A Nottingham packaging manufacturer has invested £300,000 in a new tray-forming machine as part of its campaign to help drive the industry from single-use plastic to recyclable cardboard.
The Colwick-based Wilkins Group, which makes packaging for many of the leading supermarkets, bought the new machine after it was tasked with supplying additional cardboard versions of plastic packs commonly seen in-store.
Justin Wilkins, sales and marketing director at the family-run business, said: “We’ve been making cardboard alternatives for years now but investing in the new machine will enable us to generate more forms of cardboard packaging, and to do so at a faster rate.
“With the arrival of the new machine, we’re putting ourselves in an
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