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World’s most environmentally-efficient packaging unveiled

The world’s most envinronmentally-efficient packaging material has been unveiled. Polyair, which is made from sugar cane, is 100 per cent recyclable and even produces oxygen via the process of photosynthesis. The product was created by Polythene UK, which claims that 2.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide will be removed from the atmosphere for every tonne of… Read more

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Expert emphasises that cosmetics have ‘best before’ dates

In the world of cosmetics, age matters, according to a skin specialist speaking via While consumers are quick to dispense with perishable items once they have surpassed their ‘eat-by’ dates, it’s another thing entirely with cosmetics. Many users will be unaware that their favourite skin products or make-up also have a defined shelf life. Dr… Read more

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EC reassures direct marketing industry over data privacy issue

The European Commission (EC) has reassured businesses involved in direct marketing over proposals relating to data protection, reports A spokeswoman from the European body claims that fears are unfounded over how impending reforms would affect firms’ ability to contact certain people by mail. She stressed that explicit consent would not always be required –… Read more

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‘UK is returning to mail’ according to specialist

Direct Mail specialist, Baker Goodchild, believes that the British public is ‘returning to mail’, having achieved some great results over the past year. Recording bumper sales, the Birmingham-based mail company saw revenues grow by 45 per cent, while this year’s growth is already standing at 30 per cent, despite the recession. It’s an impressive situation and one which managing… Read more

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Welsh government discussing methods of reducing packaging waste

A range of new measures are being considered to help reduce packaging waste in Wales. The Welsh government has published a consultation outlining possible methods of ensuring that retailers use less packaging in the future. According to, it labelled plastic, paper and card packaging in the food industry as a priority for waste reduction…. Read more

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Manufacturers keen to invest in new machinery, says poll

More than 70 per cent of food packaging manufacturers will invest in new machinery this year, according to a new survey. In a poll administered by the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI), manufacturers were largely enthusiastic about the year ahead. More than half of the European manufacturers questioned said they expected an improvement in volumes this… Read more

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Bakers’ and Butchers’ Spring Fair a success

The inaugural Bakers’ & Butchers’ Spring Fair has been hailed a success after hundreds of visitors were welcomed to the event last Sunday (7th April). The Spring Fair, which took place at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern, Worcestershire, saw the bakers’ and butchers’ events combined into a single show for the first time. In light of the… Read more

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