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Christmas Takeaway Packaging for Festive Feasts

Christmas is a time for togetherness. Bring everyone around the table with our festive and eco-friendly packaging solutions. The festive season is upon us, and the hospitality sector is set to generate £3.5 billion in a sharp post-COVID rebound. High streets will no doubt be brimming with shoppers in the lead up to Black Friday, …

A Mini Guide to Buying Wholesale Food Packaging

We make buying wholesale food packaging simple. Find the packaging you need for your food and beverages with Takeaway Packaging. Purchasing the right wholesale food packaging can be a tricky affair. With so much choice, it’s hard to know which is the best packaging to use for hot and cold menu items. There is an …

The Eco-Friendly Breakfast Takeaway Packaging You Should Be Using

The right breakfast takeaway packaging will get your customers’ morning off to a great start, no matter what food and drinks they order. It might be the most important meal of the day, but many people skip breakfast in favour of an early start (or a well-deserved lie-in). This presents your business with a unique …

Natasha’s Law: The New Rules for Food Packaging

Pre-packaged food will require additional information about its ingredients to keep people safe. Ensure your business is compliant with the latest food packaging regulations with Takeaway Packaging. As of October 2021, all pre-packed for direct sale (PPDS) food is required to clearly display key information about the food and its ingredients under “Natasha’s Law”. The …

3 Easy Ways to Celebrate Recycle Week in 2021

Celebrate the nation’s annual recycling event with Takeaway Packaging. Do something different for Recycle Week (20th – 26th September 2021). Recycling gets a bad wrap. Not enough products and materials are recycled, making the purpose of recyclable packaging a little redundant. Tonnes of waste is sent straight to landfill when it could’ve been recycled or …

Trash Talk: What Does Zero Waste Mean?

Find out what zero waste really means with Takeaway Packaging. Make a positive change for Zero Waste Week this year (6th – 10th September 2021). Our current economy is incredibly wasteful. Millions of tonnes of food, packaging and other waste are sent directly to landfills every year, creating innumerable environmental issues and squandering the world’s …

How to Make Your Home Baking Business Rise (with Branded Packaging)

Branded packaging can help you transform your casual baking hobby into a full-time career. Home baking businesses have been on the rise. At the beginning of the first national lockdown in 2020, people turned to their kitchens when other activities were no longer feasible, resulting in an explosion of baking-from-home businesses. Many people have since …

What Are Microplastics and Why Are They Harmful?

Microplastics are harmful to the environment and hazardous to health. Find out how to avoid them with Takeaway Packaging. Plastic causes a lot of problems. It’s a major pollutant of the world’s oceans, it doesn’t degrade for hundreds of years and it’s pretty much everywhere you look. One of the key dangers of plastics is …

3 Awesome Ways to Celebrate Plastic Bag Free Day

Discover some easy and effective ways to promote your business on Plastic Bag Free Day with Takeaway Packaging. On July 3rd this year, the world will be celebrating Plastic Bag Free Day. While plastic bags have been used extensively across the globe to help people carry home their shopping — as well as occupying kitchen …

Combatting Littering with Customised Packaging

Littering is a load of rubbish. Here’s how you can kick it to the curb with the help of customised packaging. It looks like things are getting back to normal, but if there’s one thing we don’t want to return to, it’s littering. 75% of people globally have admitted to littering in the last five …

3 Easy Ways to Make Your Takeaway Business More Eco-Friendly in 2021

There’s been a huge surge in demand for takeaways over the past year, so what can your business do to mitigate the environmental effects of increased business? The COVID-19 pandemic has forced businesses within the food and drinks industry to think differently and embracing takeaways has proven a successful means of sustaining business. Now that …

Phthalates: The Most Dangerous Problem with Plastic Food Packaging

Everybody knows that plastic packaging is bad for the environment, but did you also know it is bad for your health? Businesses have been given greater reason to ditch plastics as more research comes to light regarding the toxicity of plastic packaging. The most recent studies have indicated that the chemicals found in plastics directly …

The Best Environmental Packaging Strategies for Food and Drinks Products

Rethinking the way your business approaches takeaway packaging can greatly benefit the environment. Easter eggs are big business. With around 80 million Easter eggs sold every year, that’s a lot of chocolate and a lot of packaging too. But retailers have been able to dramatically reduce their environmental impact in one of the simplest ways …

Eco-friendly Takeaway Packaging For Summer

Whether it’s a freshly made smoothie in the park or a coffee on the high street, food and drinks vendors will need the right eco-friendly takeaway packaging this summer. Summer is right around the corner, and with more freedom to hit the park for a picnic or to head into town for a refreshing beverage …

How to Reduce Food Waste Without Plastic

Food waste is an issue of epic proportions. What can businesses and consumers do to make their food go further and reduce food and packaging waste? Nine hundred million tonnes of food is wasted globally every year. The majority of the waste is created by households, with the restaurant and retail sectors following close behind. …

The Facts: Fast-Food Packaging Waste Statistics

Fast-food packaging waste is a global problem, but how bad is the current situation? Whether you live in a city centre or further afield, you’ve no doubt come across your fair share of litter. Last year, littering was on the rise as lockdowns eased and people started to venture out. The break from isolation was …

How to safely dispose of non-recyclable plastic

  Non-recyclable plastic creates a huge environmental problem that needs to be addressed by businesses and consumers alike. We’ve all seen harrowing images of wildlife and oceans affected by plastic waste. We’ve also seen the pledges by big-name brands to reduce their plastic packaging production and usage. While it’s been reported that multinational companies aren’t …

Wrapped Up: Why Do We Need Food Packaging?

