Packaging resources

Listed below are all packaging resources currently available, in alphabetical order.
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'Compostable' Packaging and Plastic items

A packaging item compliant with the 'compostability' criteria set in BS EN 13432 is 'compostable'. Similarly, a plastic item compliant with the 'compostability' criteria set in BS EN 14995 is 'compostable'.
Published by Association for Organics Recycling (AFOR)

2013 Paper Recycling Monitoring report


Published by Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI)

2015 APEAL Life-cycle assessment on tinplate

APEAL regularly carries out a comprehensive life cycle assessment (LCA) for tinplate production to create a comprehensive environmental profile for steel packaging.
Published by Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (APEAL)

2015 ICFPA Sustainability Progress Report

The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) and its members are committed to sustainable development to ensure that environmental, social and economic benefits are available to current and future generations. Reflecting this commitment, the ICFPA has published its fifth biennial Sustainability Progress Report.
Published by ICFPA

A Global Language for Packaging and Sustainability

A framework and a measurement system for the packaging industry
Published by The Consumer Goods Forum

A Guide to Packaging Eco Design

Comprehensive website & relevant links
Published by Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP)

AEROBAL - international organisation representing manufacturers of aluminium aerosol cans

AEROBAL is the international organisation representing manufacturers of aluminium aerosol cans.
Published by International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers (Aerobal)

Aerosol Dispenser Directive


Published by EU-OHSA

Aerosol suppliers list

Directory only available to BAMA members
Published by British Aerosol Manufacturers' Association (BAMA)

Agency audit preparation: Packaging

The Environment Agency (EA), Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) aim to audit each obligated company once every three years. This should help you to prepare.
Published by Valpak

Alcoholic strength by volume '% vol' (until 2014)

Commission Directive 87/250/EEC states that the labelling of beverages containing more than 1.2 % by volume of alcohol must indicate the actual alcoholic strength by volume.
Published by EU

Alufoil Trophy


Published by European Aluminium Foil Association (ALUFOIL)

Aluminium Aerosol Can Suppliers

Names and addresses of aerosol can manufacturers
Published by International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers (Aerobal)

Aluminium foil: Characteristics and properties

Can you microvave aluminium foil? Discover this and other properties
Published by European Aluminium Foil Association (ALUFOIL)

Aluminium household foil as a sustainable sandwich wrap option

A study undertaken by IFEU (The Institute for Energy and Environmental Research) to measure the relative environmental performance of two different sandwich packs: aluminium household foil and a rigid plastic lunchbox, found that aluminium foil performs very favourably in terms of environmental impact and should be considered a sustainable and convenient alternative product for packed lunches.
Published by Alufoil

Aluminium in contact with food


Published by European Aluminium

Aluminium Packaging - factsheet

Processes and applications.
Published by The Aluminium Federation (ALFED)

Aluminium packaging recycling in the UK

Aluminium recycling
Published by Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro)

An analyisis of lifecycle assesment in packaging for food and beverage applications

The report, produced under the Life Cycle Initiative - a joint organisation of UNEP and the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) - summarizes the results of a project designed to consolidate outcomes of existing research on the environmental performance of packaging, namely LCA studies, in order to demonstrate the value of applying LCAs to evaluate environmental impacts for food and beverage packaging.
Published by United Nations Environment Programme

An anlysis of life cycle assessment in packaging for food and beverage applications

Extensive LCA research has been done on food and beverage packaging, and the knowledge base continues to grow. This report sought to capture this knowledge to help focus and direct food and beverage packaging-related conversations and the design of future LCA studies on packaging systems.
Published by UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative

An overview of EU rules on wood packaging material


Published by European Commission (EC)

Aromatized drinks

Council Regulation (EEC) No 1601/91 concerns the definition, description, labelling and presentation of aromatized drinks.
Published by EU

Australian Freight Labelling Guideline

Link to register for access to Australian Freight labelling guideline
Published by GS1Australia

Barcoding - getting it right

Recommendations for best practice by GS1 UK
Published by GS1 UK