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Solar powered London can manufacturer wins top award

Solar powered London can manufacturer wins top award

November 12, 2014 No Comments »

William Say & P Wilkinson Containers have been awarded the MPMA Best in Metal Award 2014 for the creation of a new, rooftop solar farm. Read More »

Every Can Counts reaches 700,000-strong audience in 2014

Every Can Counts reaches 700,000-strong audience in 2014

November 10, 2014 No Comments »

Every Can Counts says it has pushed its ‘on the go’ recycling message to a huge number of festival-goers and holiday-makers, helped by additional investment from Carlsberg. Read More »

Ardagh Group marks 100 years of metal packaging

Ardagh Group marks 100 years of metal packaging

November 7, 2014 1 Comment »

Ardagh Group has celebrated 100 years of metal packaging at its manufacturing facility in Sutton‐in‐Ashfield. Read More »

MPE calls for more consumer metal recycling

MPE calls for more consumer metal recycling

November 7, 2014 No Comments »

Metal Packaging Europe (MPE) has developed a new recycling mark to engage consumers and highlight their role in the continuous lifecycle of metal. Read More »

Sonoco completes acquisition of Weidenhammer Packaging Group

Sonoco completes acquisition of Weidenhammer Packaging Group

November 4, 2014 No Comments »

US packaging giant Sonoco has completed the acquisition of Weidenhammer Packaging Group (WPG), for €286m (£227m). Read More »

Crown helps cider firm’s one-millionth can promotion

Crown helps cider firm’s one-millionth can promotion

November 3, 2014 No Comments »

The Shepton Mallet Cider Mill has worked with Crown Bevcan Europe & Middle East for its new promotion on its Natch cider cans Read More »

Mirri launches recyclable metallic product

Mirri launches recyclable metallic product

October 31, 2014 No Comments »

Mirri, the supplier of metallic paper and board, has developed MirriEco, a fully recyclable alternative to oil based products. Read More »

Craft beer resurgence gives brewers design test

Craft beer resurgence gives brewers design test

October 24, 2014 No Comments »

New research by The Big Picture has found that craft beer are having a resurgence but also presenting packaging design challenges for brewers Read More »

Improved recycling performance for aluminium closures in Europe

Improved recycling performance for aluminium closures in Europe

October 16, 2014 No Comments »

The average European aluminium closures recycling rate is now 45%, according to the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) Read More »

Crown produces Jean Paul Gaultier luxury metal can

Crown produces Jean Paul Gaultier luxury metal can

October 8, 2014 No Comments »

Crown Aerosols and Speciality Packaging Europe has produced an eyecatching can for Jean Paul Gaultier's new fragrance range Read More »

Rexam refreshes SABMiller’s Birell range

Rexam refreshes SABMiller’s Birell range

October 7, 2014 No Comments »

Rexam has produced a range of new designs for SABMiller’s non-alcoholic beer brand, Birell Read More »

London Design Festival showcases tinned fish-only restaurant

September 26, 2014 No Comments »

A pop-up restaurant that features tinned fish as its only dish has launched in Soho as part of the London Design Festival Read More »

AG Barr faces multi-million pound bill following carton plant closure

AG Barr faces multi-million pound bill following carton plant closure

September 25, 2014 No Comments »

AG Barr is set to pay £1m in redundancy payments following the closure of its drinks carton plant in Wales Read More »

Coca-Cola to sponsor the London Eye

Coca-Cola to sponsor the London Eye

September 16, 2014 No Comments »

Coca-Cola Great Britain and Merlin Entertainments have signed a new sponsorship agreement for the London Eye Read More »

BAMA helps refresh students’ aerosol know-how

BAMA helps refresh students’ aerosol know-how

September 15, 2014 No Comments »

The British Aerosol Manufacturers' Association (BAMA) has helped the Association for Science Education (ASE) revise the aerosol section of the schoolscience website Read More »