From takeaway vendors to supermarket stalls, food and drinks products often come pre-packaged for our convenience. It’s not uncommon to encounter environmentally harmful packaging that clings to all kinds of fruit, vegetables, sandwiches, snacks and salads. The “lunch on the go” economy alone accounts for 11 billion items of packaging waste a year, most of …

How to Make Food Packaging Boxes That Delight

Food packaging doesn’t have to be bland and tasteless, why not spice-up your takeaway packaging to give your business’s branding a flavoursome lift. The better a dish looks, the tastier we think it is — that’s just the miracle of the human mind. When we’re presented with something aesthetically pleasing, our brains assume that anything …

How Does Plastic Packaging Affect the Environment?

Plastic packaging has been in circulation for decades, but the environmental effects of wide-spread plastic usage are starting to take their toll on the planet.  There’s no denying that plastic packaging has proven useful to many businesses and consumers alike, but it comes with an unignorable environmental cost, as well as many other disadvantages that …

How Is Food Packaged in Space?

Astronauts are some of the bravest, fittest and most intelligent people on Earth. But what do they eat and how is their food packaged in space? While children will have been looking up to the sky to try and spot Father Christmas this December, you might’ve been lucky enough to spot the International Space Station …

The Best Packaging Material for Your Products

With so many packaging options for all kinds of food and drinks products, it can be hard to decide on the safest, most cost-effective takeaway packaging for your business. Home-delivered food has a huge climate cost, with single-use plastic packaging being the main culprit. This can leave your business in a tricky situation, especially if …

Opening up: What Plastic Is Used for Food Packaging?

Plastic has been used for food packaging for decades, but is plastic packaging the best option for packaging our produce? Find out with Takeaway Packaging. Since the introduction of the plastic packaging tax — affecting all packaging that doesn’t contain at least 30% recycled plastic — businesses are having to rethink their packaging strategies to …

How to Be an Eco-Friendly Company

Becoming more environmentally friendly can be a tricky business. Takeaway Packaging guides you through some easy ways to be a more eco-friendly company. With plastic pollution on the rise, consumers are becoming more environmentally conscious. Businesses are following suit in a bid to retain their customers and prove to the world that they’re protecting the …

Peeling Back the Plastic That’s Recycled

Plastic is used to package pretty much everything. But how much plastic packaging is recycled? Takeaway Packaging looks at how much plastic packaging is reclaimed. While plastic has unique properties that make it ideal for packaging everyday products, a large percentage of what we use ends up in landfills, pollutes our oceans and spoils the …

Christmas Cups – Available for pre-order

Our Christmas cups are now available to pre-order and will be despatched on 20th November. Printed like a knitted Christmas jumper, these retro coffee cups are a popular choice every year.  You can order these biodegradable coffee cups in 3 sizes from 8oz-16oz and they come in either red, blue or green (depending on size). …

POSITIVE PACKAGING – New branding & website now live

We thought now is the time freshen up our corporate identity to align with our growth and change over the last 20 years. Today Takeaway Packaging is a leading supplier of takeaway packaging products that are functional, sturdy and versatile. When you buy from us, you can be sure of the highest quality product without …

Which Packaging Materials Are Eco-Friendly?

There are plenty of different eco-friendly packaging materials to choose from, whether you’re buying in bulk for your business or trying to be a more conscious consumer. With so many options, it’s good to know what makes packaging materials eco-friendly and which ones are best for you. As experts in the use of sustainable, biodegradable …

Has the UK Plastic Bag Charge Worked?

As of October 5th 2015, the five pence fee for plastic carrier bags came into effect in England, requiring all supermarkets and large stores to charge a minimum of 5p for every plastic carrier bag they give out.  The primary aim was to reduce the use of plastic carrier bags — and the many problems …

Can You Recycle Food Packaging, Containers and Trays?

Whether you’re grabbing a snack from a street stall or browsing the supermarket aisles for a convenience meal, it can be confusing to know which parts of a meal’s packaging can be recycled and which can’t.  In this blog, answer the question “can you recycle food packaging?” and teach you how to decipher between sustainable, smart …

Can You Recycle or Reuse Plastic Takeaway Containers?

Wondering what to do with all those leftover plastic containers from your Saturday night takeaway? We’ll tell you whether you can reuse and recycle such containers, as well as what’s a better alternative for totally guilt-free takeaways.

How to Reduce Your Firm’s Food Packaging Waste?

Read on to find eight different ways you can reduce food packaging, without reducing any of the fun that comes from a mid-shift snack.

Everything You Need to Know about Bubble Tea in the UK

Bubble tea has become increasingly popular in the UK over the last few years with dedicated bubble tea stores cropping up all over Britain. Most of these stores are in the capital, such as Biju Bubble Tea.

Takeaway Packaging Achieves BRC ‘AA’ Accreditation

We are very pleased to announce that we have achieved level AA accreditation with BRC. All our customers can be assured that the high standards we operate in our organisation, will reflect in the levels of service that we offer.

Is Silicone an Eco-Friendly Material?

Is silicone eco-friendly? It’s the question on everyone’s lips as this convenient material features in adhesives, electronics and personal care products.


