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Environmental Packaging

Packaging and PRN Recycling

All UK businesses have an obligation to recover and recycle packaging waste. If you feel that this is a burden, you may like to refer to the recent Valpak Packflow 2025 Study. The data suggests that the cost of this resource management is significantly lower...

Can a Change in Packaging Make a Difference?

When environmental initiatives are introduced, it can be difficult to convince people to embrace the change. When you consider the scale of the problem, you might be left wondering ‘What difference is this going to make?’ There was certainly resistance to the idea when a 5p...

Fresh Thinking in Packaging Design

When it comes to environmental criteria, plastic has a bad reputation. It may have a myriad of practical uses, but there are two primary problems with plastic: It isn’t biodegradable Only 14% of plastic waste is collected and recycled These two factors result in a high...

Edible Packaging

Driven by a passion for sustainable practices, the team at Aylesbury Box Company take interest in innovative packaging solutions. This has led us to research on the potential of mushrooms as an insulating packaging material. As fungi grow, they send out a network of underground fibres...

Make the Switch: to Cardboard

Polystyrene has widely been used in food packaging, but change is occurring. An increasing interest in sustainable solutions has resulted in a shift towards cardboard alternatives. Unlike polystyrene, cardboard packaging can be made from recycled material and recycled again after use. Even if it reaches landfill,...

Box Manufacturer Turns Green

The planet we live on is a precious thing. It offers the ideal conditions for life and has done for millions of years. We often take the resources it offers for granted, but 5th June is World Environment Day; it’s time to celebrate our world...

What’s in the Box?

Cardboard inserts, polystyrene fillers and air pockets are just some of the items used inside a box. The aim is to provide the best possible protection for goods in transit. For years, polystyrene has been the favoured material. With insulating properties, polystyrene is able to provide...

Panda Power: WWF & Sustainability

Sustainability: a word that has edged its way into board room discussions, seminars and training and process management. As with any initiative, a convincing argument is crucial for the concept to catch on. Business owners need more than ‘doing your bit for environmental protection’ to take...

Square Mile Challenge

Coffee cup recycling has been a contentious issue over the last year. Whilst made from cardboard, the plastic finish and plastic lids make recycling less straight forward. In addition, few coffee chains provide designated recycling facilities and many consumers don’t use recycling facilities properly when...

Living in a Box: Cardboard Tents

The summer is drawing near and for many people this means they are a step closer to spending their weekends enjoying live music, entertainment, street food and the festival atmosphere. From the epic scale of Glastonbury to smaller family festivals, or even a celebration with friends...