Joshua Smith

  1. What's new in the world of packaging?

    This blog looks at the Government’s war on plastic with bold new moves to tackle single use packaging.

    Environment Secretary Michael Gove announced the bottle and can deposit return scheme moves earlier in the year.

    He said: “We can be in no doubt that plastic is wreaking havoc on our marine environment.

    “It is absolutely vital we act now to tackle this threat and curb the millions of plastic bottles a day that go unrecycled. We have already banned harmful microbeads and cut plastic bag use, and now we want to take action on plastic bottles to help clean up our oceans.”

    What are the details of the plan?

    The scheme will cover all drinks containers in England

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  2. Compostable vs recyclable vs degradable; which packaging do I need?

    The complexities of how packaging works, and what's truly the top sustainable option can be confusing. Here's Doran's quick explainer on the intricacies.

    Firstly, it's crucial to define what it is these terms actually refer to.


    In the UK, there are several different certifications, all of which all claim to set the best standard for 'compostable'. The most widely recognised is BS EN 13432's criteria, which among other elements sets times for how quickly packaging breaks down, and sets criteria for safe levels of chemicals in the end compost.

    In addition, there is a home compostable standard, OK Compost, which sets safe levels for composting

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  3. Christmas 2016

    So, it’s almost Christmas time, the busiest time of year for shops, retailers and online stores. As customers flock through your doors, have you thought about gift packaging options for their purchases?  

    Here at Doran Packaging UK we provide various packaging products which are considered to be eco-friendly and sustainable alternatives, plus a few other goodies…

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  4. Waste and wellbeing

    Doran Packaging shows support for the 2016 waste and wellbeing campaign

    This September the team at Doran Packaging will be showing its support for the numerous waste and wellbeing campaigns to tackle the war on waste and educate the general public on waste disposal and the unusual materials that can be easily recycled.

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  5. Sustainable packaging

    Sustainable packaging: Doran answers your questions

    Trying to make green choices can be confusing, so Mark Baker, our MD answers customers’ frequently asked questions on sustainable packaging.

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  6. Our eccomerce website has had a complete makeover.


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