Following the growth of the fast food industry over the last three years, it’s expected to be worth a whopping £9.8bn by 2021.  With over 26 thousand independent fast food outlets already operating throughout the UK, research firm MCA Insight confirm fast food dominates service led restaurants and they predict the foodservice delivery market will …

Are you ready for the plastic straw ban in April 2020?

From April 2020 the government are rolling out a scheme to ban plastic straws, drinks stirrers and plastic stem cotton buds in England, so if you haven’t already ditched plastic straws in favour of a more eco-friendly alternative, then now is the time to do it. How Much Pollution Do Plastic Straws, Drink Stirrers and …

Why Is Nitrogen Gas (Worryingly) Used in Food Packaging?

Dried packaged foods such as crisps and nuts are often filled with excess nitrogen to extend the shelf life of these products.  Nitrogen — a colourless, odourless gas — is used to make things like explosives and fertilisers. These items aren’t exactly staples on our shopping list, making it puzzling to think the same gas …

How Much Plastic Packaging Is Made Each Year? These Stats Will Scare You

According to National Geographic, 18 billion pounds of plastics spill into our oceans every year from coastal areas worldwide.  Think about the amount of plastic you consume as an individual. Now think about that amount multiplied by every person in your city, district and country — not to mention the global plastic consumption of the …

Does Plastic Biodegrade? The Surprisingly Simple Science behind Bioplastics

The Plastic Crisis  We won’t harp on about the planet’s plastic crisis for too long. We’ve covered this topic before in-depth. Plenty of environmental experts, with a much more comprehensive overview, have also had their say.   Annie Leonard’s, Our Plastic Pollution Crisis is Too Big For Recycling to Fix is just one view.  We …

What Do Companies Mean When They Say Something Is Biodegradable and Compostable?

Consumers are becoming more aware of why they should be making environmental choices. The issue is — they’re just not quite sure of how to make those choices. Often, customers will blindly make the wrong choice while trying to do the right thing. Buying a cotton tote, for example, is easily the worst replacement for …

The Recycling Sign on Packaging, Explained

Younger generations are less likely to recycle than their elders. Why? The majority — 30% of 2,000 people surveyed across Britain — don’t know how to recycle, which puts them off even attempting.  Knowledge is power. That’s why we’ve explained all you need to know to begin recycling responsibly (in less than 1,000 words).  What …

Can You Recycle Raw Meat Packaging in the UK?

Unwrapping a festive Christmas turkey. Treating your dog to a Birthday steak. Polishing off a rewarding Sunday roast. There’s plenty of times when we’re left with raw meat packaging waste, raising the question of how to safely dispose of the containers, trays and plastic wrap involved.  Food packaging is confusing (and often an environmental nightmare). …

What is the UK doing to prevent plastic waste?

Together as a country we will have to make changes to our everyday life in order to cut down the amount of plastic waste. The government has launched consultations to overhaul the waste system, cut plastic pollution, and move towards a more circular economy: Packaging producers set to pay the full cost of dealing with …

The importance of Eco-Friendly Packaging

We all know the meaning of eco-friendly packaging, but the importance is a little vague, so let us clear it up for you. There are many reasons as to why eco-friendly products are the way forward. With pollution and sustainability being the main issues, we need to take a stand. Environmental Problems: This is one …

Takeaway Packaging Stock Cups & Bowls

Head over to our Online Shop and take a look at our new Eco Tubs and Ripple Cups, both of which are fully biodegradable and compostable. There are bio and recycled lids available for these new products. Eco Tubs: Our range of Eco Tub range are perfect for food vendors as they are suitable for …

All you need to know about eco-friendly packaging

You may have noticed that plastic packaging has been in the news recently and some products have even been banned. Many retailers like Co-op and Tesco have publicly spoken about their efforts to reduce plastic in their packaging. These are not the only retailers that want to make changes, we have seen a huge increase …

How would the Takeaway Expo benefit my business?

It is that time of year again… the show is not far away! Last year was such a success and we were able to help lots of businesses find an eco-friendly alternative. We are very excited to meet all of you and be sure to pop by our stand E280 to help fight against single-use …

How Does Biodegradable Plastic Help the Environment? The Life-Changing Science of Bioplastics

If you’ve been eyeing up our deli bowls and clear coffee cups, you’ll already know that we use PLA bioplastics to give our transparent products a strikingly similar finish to oil-based plastics.   Why We Use Bioplastics As a sustainable packaging provider, we were intent on finding a material that could measure up to the power …

The A-Z of Reducing Waste (26 Ways to Win at Being Waste-Free)

How can I reduce waste? By reciting the alphabet of course! Follow our A-Z of waste reduction for twenty-six ways to live waste-free.  Have you been nagged at by a friend to be more environmentally conscious? Are you sick of seeing negative news reports about how there’s no plan-et B? Either way, it’s easy to …

New Products – Why not take a look?

