As mentioned in our Christmas 2017 blog, street-food is enjoying its time in the limelight thanks to growing demand from the consumer for innovative, globally-influenced lunch and snack options. When the consumer thinks of artisan street-food however, it’s unlikely that they associate classic white or champagne coloured EPS trays with being an eco-friendly packaging alternative for their favourite street-foods.
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:
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.
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.
We have teamed up with Addmaster to develop a range of trays and films with built-in antimicrobial technology to reduce bacteria growth on the outer packaging of fresh meat. Contamination from harmful bacteria such as Salmonella, E.coli and Campylobacter – the most common cause of food poisoning in the UK - is an increasing concern for the entire supply chain and preventing cross-contamination during preparation, processing, packing and distribution is seen as a key strategy in reducing the risk to consumers.
We had a surpise visitor to our Pravia site – of the feathered variety. Our director of operations Ana Fernández opened a parcel to find a carrier pigeon. Ana was sent the bird by Prosistemas, an industrial engineering company, inviting her to a demonstration of what they were doing for two of their clients – IKEA’s new shop in Valencia and INDITEX’s premises in Guadalajara.
Learn how LINPAC Packaging is starting a‘Green Party’ with our Primesse range of fully recyclable tableware for the summer season as people begin to crank up their barbeques or head off to one the UK’s many music festivals. The Primesse range includes bowls and plates in a choice of black or white which have been designed especially for cold foods. They offer retailers, caterers and consumers a quality alternative to EPS and paper tableware.
As part of the Featherstone Rovers Foundation School Sports Offer 14 schools in the Five Town's area will be able to take advantage of 2000 free junior tickets to the Featherstone Rovers V Rochdale home game on Sunday 9th March at The Big Fellas Stadium. Speaking on the offer, Head of Communty Development Laurabeth Jaggar, said: "We are offering these tickets to our school sports partner schools as a thank you to them and their pupils for their continued support with the foundation, we work with these schools 12 months a year delivering all aspects of school sports and additional projects. Should the scheme work well, we will look at rolling it out in other schools for future home games".
A tough 100km trek in less than 30 hours, through the hills and valleys of Morvan Regional Natural Park in France, is the daunting challenge which awaits two LINPAC colleagues this spring. Laurent Bouffandeau and Alain Le Devedec, both from our Pontivy site, will be taking 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.
Featherstone Rovers Foundation, which is supported by LINPAC, has announced that the debut evening of the Rovers Play Touch Rugby League kicked off with a flying start with 70 players turning up on the first night. Play touch Rugby League is a great way to get fit, burn calories and build muscle tone... without having to go the gym, so if your new year’s resolution has gone into touch why not try Play Touch Rugby League with the Rovers?
As a company committed to waste recycling as part of the packaging supply chain it was very encouraging to see the latest statistics out today from industry body EUROPEN. The latest Packaging and Packaging Waste Statistics report from EUROPEN shows that 64 per cent of packaging was recycled by the EU-27 in 2011.
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