoam. Now the EPS industry has come up with another – Airpop.
    “But why give a new name to an internationally established material like EPS?” asked European Manufacturers of Expanded Polystyrene (Eumeps), launching the promotional campaign at the Interpack fair in Düsseldorf last week. “Simply because the name Airpop immediately brings to mind what the material is made of – It’s air.

  • The rules of al desko eating

    More than a third of British workers eat at their desk – and while some people may frown on al desko eating it is now a lunchtime tradition across the UK. So, as long as you’re going to do it, you might as well know how to do it right. Here are the essentials:

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    New research commissioned by the British Plastics Federation's Packaging Group shows that when it comes to the Nation’s favourite table sauce, 77% would rather squeeze their tomato ketchup out of a plastic container than shake it out of a glass bottle.

  • Super cleaned recycled PET safeguards food

    At LINPAC Packaging we were delighted with the decision by the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) decision to give an official positive opinion regarding the super-cleaning process used in its factories in Spain, Italy, and Germany.
    In a report published by EFSA its authors confirmed that the critical steps of the decontamination process that LINPAC uses for its post-consumer PET produces a recycled product  that does “not give rise to concern for a risk to human health”, even when used with 100% rPET.

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