Head over to our online shop and check out the new products. There are Noodle Boxes, Snack Boxes, Coloured Napkins and even more has been added to the Bagasse Range! Noodle Boxes: These new Kraft Noodle Boxes are available in 3 sizes – 16oz, 26oz and 32oz and they are fully biodegradable! FEATURES Suitable for …

7 Advantages of Biodegradable Plastics and Packaging Products

We all know that the word “biodegradable” roughly translates to “somewhat better for the environment.” But what are the advantages of biodegradable plastics? And how exactly do biodegradable products benefit the world around you?  We use biodegradable plastics in our packaging products to replicate all of the handy (yet harmful) characteristics of plastic. For example, …

How to Reduce My Carbon Footprint at Home (in Less Than Seven Days)

There’s an overwhelming amount of environmental content available online, especially regarding one’s home. From self-sufficient tiny houses to completely minimalist abodes, these ideal home-types can make it seem near-impossible to reduce your carbon footprint in your current set-up.  If you’re an aspiring environmentalist who lives in a typical two-bed terraced house or an average bungalow …

Cobbs Farm Shop and Kitchen – a Place for the Whole Family

For those that have never heard of Cobbs Farm it was establish in 2007 and founded out of a passion for supplying quality food with provenance to our customers. They’ve grown a small group which now include seven farm shops featuring cafés and other delightfully foodie additions such as traditional butchery counters, fishmongers, delicatessen counters, …

Is Polystyrene Recyclable? We’ve Got the Definitive Answer

Most materials have straightforward waste credentials. For example, things made of out of paper are almost certainly going to be recyclable, compostable and biodegradable. Things made out of single-use plastic, however, are a little more sinister when it comes to disposing of them. Polystyrene – that foamy material used to create fast-food containers and, when …

All My Friends Are Telling Me To, So Why Should I Switch To Eco Friendly?

Being eco-friendly might seem like the trending thing to do right now with one in three consumers preferring environmentally friendly options. But going green isn’t just a fashion fad that will someday be deemed uncool. Unlike elaborate hair perms and MC Hammer pants, being eco-friendly is a long-term statement. It’s a commitment to contribute to …

Ferrari’s 70th Anniversary Printed Cartons

We thought we would go back a couple years and take a look at a burger and chip box that we create for a London advertising agency. They asked us to produce a couple of promotional cartons for Ferrari’s 70th Anniversary celebrations.  Ferrari were looking for a chip carton to hold some polenta chips and …

Gelato Anyone? Scally’s do the best Ice Cream around!

Have you ever heard of a supermarket in Ireland called Scally’s? They are discount supermarket chain specialising in own-brand groceries and Irish produce – Real Food, Real People! What is it that you have produced? We have been working with this company for around a year now, we have been working with them to create …

All You Need to Know About Cannes Lions Award Show?

This event has been called the most creative week of the year! If you are not at Cannes Lions this year, you’ll be playing catch up for the next 12 months. From the 17th – 21st June 2019 this is all anyone will be talking about. It is your annual chance to get the insight …

Here’s Why Britain Is Banning Plastic Straws in 2020 (and Other Plastic Items)

We love sharing positive environmental changes — big or little — but today, we’ve got some major goss to spread for all the right reasons. The UK government has announced that plastic straws, plastic-stemmed cotton buds and plastic drinks stirrers will be banned in April 2020 in an effort to reduce plastic waste.  Keep reading …

How Can I Reduce Business Waste?

15 Realistic Ways to Wipe out Waste from Your Business It’s common to find advice online about reducing waste in a personal sense, such as in pieces like Huffington Post’s 9 Simple Ways to Reduce Waste In Your Home. This is all well and good for decreasing your personal footprint, but how can you enforce …

Biodegradable and Nonbiodegradable Differences (with Examples)

Biodegradable is an environmental buzzword that we’ve all come to know and love — but very few of us actually understand what it means. We harp on about how our products are recyclable, compostable and biodegradable all over our online shop. But what’s the use of buying something biodegradable, if you don’t understand the benefits? …

Alternative Packaging Materials You Didn’t Know Existed

Despite our frequent use of harmful oil-based plastics to ship and receive goods, there are plenty of alternatives on the market. As an environmentally friendly packaging provider, we see it as our responsibility to spread the word about compostable packaging materials, recyclable packaging and how easily they can be sourced when you know where to …

Is All Plastic Bad? The Surprising Truth about Biodegradable Plastic

This isn’t the first time on our blog that we’ve questioned the impact of plastic. We’ve discussed in length the good and bad points of plastic, giving this notorious packaging type a fair trial. We’ve even shed some light about the war on plastic packaging and featured on eco news websites. So, is all plastic …

Who would have thought an Energy Company would need Ice Cream Tubs?

Working as a packaging company we work with so many different customer’s, but we never thought an energy company would need Ice Cream Tubs! Did you? We were shocked at first but at the end of the day we are here to help anyone looking for branded packaging, so if you are looking for some, …

Bagasse Containers – An alternative to Kraft Tableware!

This is an innovative range made from bagasse (sugarcane pulp), a material that is widely available and a renewable resource. All pulp based products are both biodegradable, compostable and produced in a manner that drastically reduces your carbon footprint. All lids that fit on these containers are fully recyclable as well. What will I find …

Start Living a Plastic Free Life!

Do you want to reduce the amount of plastic that you use in your everyday life, but you do not know how? We are going to talk about simple ways to swap plastic out of your shopping. If we all think about the amount we use and try to reduce it, we will slowly start …

Royal Collection Trust Ice Cream Tubs

We have been working alongside the Royal Trust Collection to create A unique PLA ice cream tub to be given out in their wonderful ice cream trucks. This has been an ongoing project, we are so pleased with the outcome and wanted to share it with all of you. What are the tubs made of? …

The Need to know of Biodegradable Packaging!

