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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.

  • Plastic bottles

    San Francisco is banning single use plastic water bottles on its city property. During the next four years, the ban will phase out the sale and distribution of plastic water bottles holding 21 ounces or less within the city.

    The latest data we can find is that 50 billion single serve bottles of water were used by Americans in 2007 – with a recycling rate of only 23% therefore over 38 billion bottles end up in landfill.  According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, in 2010, the U.S alone also generated 31 million tons of plastic waste.

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    With the sun set to shine, a barbecue is a must. But a summer barbecue can easily turn into a summer disaster if proper precautions aren’t taken to ensure food safety.

    According to the Food Standards Agency, cooks are making their guests ill by charring meat but not cooking it all the way through – in fact, it claims the number of food poisoning cases are up by 27% compared to figures from the last 3 years.

    We’ve compiled a list of dos and don’ts to ensure a barbecue goes without a hiccup.

  • BBQ time

    Flip flops, sunglasses and sun hats across the country will have been dusted off during the first few weeks of April. 

  • EPS Hotpac Catering Tray

    Oxford Council wanted to become the first English Council to ban polystyrene take-away food containers. It claimed the move would cut litter whilst promoting the use of biodegradable packaging and recyclable materials.

    But the so called ban was reversed before it was even enforced.

  • Rfresh Evolve vacuum skin pack trays

    “The increase in sales we have seen since the packs were introduced in store shows our customers agree"

     

  • Reni Miatua Canterbury joins Featherstone Rovers

    Featherstone Rovers are delighted to announce that star signing Reni Maitua has had his Visa approved and will be boarding a flight to the UK on Friday and will be here in time for our Kingstone Press Championship game against Sheffield Eagles on Monday evening (6pm kick off).

  • Abseiling for Charity - LINPAC Packaging

    When the Finance Department at LINPAC Featherstone were looking for an event that would enable them to give back to the community the obvious choice for them was to support the UK Stroke Association by abseiling down the 3rd tallest building in Leeds!

  • LINPAC Team at the Nestle Awards Ceremony

    LINPAC Packaging has been recognised as a company, which takes its environmental credentials seriously, at an awards event last month. We're not talking about the Oscars held in America - but something equally as important in the packaging industry - the Nestle UK Supplier of the Year Awards.

     

  • Unwrap cling film from LINPAC

    Ok, so you know about PVC cling film - the stuff that's used to wrap left over food at home or used by packers/processors to showcase their products in the thermoformed trays in the supermarkets - but do you know what else PVC is used for? In fact, it's more widely used than you probably think.

     

  • Fresher for Longer schools Campaign

    LINPAC Packaging UK are excited to announce their participation in the ‘Fresher for Longer’ Schools programme; a new initiative that has been set up to educate children on the issue of food waste and to facilitate the creation of their own behaviour change campaigns to tackle the issue. 

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