Gin(ie) in a bottle

A spirits businesses based in Herefordshire, England, has announced a switch from glass to aluminium bottles for its gin products; a move that hopefully inspires more beverage companies to do the same.


Positive steps forward

Details of Ireland’s planned Deposit Return Scheme is welcome news this week, especially for those in the metal packaging sector who have been lobbying for schemes to adopt a variable rate.

Football fever dream?

The 2022 World Cup tournament comes with many controversies, and Qatar’s strict laws and abuses of human rights are now under scrutiny in the global spotlight, as well as Fifa’s carbon neutrality claims.


Stranger times

Having now returned from my extended trip across Thailand and then Bali, the feeling’s a mixed one. Obviously I’ve got the post-holiday blues, but the UK is increasingly a stranger place to be right now.

Return of Asia CanTech proves a huge success

Asia CanTech has just concluded its 2022 edition and from myself and Bell Publishing it’s a massive thank you to all our attendees, speakers, exhibitors, sponsors and of course the events team at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers in Bangkok for a wonderful show.

Asia CanTech awaits

We are now less than one week away from Asia CanTech 2022, and our team is busy making final preparations before the flight out to Bangkok.

Taking the time

Monday 10 October 2022 marked World Mental Health Day, and now more than ever it feels important to focus on time for ourselves, and to check in on others, be that in the workplace or closer to home.

Stellar champagne

Aluminium is now making it possible for astronauts to safely pop open a bottle of champagne in space. You heard that right.

Recycling Refunds Work

Alongside the launch of a new Recycling Refunds Work website in the US, The Aluminium Association has released the results of its public opinion poll, which found a significant 81 per cent of Americans supporting recycling refund programmes.

Taste innovation

The beverages segment is never short on innovation, as Joffer Beverage Company’s new canned Jelly Belly offering proves.

Grey days

A week has gone by since the world learned of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, and there’s still a sombre mood in the UK and many areas worldwide, with the funeral approaching on Monday 19 September.

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