Biodegradable packaging is the future! All Biodegradable products can be decomposed by microbes and other natural biological processes. Exposure to moisture, air and the earths elements enhance the breakdown process. Biodegradable products include those that consist of food waste, paper, wood and fabric. Below you will find information on all the different types of material …

Check out our new Category on our Online Shop – Paper Bags & Carry Cases

Here at Takeaway Packaging we are always updating and making changes to our website. We want your journey to be as easy as possible, so head over to the shop and check out our newly added page and see what we have to offer. What will I find on this new page? On this page …

Noodle Boxes- A New Addition to our Online Shop!

We have recently added Noodle Boxes to our Hot Food Container section why not take a look. It is something that we are really excited to show to customers, they are easy to brand and come in three different sizes. The sizes that we offer are the 16oz, 26oz and 36oz and they come in …

The Good and Bad Points of Plastic: When Should You Use Plastic Packaging?

Is plastic becoming redundant due to its negative impact on the environment? Find out as we discuss the good and bad points of plastic. As an environmental packaging provider, it might seem strange for us to enter into the “is plastic good or bad” debate. We promote our range of environmental packaging products wherever possible. …

Custom Branding – Promote your brand on our Takeaway Packaging

Takeaway Packaging produce bespoke food packaging and supplies, all tailored to your requirements and designs. We provide a fully comprehensive service and offer support to our clients from initial concepts all the way through to delivery. Our expertise allows us to work closely with you to create visually appealing products for your business.

Check out our new Napkin Page – As what Takeaway doesn’t need a good little Napkin?

Here at Takeaway Packaging we are always updating and making changes to our website to make your journey easier. So head over and check out our newly added Napkin Page and see the many different types that we have to offer. What will I find on this new page? On this page there is six …

How Do Designer Food Packaging and Caring for the Environment Mix?

If something is a designer item, it has to be overboard and all about the image — and it absolutely cannot be considerate towards the environment, right? Wrong. Despite some high-end brands giving the luxury market a bad ethical reputation, designer packaging can cater to the conscious consumer in any sector — including food packaging. …

Christmas Opening Hours

It is now the countdown to Christmas after this week we are officially out for the Christmas Holidays! We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a splendid New Year please find our opening dates below:

Here’s Why We Should Not Use Plastic Bags Anymore

Plastic bags cause havoc on the environment, but they’re not the only culprit. All single-use plastics pose a threat; here’s why we shouldn’t be using them and what alternatives are available.

Have you seen our new Cup Accessories Page?

Here at Takeaway Packaging we are always making changes to better our website and make it and easier journey for our customers to find what they want. Recently we have added Noodle Boxes to Hot Food Containers and added a new Cup Accessories section.

Biodegradable Paper Straws

Our new Paper Straws come in two different colours, we have the plain green and the white and green striped one. They are sold in boxes of either 1,000 or 10,000. They are perfect for cold drinks and they are all 5mm diameter and 190mm in length. Shop Online Paper Straws 5mm Diameter FEATURES Commercially …

Compostable Ice Cream Tubs

Our Ice Cream Tubs are perfect for hot or cold foods. However, they are mainly used for ice cream or sorbet, hence the name. It has a lovely melt design already printed on them so if you do not wish to have your own branded tubs, but you are worried about them looking a little …

What are supermarkets doing to fight plastic?

The Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to ban all avoidable plastic waste in the UK by 2042. About 6.3bn tonnes of plastic waste had been generated globally by 2015, with almost 80% of it going to landfills or natural environment. It must stop, and supermarkets are trying everything they can to help.

Kraft Paper Eco Bowls

Our Eco bowls are perfect for hot or cold foods. However, they are mainly used for hot foods like soup, pasta and even rice dishes. So, you can enjoy your food on the go without having to worry about damaging the earth with plastic, or using a paper bowl that isn’t strong enough.

Happy Halloween!

Halloween is only around the corner have you got everything ready for it? Are you getting into the Halloween mood? If not, here are a few things that you can do to get you right in the mood and ready for all the trick or treaters tomorrow!

Cookies… who doesn’t love them!

Christmas is a time for giving to others, spending time with family and eating sweet treats. Now everyone knows that cookies are a Christmas tradition. So here are the top cookie recipes for 2018!

50 years on from Tommie Smith icon protest; can we do more in our own lives to implement change?

“No matter who you are, you can do better”, Tommie smith explains whilst doing an interview with Radio 5 live for black history month. 50 years on from one of sport more icon moments, can we take courage from this and force change on the day to day of our lives.

Top 4 coffees To Try This Winter!

There is nothing better than a nice warm drink to keep you warm in winter. Whether you are curled up by the fire, walking down the street in the cold or sat in the office trying to warm up, a nice hot drink will always make you feel better. Now here are the top 5 …

How we can help keep plastic out of the Ocean

We all walk around and act like it isn’t something we have to worry about, but it is. We all make a difference to this earth and affect it in one way or another. Therefore, we all need to work together to keep it clean and healthy – that includes the oceans! Why is plastic …

True or False: Hot Drinks Cool You Down?

So, it seems that the weather has just turned bitterly cold! We fully accept that we’ve had a fantastically hot summer, so don’t think we’re complaining here. Despite that we’re still holding out for that extra heatwave here at Takeaway Packaging HQ, which, apparently, is just around the corner… Anyway, while the usual morning rounds …

4 Reasons to Outsource Your Design Needs

A business that outsources its design needs can often be the difference between flourishing and flopping. With so much competition and access to great services around the globe, differentiating yourself is a tall order.

