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How To Reduce Plastic Waste At Work

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Whether your workplace is a factory, office or retail building, it is extremely likely that you will be generating a lot of plastic waste. Did you know that British companies have shipped more than 2.7 million tonnes of plastic waste to China and Hong Kong since 2012? As a large retailer of plastic packaging products, we are more than aware of the big environmental issue that plastic waste causes and want to use our voice to encourage manufacturers and individuals to dispose of plastic waste responsibly. In this short guide, we’ll explore the best ways to reduce plastic waste in the workplace. Office managers and CEO’s – listen up!

Find Out Where The Most Waste Is Originating 

In order to address the problem, you’ll need to identify the source! If you work in an office, chances are that your main source of plastic waste will be from food and drink packaging that employees have brought in for lunch. If 20 people are getting a meal deal every day, the amount of sandwich containers and plastic bottles can soon add up! However, sometimes the plastic waste that your company generates goes unseen. If you are a mass retailer that uses plastic packaging, then you won’t be the ones left to dispose of it. Even though it technically isn’t your problem any longer, you have still contributed towards the plastic waste. Plastic waste can also be a by-product of production processes in factories. Once you’ve identified the specific area in which you are generating the most waste, you can start to brainstorm solutions.

Organise Your Recycling Bins

One of the first things that you can do within your company is too make sure that you have an easy way for your employees to recycle their plastic. Instead of having a number of general waste bins dotted around your office, why not have a designated recycling station? This only has to consist of a maximum of 5 different bins: cardboard/paper waste, glass waste, plastic waste, food waste and general waste. By encouraging staff to make the effort by making it easy for them to comply, you will be making a big difference without making a big deal out of it!

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Evaluate Your Packaging Materials

If you’re a producer of consumer goods, then it’s a great idea to see if there are any changes that you can make to the materials you use to create or package your items. Plastic drink bottles are a big contributor to plastic waste worldwide, yet it is difficult to see how this product can be made more eco-friendly without losing the clear benefits that plastic offers. But there are sustainable alternatives! Here at Ampulla, we have a small range of PLA Plastic Drink Bottles that are biodegradable! PLA Plastic is made using 100% plant material that can be broken down using industrial composters in around 6 months, thanks to the heat exposure that a huge amount of composting material gives you. However, the biodegradability of these bottles does not impact on their quality! They have the same look and feel as normal plastic bottles, with the only difference being that you cannot leave them in direct sunlight, as the plastic may begin to soften and lose it’s shape. If PLA isn’t for you, then you also have the option to switch to aluminium cans, which are more easily recycled or even glass bottles.

Other Handy Tips To Reduce Plastic Waste At Work

  • Request that your suppliers use less plastic;
  • Swap disposable plastic water cups for paper ones;
  • Encourage your staff to bring in their own reusable water bottles;
  • Remove any plastic cutlery from communal kitchens and replace with stainless steel;
  • Replace plastic bags with paper or compostable bags for customers.

These are just a few of the small ideas that can help you improve the carbon footprint of your business and show your customers that you’re making positive steps to become more sustainable.

If you’ve found our ideas on how to reduce plastic waste at work useful, then we think that you’d also enjoy our guide to identifying plastic recycling codes.

What Is Vertical Gardening?

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Vertical gardening is exactly what it sounds like: plants that are grown upwards on a structure, rather than on a flat lawn. Whilst it sounds pointless, vertical gardening is a great option for green fingered people who don’t have the outside space to fully indulge in their hobby! It also offers a fantastic way to add plants and flowers to your living spaces that can give splashes of colour and fragrant smells to your home. As well as for use in smaller living spaces, vertical gardens can be huge and used to cover large sections of walls and buildings for dramatic visual effects.

Vertical Gardening Ideas For Small Spaces

There are many different ways that you can incorporate vertical gardens into small spaces into your home, whether it be in small gardens, balconies or indoors.

Trellises

A trellis is a large vertical wooden lattice, that you can thread or affix plants to so that they grow upwards in a winding fashion. You can buy them from any good garden centre or even build one yourself! They are designed to hold climbing plants such as vines, ivy and honeysuckle, but you can get creative with them. Indoor trellises require a plant pot beneath them for the plants to be planted in and grow out of, unlike outdoor trellises where the plants grow directly from the ground below. Once you have your trellis ready, then you can place it up against a wall and wait for your plants to climb tall! You could even make your trellis freestanding and use it as a stunning room separator.

