Coca-Cola UK to go colour coded

In 2015, Coca-Cola’s labels will change in the UK as it adopts the Department of Health’s voluntary front-of-pack labelling scheme and its colour coded system. When the scheme was announced last year, Coca-Cola considered signing up at the time but instead decided to continue with the Guideline Daily Amount system that was in use across […]

Top retailers up to speed with aerosol regulations

The British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association have told the annual meeting of its Retail Liaison Group that aerosol regulations and labelling are changing. The BAMA Retail Liaison Group consists of technical representatives from many of the UK’s major retailers, including several of the largest grocery, pharmacy and DIY retail chains. The network keeps retailers up to […]

Plastic “can” aims to topple metal packaging

British-based RPC Containers Corby has launched what it calls a “modern plastic alternative” to the can. Its 380ml Apollo claims to have the look of a can combined with this “easy handling and safety benefits” of plastics, it can also be re-closed. The company says the Apollo is suitable for a variety of food processes […]

Aerofoil achieves recycling targets

The Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) has revealed that more than 5.8 million households are benefiting from better recycling services as a direct result of its Aerofoil programme.

Whisky in a can could be banned in Scotland

A new canned whisky, which is on sale in the Caribbean and South America, has come in for criticism from the Scotch Whisky Association. Panama-based company Scottish Spirits has launched the 33cl aluminium cans, the first time straight whisky has been sold in a can.


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