A Brief History of Chopsticks: Dos & Dont’s

Chopsticks have been around for centuries and, of course, they’re ubiquitous in Asia. Actually, the sticks as we would recognise them today go back as far as the late Shang Dynasty. In case you didn’t know, that was 16th-11th century BC, so just the other day... In the early days, the Chinese word for Chopsticks …

The Takeaway Expo 2018!

It was lovely to meet all of you that came to the expo and talked to us about Takeaway Packaging. Now we all know that we have questions in our heads ready to ask when we go to events like this, however when we get our moment they often tend to disappear. So please feel …

How to leave a Google Review for Takeaway Packaging

Have you recently used our services? What did you think? Why not leave us a review about what you thought to either help us improve in the future or know what we are doing well!

5 Reasons why everyone should use Disposable Straws

Everyone can be lazy every now and then and when asked “Would you like a straw” you simply say yes without thinking “is it disposable” or “do I really need one”. But we need to care more and start using biodegradable straws and here are the reasons why.

5 Smoothies Perfect for Winter

Winter Fruit Green Smoothie by Sarah of Real Food & Ice Cream Place yogurt, grapes, oranges and spinach in a blender and blend until smooth. 1/2 cup plain Greek yoghurt 1 cup green grapes 3 clementine oranges 2 cups packed spinach 2 tablespoons chia seeds (optional) Stir or blend in chia seeds based on your …

5 Vegan Takeaways That Will Blow Your Mind

You can’t fail to notice the huge surge in demand for vegan food over the last 3 years. Whether it’s popup food markets, big-chain supermarkets or local cafés, vegan food and substitutes can be found everywhere. This surging market is still extremely buoyant, and, arguably, the demand is still higher than the supply. This is …

The Problem with Recycling Cups

Currently, less than 1 percent of coffee cups are actually recycled. Why? Because it is extremely difficult to recycle cups that are lined with plastic.

Advantages of switching to Eco-Friendly Packaging

We are encouraging customers to take some time and look at the future friendly alternatives available to them.

5 Reasons to visit us at the Takeaway Expo

We are very excited to meet all of you and hope you will come down to visit us at our stand 1938.

Eco Friendly Packaging for Juice Bars Pt1

Our range consists of packaging options perfect for Juice & Smoothie Bars, including Biodegradable Smoothie Cups and Straws.

What is the Edible Water Bottle?

The ‘Edible Water Bottle’ is a blob-like bottle, made from Sodium Alginate Gel. Skipping Rocks Lab created them in an attempt to produce a more environmentally friendly alternative to single use plastic bottles.

9 Quirky Coffee Shops in London

Check out some quirky coffee shops in London that we’ve grown to love!

Our New Biodegradable Straws

Looking for an eco-friendly alternative to plastic straws? You’ve come to the right place!

Bespoke Compostable Coffee Cups

Compostable Coffee Cups are no different to regular Coffee Cups, they are just lined with a sustainable plant based material called PLA.

Compostable Coffee Cups ‘Made from Plants’

The clue is in the name, these cups are made from plants!

7 Examples of Ingenious Design

Examples of great design are all around us and many form the backbone of our day-to-day living. As keen enthusiasts for creative and functional design we’ve been exploring the very greatest examples, that is, the ingenious designs that have shaped the world, transformed onerous tasks into doddles, and those that are simply great in their …

Let’s talk about Frozen Custard

Frozen Custard is a cold dessert. It’s very similar to ice cream but is made with eggs in addition to cream and sugar.

Deli Bowls for Salads, Pasta & More

Here are a few future friendly options for serving your cold dishes!

Meet us at the Takeaway Expo 2018

Our friendly team will be happy to bounce some ideas around with you and offer some advice on your food & drink packaging.

Frozen Yoghurt anyone?

Moving on from Ice Cream, here are our favourite Frozen Yoghurt parlours in the UK, along with some facts to keep you amused!

Everything you need for a Coffee Shop Pt 3

We hope you’re ready for part 3 of ‘Everything you need for a Coffee Shop’! Today we are going to focus on the extra packaging items you might find useful for your coffee shop!

Everything you need for a Coffee Shop Pt 2

Welcome to Part 2 of ‘Everything you need for a Coffee Shop’! Today, we are focusing on how best to serve your delightful cold drinks, let us know your thoughts.

Everything you need for a Coffee Shop

At Takeaway Packaging, we are experts when it comes to selecting suitable packaging for cafes. Today, we are sharing our top tips and packaging suggestions for all coffee shops, let us know your thoughts.

How to Design Packaging for a Subscription Service

Something which comes up an awful lot in the packaging channels of this world, is how best to design packaging suited to a subscription service. Given our love of all things design and packaging, we thought we’d share some core tips on the sorts of things you need to consider about your packaging designs. Using …

Our website has a new look!

We are excited to announce the launch of our brand-new website! We also have an exciting new shop full of biodegradable and compostable products.

The Best Coffee Shops and Cafes in Bristol, UK

As you know, the Takeaway Packaging team are mad about coffee! We have collectively chosen our top six coffee shops in Bristol – do you agree?

Weird and Wonderful Packaging Designs

Along with a lot of things in life, like people and potatoes, takeaway packaging comes in many different shapes and sizes. Sometimes weirdness and oddities are fun and exciting. Other times, unusual designs can turn out to be ground-breaking and super practical. Sadly, it is also true that some takeaway packaging is just bonkers and …

How to make your packaging stand out from the crowd

The Starbucks logo is a globally recognised icon and one which surrounds the household name. A familiar face to crowded high streets with a calming-green background, it’s undeniable that Starbucks coffee cups stand out from the crowd… or is it? Is it really fair to say that a plain white cup with a green logo …

8 Very British Desserts

These puddings are sure to remind you of your school days, let us know your favourites!