Hanging Baskets

Hanging baskets typically are placed at the outside entrance to your home, but if you have a flat then you may not have an outside entrance to decorate. Why not use hanging baskets to brighten up a small balcony or courtyard? Making a hanging basket is very easy. All you need is a basket with a handle, a liner (phagnum moss, cocoa liners or burlap liners), soil, a water reservoir and, of course, your plants! Line your handing baskets with your chosen liner, top up with soil to around 4- 6 inches from the bottom of the baskets, then insert a vertical 8-10 inch section of slotted drainpipe (AKA your water reservoir) into the centre. Make sure to leave the top 2-3 inches of the drainpipe above the soil level and around 4 inches from the bottom of the basket. If the drainpipe hits the bottom of the basket then any water will simply drain straight through the bottom instead of filtering evenly throughout the soil.

You can now start planting your plants and grasses into your hanging basket. Make sure to choose plants that will stay fairy small and not outgrow their surroundings!

Terrariums

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Terrariums are small ‘gardens’ that are created within small environments, such as glass jars or fishbowls. They are very easy to put together and can last for years without a huge amount of maintenance! Our Half Gallon Glass Pickle Jars are ideal for making homemade terrariums with, as they are large enough to get creative with your designs, but small enough to keep on a shelf or mantelpiece for all to see and enjoy.

You’ll need: pebbles, activated charcoal, potting soil, plants and any small ornaments that you desire.

First add a layer of pebbles or small stones at the bottom of your container. Next top with a layer of activated charcoal, then a layer of potting soil (enough to plant your plants in). Now it’s time to plant your greenery! Once again, make sure to choose plants that will not outgrow their containers quickly. Cacti and other succulents are a great choice for terrariums, as they cope well with humidity and do not need much watering. Finish off your tiny garden scene by decorating with ornaments if you so wish! Place your finished terrarium in a space that receives a lot of bright, indirect sunlight and lightly water the plants every 2 weeks (or once the potting soil looks like it has become too dry).

Shelving

If trellises are too large, hanging baskets are too fiddly and terrariums are too complicated, then why not simply buy yourself some small houseplants and a tall shelving unit so that you can create a ‘wall’ of green without much effort?

How To Brew Your Own Cider

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Over in the USA, apple cider is a soft drink that is essentially just concentrated apple juice. But we all know that traditional British cider is where it’s at… Here in the UK, apple cider is fermented, which makes it alcoholic and it is revered as being a quintessential taste of summer, a staple of the West Country and is available in a massive array of fruity regional flavours. So how can you brew your own cider at home? We’ve found an easy to follow recipe from Countryfile that can help you learn the basics.

What home brewing equipment will you need? 

You’ll need: a juicer, straining bag, 5 gallon bucket open top bucket, 2 gallon bucket (you will need to drill 30 holes into the bottom), hydrometer, funnel, demijohns, measuring jug and cider bottles.

We’ve got a fantastic 30L Plastic Fermentation Bucket that would be great for making cider with, as it has a handy measurement guide printed on the side. We also have a wide range of glass beer and cider bottles with crown caps that are perfect for filling with your finished beverage.

What ingredients will you need?

Ingredients: 8kg apples, 5g champagne yeast, Campden tablets and sugar (only needed if you want to make sparkling cider). This quantity of ingredients will make 5 gallons (approximately 22 litres) of cider.

How To Brew Your Own Cider

Step 1: Pick Your Apples

If you’ve got an apple tree in your garden then great, but if not, supermarket apples are just as good. The type of apple you pick will determine the taste of your cider, so choose wisely. Bramley apples will produce a sharp, tangy cider, whilst Gala apples will create a sweeter flavour. You could even use both tangy and sweet apples together to make the perfect brew!

Step 2: Clean Your Home Brewing Equipment

Fermenting cider is a scientific process and it’s important to make sure that the equipment you’re using is free of any dirt or germs that might interfere with the process. Make sure that you soak all of your equipment in hot water for a couple of hours before use and add 4 Campden tablets per gallon of water used to sterilise them.

Step 3: Juice The Apples

Now that everything is clean and ready to go, you can extract the juice from your apples. Set up your juicer so that it dispenses the juice into your straining bag, which should be placed in your smaller straining bucket (with the 30 tiny holes drilled into the bottom). The straining bucket needs to above your larger fermenting bucket, which is where your perfectly filtered juice will end up. The straining bag and stating bucket will filter out all the tiny bits of pulp and skin that gets through the juicer’s filters, leaving you with a crystal clear apple juice. Measure the gravity of your pure apple juice using your hydrometer and record the measurement (you’ll need it later). Check out this handy guide to using a hydrometer, if you haven’t used one before.

Step 4: Add Yeast

Take a 1 pint measuring jug, fill to the top with some of your apple juice and then add 5g of champagne yeast. Leave for half an hour then stir thoroughly to disperse the yeast throughout the mixture. Divide your yeast mixture between your demijohns, then fill them to the top with the rest of your apple juice.

