Avoid unnecessary plastic in your packaging

5th May 2022 by Kingfisher Press

Avoid unnecessary plastic in your packaging

Helping to avoid Plastic in your Packaging

In April 2022 the UKs Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) came in to force, so now is a great time to think about reducing the plastic in your packaging.

The new PPT tax applies to packaging that is either made or imported into the UK that does not contain at least 30% recycled plastic. The tax provides an incentive to manufacturers and businesses to use recycled plastics and reduce their plastic usage. You can find out more about Plastic Packaging tax here.

Kingfisher Press helping clients reduce plastic use

As an ISO14001 accredited printer, part of our commitment is to share information regularly on the environmental options available to clients. We aim to ensure clients have the information they need to make informed decisions regarding their print and packaging with environmental impact and sustainability in mind.

Our CAD design studio has worked with clients to help reduce their plastic use in their packaging. You can find an example here of how we helped to design a board alternative to the historically used plastic insert trays.

You can read about another of our projects using Delipac, a board with an internal barrier that is plastic free. Great for beauty products, hair products and food products. Read the blog here about KIND2 and Delipac.

Kingfisher and Plastic

Some time ago we moved from plastic business card boxes to board boxes and use recyclable tapes where possible to try to reduce our plastic use. All our waste is disposed of by licenced companies which recycle everything possible.

We use vegetable based inks, aqueous water-based seals and FSC certified papers. As well as being ISO14001 accredited and FSC certified, we are also a Carbon Balanced Printer meaning our business carbon footprint has been assessed and offset with a donation to the World Land Trust. You can find out more here.

If you would like to find out if there is an alternative to your plastic packaging, insert or inlay trays or print in general please give us a call or drop us an email to info@kingfisher-press.com.