New Products – Biodegradable Deli Bowls & Smoothie Cups

Our Deli Bowls & Smoothie Cups have landed! We are delighted to share with you this Bioplastic range from Ecoware, NZ. These cups & containers are environmentally friendly and suitable for cold foods/drinks.

5 Ways To Recycle Non-recyclable Packaging

Unfortunately, plastic waste is a problem that hasn’t yet gone away. Until there is a total shift in attitudes towards plastic production and waste, right across the globe, responsible recycling needs to remain a top priority. Even more unfortunately, not all plastics are created equally which means we are faced with the issue that there …

World Environment Day 2018 | Our Favourite Products

We hope you all had a great World Environment Day. To celebrate, we have rounded up our top eco-friendly products – not limited to takeaway packaging!

Our Top 5 Fish & Chip Restaurants UK 2018

Did you know that we consume around 167 million servings of Fish & Chips every year? There are over 10,500 fish & chip shops in the UK so it’s no wonder the dish is still so popular today. With the arrival of our new compostable food trays & boxes, we’ve been thinking about fish and …

Everything You Need to Know about Our Biodegradable Ice Cream Tubs

Our Ice Cream Cups are perfect for the busy Summer months ahead. The tubs are 100 percent biodegradable and compostable, so there’s no need to worry about creating hazardous waste.

Rowdey Cow’s Brand New Reusable Cups

We can brand reusable cups for any business. If you need help with the design side of things, we can assist you with your initial ideas and help you develop them into the final product.

How to make Sushi Rolls

We’re mad about Sushi this week at Takeaway Packaging. Ever fancied making your own sushi rolls? Follow this simple recipe and let us know how you get on!

Branded Food Packaging for Sushi Bars

Takeaway Packaging have been manufacturing branded food packaging for Sushi Bars for years. With so many different types of packaging out there, we know it can be tricky deciding what products are best suited to your company.

Would You Eat These 5 Incredibly Weird Ice Creams?

Following the flash-in-the-pan, hot, summer weather in April, we decided we needed to start a new summer tradition at Takeaway Packaging HQ: ‘Team Ice Cream Tuesdays!’ Needless to say, everyone was getting very excited! You see, we like to be adventurous with our food, especially the Custom Design Team (creative types never do standard...). As …

Our Top 10 Facts About Ice Cream

Following on from our top ice cream parlours in London, check out our top 10 facts about ice cream!

The Surprisingly Interesting History of the Napkin

The history of the napkin is not as straightforward as you might expect. It might surprise you to learn that the first napkins were edible! Yes, that’s right, you could eat them. Now, I know what you’re thinking, wiping food from your mouth with more food is both counterintuitive and counterproductive, and you’re not wrong. …

A Summer Full of Ice Cream

With summer nearing, we are very excited to share with you our range of unbranded ice cream tubs – available to purchase now.

Our Favourite Ice Cream Parlours in London 2018

We are really excited for Summer at Takeaway Packaging, so, here’s our rundown of ice cream parlours to visit in London over the Summer!

10 Facts About Coffee: UK Coffee Week 2018

Did you know that Coffee is the second most traded commodity globally? To continue celebrating UK Coffee Week, we’ve compiled our top 10 global coffee facts! Let us know what you think.

Make Your Packaging a Social Media Sensation

With over a billion users, one of the most popular categories on Youtube is ‘unboxing’ videos! People videoing themselves unboxing products while narrating what’s happening is nothing short of an internet phenomenon. Viewers around the world can’t get enough of watching their favorite hosts, often via a live stream, building excitement and hype while showing …

UK Coffee Week 16-22 April

This year, UK Coffee Week is raising money for a new project in Ethiopia. All funds raised this week will go directly to Project Waterfall.

5 Sumptuous Smoothie Recipes!

We LOVE smoothies at Takeaway Packaging, almost as we love our new biodegradable smoothie cups! Check out these recipes to see you into Spring.

Our New Compostable Cutlery

Our new range of EcoCutlery from Ecoware is a more sustainable alternative to standard, oil-based cutlery.

4 Awesome & Inspiring Packaging Ideas

Many people think that the Takeaway Packaging custom design team are actually genius wizards. But this isn’t true. We’re just normal people who like normal things and who are fanatical about packaging. You see, we know amazing takeaway packaging when we see it and helping our customers to serve their great-tasting food in great-looking packaging …

Compostable Food Boxes & Trays Available Now

We are excited to share our new range of compostable takeaway boxes with you. These food boxes are made from a sturdy virgin Kraft board and are extremely versatile.

Where can I get a discount for using my own cup?

Major coffee retailers like Starbucks and Pret have launched their own campaigns to tackle the growing issue of plastic & paper waste.

3 Tasty Noodle Recipes

There’s an old Chinese proverb which says that the longer the noodles you eat the longer you live. The Takeaway Packaging crew all agree that they want to live as long and as fully as possible, so we put our heads together, scoured dozens of recipes, heated our woks and trialled an insane amount of …

Iceland pledges the removal of plastic from food packaging by 2023

Dedicated supermarket chain Iceland is set to become the first major retailer in the U.K to remove all plastic food packaging from their stores by 2023. An estimated one million tonnes of plastic waste is generated by supermarkets alone in the U.K each year. According to Iceland’s managing director Richard Walker, with new technologies in …

Engaging your customers: 5 Amusing Uses for Paper Coffee Cups

Branded paper cups prove an effective method of spreading brand awareness and increasing online engagement. Just think of how many coffee cup images you see on Instagram every day! There are even dedicated hashtags to the cause….

