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Macfarlane Packaging has announced that it has replaced its existing blown hand-applied stretch wrap with a film containing a minimum of 30% recycled material.

About Macfarlane Packaging Company:

Packaging has an essential role in product protection, but we must design and use it properly. The suitable packaging can significantly reduce waste throughout supply chains.

Macfarlane Packaging is the largest distributor of protective packaging products and services in the UK, serving over 20,000 businesses nationwide.

With over 70 years of experience and national reach, they are well-positioned to offer expertise wherever you are based on protecting your products, your brand and your business.

Macfarlane Packaging is committed to meeting our customers’ expectations through the manufacture and distribution of products fit for purpose and providing an efficient service using our own IT system and transport fleet.

About replaced existing stretch wrap with a film containing recycled material

Quoted from Packaging Europe:

The inclusion of recycled content reduces the amount of virgin material used in the manufacturing process, and the change will apply to Macfarlane’s stock lines of heavy, super heavy, and extra blown severe films.

According to the company, this puts its stretch wrap in line with the proposed UK plastic tax, scheduled to begin in April 2022. The legislation aims to invigorate the UK recycling industry by stipulating that plastic packaging must contain a minimum of 30% recycled content – products that don’t will be subject to taxation of £200 per tonne.

In July 2020, Macfarlane Packaging also announced that its stock of small, medium and large bubble wrap lines was replaced with Sealed Air AirCap bubble wrap, which contains a minimum of 50% recycled material. The company says that this change has already removed over 100 tonnes of virgin plastic material from its supply chain.

Laurel Granville, marketing manager, said: “We are committed to helping our customers reduce their impact on the environment. With this in mind, we are constantly reviewing our products and services to minimize material waste and improve recyclability.

Adding a 30% recycled content stretch film to our portfolio further widens our sustainable product range. We estimate that this change will remove a further 250 tonnes of virgin material from the supply chain. Customers now have a wider choice of packaging solutions to ensure compliance to the UK plastic tax in 2022.”

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