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Plastic vs paper: finding the perfect packaging solution

Plastic has featured heavily in the news in recent months, and with consumers calling for change, several UK supermarkets have been forced to take action, with many announcing plans to explore plastic-free packaging alternatives.

However, quality remains a crucial factor if a company is to offer complete packaging protection, and there’s no arguing with plastic’s durability and versatility. 

Below we compare plastic and paper and look at how companies can ‘go green’ 

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Doing Our Bit for the Environment

Automated Packaging Systems is committed to ensuring our products have minimal impact on the environment - and this extends to the way we operate as a business.

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Celebrating 20 years of UK manufacturing

It’s 20 years since Automated Packaging Systems opened its first purpose built non-US manufacturing site here in Malvern, Worcestershire.   We asked Managing Director Peter Wylie why today, fifty years after the first Autobag bagging machine sold in the US, the UK remains central to the company’s growth and success.

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Redefining our view of plastic

Consumers could be forgiven for being confused and even skeptical about the plastics industry and the speed with which it’s embraced the concept of ‘environmentally friendly materials’.  After all, the factors which define a substance’s impact on our planet are far from straight forward.

All plastics have their advantages and disadvantages, in terms of both performance and environmental impact.  The near-universal advantages relate to functionality and weight - vast majority of plastics are superb, long lasting and 

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