Our 4 Simple Steps to a Greener Future

We are very aware of the overwhelming need to use and produce sustainable and environmentally friendly food packaging. Here’s our top 4 solutions to environmentally friendly packaging.

The Eco-Friendly Future of Packaging

Coffee shop owners are under increasing pressure to prevent the majority of their disposable coffee cups ending up in landfill sites. The need for change in the packaging industry and the handling of packaging waste has never been greater. So far we’ve witnessed the likes of coffee giants Starbucks and Pret A Manger offering a …

The Right Straw for You: Pla Straws, Paper Straws & Curly Straws

We, as a manufacturer of takeaway packaging are responsible for ensuring that you all know about the future friendly alternatives available to you. Here are some options you can consider…

Our Partnership with Ecoware

We are delighted to announce that we are now the sole UK distributor for Ecoware products and their growing line of environmentally friendly food & drink packaging.

10 Inspirational Women | Our Top Chefs

It’s International Women’s Day & we’ve decided to share some of our favourite international Chefs!

4 Fast Foods Set To Take 2018 By Storm

There’s always an abundance of new fast foods to try. Whether it’s reborn again classics or healthy new concoctions from the latest hipster restaurant, fast food doesn’t just need to taste amazing; in the modern era it has to look amazing too. Because fast food now has to satisfy another hunger: one for likes and comments …

10 Inspired Coffee Puns for Valentine’s Day

Wishing you all a very happy Valentine’s day filled with love & coffee! Here are some classic coffee lover puns to brighten your Valentine’s Day!

Our Environmental Statement

Takeaway Packaging recognises that it has a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements. Our group of companies are committed to reducing our environmental impact and are continually improving our environmental performance as an integral part of our strategy and operating methods.

The Most Expensive Coffee in the World

The new year is underway and everyone is drinking more coffee to get them through the day. Here at Takeaway Packaging our eyes are wider than ever and, though still Winter, we’ve certainly got a spring in our step. You see, we like to road-test all our products in order to provide first-hand knowledge and …

Our favourite fresh Juice & Smoothie Bars in London

At Takeaway Packaging, we love Smoothie Cups…but we also love what goes inside of them! We’ve compiled some of our favourite Smoothie and Juice bars in London, let us know if you agree.

4 Packaging Design Trends of 2018

The new year is upon us, time to make changes to your packaging for 2018. Through a combination of our extensive industry knowledge (Takeaway-Packaging-inner-genius) and consulting a very large crystal ball in our office, we’ve been considering what will be in store for takeaway packaging in the next 12 months. This article will tell you …

7 Steps to Designing a Great Logo

We can all recall the logos of great brands and successful companies, but what makes them so good? What makes Apple's logo so distinctive? How is it that Starbucks don’t need to write their name on their coffee cups? For many companies, their logo is simply an extension of their brand and their message, directly …

Christmas 2017 Opening Hours at Takeaway Packaging

We’ve had a truly wonderful year at Takeaway Packaging and look forward to working with you in 2018. Please see our Christmas and New Years opening days here.

Executive Paper Coffee Cups by Takeaway Packaging

Takeaway Packaging produce a varied range of disposable products and hot food  packaging, from straws to food carriers to coffee cups.

3 Festive Soup Recipes to Keep Your Customers Warm

Even though Winter doesn’t officially begin until late in December, it’s started to turn very cold and we’ve definitely been feeling the effects here at Takeaway Packaging HQ. We’ve been thinking about the best way to keep warm while we prepare for a busy festive season. One suggestion was that we could line ourselves in …

Loud & Proud: 5 ways your branding can generate leads organically

The power of product branding can completely transform the marketing efforts of a business. For many businesses the packaging of products is as  important as the product itself. Sometimes it’s the first opportunity to communicate to a customer. The most successful businesses use branded packaging to promote a lifestyle or create an emotional connection with a product. One such …

Why our BRC Accreditation is a crucial element of our service

Our customers are safe in the knowledge that they are dealing with a business that reaches high levels of competence, in all critical areas.

How to Brand Your Own Food Packaging Online

At Takeaway Packaging, we know that branding your products promotes your business and gives continuity to brand identity.

The Final Straw: Paper or Plastic?

JD Wetherspoon is just one of the latest chains to end the potential harm of using of plastic straws.

Increasing Brand Awareness with Printed Paper Cups

Printed paper cups are one of the best and most visible ways to market and reinforce a brand.

The Takeaway & Restaurant Innovation Expo

Takeaway Packaging are excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Takeaway & Restaurant Innovation Expo this September

The Art of Mastering Chopstick Etiquette

Roughly 20 million pairs of chopsticks are used annually, with the majority being used in Japan. The most common material used to manufacture…

Customisable, Collectable & Crazy Curly Straws!

Takeaway Packaging manufacture and supply a large range of drinking straws from stock or branded to your specific requirements.

The Many Styles of Paper Coffee Cups

Branding your paper cups is a visually appealing way to promote your business and a fraction of the cost of other forms of branded packaging.