Step 5: Leave It To Ferment

Place your sealed demijohns in a warm place (between 15°C and 20°C) and leave them for 3-4 weeks until you have a clear cider.

Step 6: Measure The Alcohol Content

Use your hydrometer to measure the gravity of your cider. You need your cider to have a reading of 1 or less. If the reading is higher than 1, then leave the mix to ferment for a bit longer. Once you have your final measurement, then you can work out your cider’s alcohol content percentage using an ABV chart. You are aiming for an ABV of 4-5%.

Step 7: Dispense Into Bottle & Add Fizz (Optional)

You can now dispense your cider into your cider bottles. If you want a fizzy cider, then you need to add half a teaspoon of white sugar to each bottle before pouring in your cider. If you then leave your bottles for a few more weeks, your cider will be fizzy!

Step 8: Kick Back & Enjoy!

Cider is best served chilled and enjoyed on a sunny, warm(ish) British summer’s day. If you start making your home brew cider now, then you can have it ready for this summer!

Like our guide on how to brew your own cider? Then we think that you’d also like our guide on how to sterilise glass bottles properly!

March Recipes Using Seasonal Produce

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March marks the start of spring, which brings a whole host of fabulous seasonal produce for us to enjoy! Gone are the heavy, starchy root vegetables that got us through winter; now is the time for lighter fruit and vegetable based March recipes, to help you get your body ready for summer. There are many tasty fruit, vegetables and meats that are at their best and most flavourful during the month of March, including: bramley apples, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, celeriac, chicory, cod, grapefruit, jerusalem artichokes, leek, lemons, mussels, oysters, parsnips, rhubarb, lamb and sweet potato. Why not try your hand at one of our March recipes to make the most of this Great British produce?

Seasonal March Recipes

Impress your friend and family this month with one of our seasonal March recipes! We’ve got mouthwatering desserts and delectable savoury dishes that will put a big grin on anybody’s face.

Rhubarb & Custard Crumble Tart

Sure a rhubarb tart is delicious, but not as delicious as a rhubarb and custard tart! Add a crumbly topping and you’ll be in culinary heaven. If you love the rhubarb and custard boiled sweets, then you’ll absolutely love this tangy tart.

Ingredients: eggs, caster sugar, orange zest, cornflour, double cream, vanilla pods, rhubarb, butter, plain flour, custard powder and light muscovado sugar.

Find the full recipe at Delicious.

Lemon-Herb Roast Leg Of Lamb

Roast lamb is a true joy, but this recipe adds an extra burst of flavour to your meal with the addition of zingy lemon. Make sure to rest the lamb before carving in order to let the flavour sink even more into the meat!

Ingredients: garlic cloves, fresh parsley, fresh thyme, olive oil, anchovy fillet, lemon, salt and leg of lamb.

Find the full recipe at Chatelaine.

Greek Style Baked Cod With Lemon & Garlic

This Mediterranean fish dish is the perfect choice for a light evening meal or as a filling lunch. As with many Mediterranean dishes, simplicity is the key. This recipe only consists of a few defining ingredients, but together it makes a tasty, wholesome meal.

Ingredients: cod fillets, garlic cloves, fresh parsley, fresh lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, butter, plain flour, ground coriander, paprika, ground cumin, salt and black pepper.

Find the full recipe at The Mediterranean Dish.

Bramley Apple, Ginger & Caramel Pies

Apple and ginger are a match made in heaven, especially bramley apples, which are slightly more tangy and acidic than other apples. The caramel sauce gives a much needed sweetness to these tasty pies that’ll keep you coming back for more!

Ingredients: butter, bramley apples, ground ginger, flour, shortcrust pastry, caramel sauce, eggs and granulated sugar.

Find the full recipe at Love Food.

Cauliflower Tempura

Tempura is a popular way of cooking chunks of meat and vegetables, by deep-frying them in a light batter and served with a dip of your choice. It is an Asian snack food which you often see as a starter on the menu’s of Thai and Japanese restaurants in this country. We suggest serving these cauliflower tempura with a sweet chilli sauce or aioli.

Ingredients: cauliflower florets, plain flour, eggs, vegetable and extra vegetable oil for frying.

Find the full recipe at BBC Good Food.

Oysters Rockefeller

Oysters Rockefeller is a famous dish created in a restaurant in New Orleans way back in 1899, but the original ingredients are still a secret to this day! The appetiser was named after the richest man in the country at the time, John D. Rockefeller, and features some rich, deep flavours. This recipe is packed full of butter, garlic and cheese to accentuate the saltiness of the oysters.

Ingredients: fresh oysters, salted butter, shallot, garlic cloves, pernod liqueur, heavy cream, spinach, salt, pepper and pecorino romano cheese.

