Retran® complies with government environmental legislation

Retran® complies with government environmental legislation

In the October 2018 budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced the introduction of a tax on plastic packaging that uses less than 30 percent recycled content. The Retran® product supplied by Bell has a 70 percent recycled content which more than satisfies the planned legislation. This material is used to produce Retran® tubing, PET folding cartons, clampacks and formed inserts.

Retran® is ideally suited to present giftware, confectionery, stationary and DIY products and for direct food applications the Retran® is produced in a BRC accredited facility.

Commenting on this Government initiative, Managing Director Peter Lennie stated: “Bell are delighted with the announcement from the Chancellor in October’s budget. Everyone in the packaging industry is working very hard to provide more environmental solutions and it is vital that we work closely with the high street and public to remove any plastic that does not have a recycled content and cannot be recycled. 

“So much of the plastic packaging we see in the shops at Christmas is imported and often suppliers from China and the Far East cannot provide certification of where, how, or sometimes what, the material is made from. Remember we have been told that 90 percent of the plastic waste in the Oceans comes from Africa and the Far East so let’s do our bit to stop it.

“In simple terms Retran® is manufactured in the UK using Polymer that is made from rubbish – that is used plastic fizzy drinks bottles like lemonade, cola or energy drinks that are collected, cleaned, chipped and
then processed into polymer granules that make the core of the film used to make Retran®.”

Bell are one of Europe’s leading suppliers of Retail promotional and presentation packaging. Exporting to over 20 countries, Bell are based in Luton where they provide a free design and consultancy service.

For samples and information please contact the Bell offices on 01582 459292 or visit their website: www.bellpackaging.com

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