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Environmental Packaging

Plastic Packaging and the Environmental Plan

Details of the Governments 25 Year Environmental Plan are to be shared in the coming weeks. There’s no doubt that high profile issues surrounding marine pollution and the Paris Climate Agreement Targets have to be tackled. Drastic measures are needed to encourage sustainable production and consumption,...

Take Action: 5 Alternatives to Plastic Packaging

Plastic air pockets, bubble wrap and air cushions have been used in packaging since the late 1950’s. These fillers have certainly helped to provide a protective layer when sending items in the post. They’ve helped billions of products to withstand the effects of vibration and shock...

Expansion of UK Sustainable Forests

Although Aylesbury Box Company can make corrugated cardboard from 100% recycled materials, our standard boxes are made with 76% recycled materials. The combination of recycled and new fibres adds strength to our boxes and is essential for some product packaging, including food items. Sustainable Forests Cardboard recycling...

Kids Tackle Packaging Waste

How do you encourage young people to bin their litter? The Government is considering the introduction of a ‘reward and return’ scheme. A financial incentive could certainly help to increase plastic bottle recycling, but is it enough? When it comes to young people, peer influence...

Get Plastic Clever

Back in April, we wrote about Water To Go, one of our amazing customers who are committed to providing access to clean, safe to drink water in reusable water bottles. Their unique bottles include a filter that instantly makes river, pond or any non-salt water...

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,...