Find the full recipe at The Gourmet Gourmand.

Jerusalem Artichoke ‘Jacket Potatoes’

Jerusalem artichokes are a vegetable that we don’t see too often on the shelves of our supermarkets, or one that we even are on the lookout for. However, it is an interesting vegetable that, when cooked correctly, is absolutely delicious! This unusual recipe turns this root vegetable into a hearty meal, similar to a filled jacket potato.

Ingredients: jerusalem artichokes, garlic bulb, rosemary leaves, rapeseed oil, ground mace, butter and lemon juice.

Find the full recipe at BBC Good Food.

Lemon Chicken With Charred Leeks & Fennel

Finally we have a light chicken dish, which clocks in at just 300 calories per serving. But for what it lacks in calorific value, it more than makes up for in flavour!

Ingredients: olive oil, tarragon, lemon juice, chicken breast, baby leeks, green beans, fennel and flat-leaf parsley.

Find the full recipe at Olive Magazine.

Like our March recipes? We’ve got plenty of plastic food tubs that are freezer safe for you to store your tasty leftovers! If you like this post, then we think that you’d also like our guide on how to sterilise glass bottles.

Types Of Recyclable Plastic & Identifying Plastic Codes

Types Of Recyclable Plastic

We all know that plastic is notoriously not recycled enough in the UK, with only 44.9% of plastic waste being recovered or recycled in 2016. But why are we not recycling all of our plastic packaging? After all, it’s never been easier to recycle your home and business waste! You can request recycling bins from your local council and there are also plenty of recycling centres around the country that collect the things that your council will not. There is no excuse to send your recyclable waste to landfill! The confusion often lies in the sheer amount of different types of recyclable plastic. How are you supposed to know if your packaging is recyclable or not?

All packaging labels should indicate whether or not the plastic packaging is recyclable or not, which is usually signified by a number.

Plastic Codes

There are 7 codes of plastic that you need to look out for when disposing of your packaging.

1 – PET or PETE (polyethylene terephthalate)
Used for single use, clear plastic drinks bottles, fruit containers, ready meal food trays and polyester textile fibres.

2 – HDPE (high density polyethylene)
Used for milk bottles, shampoo bottles, margarine tubs and household cleaning bottles.

3 – V (Vinyl) or PVC
Used for shower curtains, children’s toys, detergent bottles and medical equipment.

4 – LDPE (low density polyethylene)
Used for carrier bags and squeezy bottles.

5 – PP (polypropylene)
Used for food pots, bottle tops, yogurt pots and sauce bottles.

5 – PS (polystyrene)
Used for meat packaging trays and egg cartons.

7 – O (other)
This category refers to all other plastics that are not listed above.

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Types Of Recyclable Plastic

So which of the plastic codes above can be put into your recycling system? PET and HDPE plastics are by far the most commonly used in the UK, and they are both fully recyclable. At least 92% of local councils collect PET and HDPE bottles, but some areas do not collect certain forms of PET and HDPE  (such as food trays and tubs) due to issues with sorting, so it’s best to check online with your local council to confirm this. PVC is not collected by councils, so you must dispose of this material independently. Some plastic lumber makers accept PVC, so it’s a great idea to find one nearby if you are going to be regularly using this material. Usage of PVC packaging is generally declining due to it’s non-recyclability.

LDPE carrier bags are now often collected by supermarkets for recycling, but it is generally not accepted through local council bin collections. Some recycling centres do accept it, if they have mixed plastic recycling facilities. The same applies for PP and polystyrene plastics. Plastics that fit into code 7 consist of a variety of different plastic structures. You will need to check which plastic you have (this may be indicated on the brand label) in order to know what you can do to dispose of it responsibly. Some code 7 plastics, such as PLA, are even compostable!

Here at Ampulla, we have a wide range of plastic packaging products available for individuals and both small and large businesses to use. With no minimum order and discounts on the price per unit when you buy in larger quantities, you can be sure that you’re getting the best value! Take a look at our full range of plastic packaging, including jerry cans, bottles and tubs here.

To Find Out More

We hope that you’ve found this short guide to types of recyclable plastic and plastic codes useful and that you will stop and think before throwing your plastic waste away! If you want to learn more about this subject, then we’ve found that Recycle Now is a great resource for finding out all the information you need about recycling in your area. They have tools to help you find your nearest recycling centre and advice on how to dispose of specific items such as electricals and textiles.

If you liked this post about types of recyclable plastic, then we think that you’d also like to hear about our new PCR10 products.

What’s New For Ampulla In 2019?

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We would like to say Happy New Year to all our customers and wish you all the very best for 2019. Here at Ampulla, we have big plans ahead for this year that will make ordering from us much easier and we can get your products to you more quickly than last year!

So what exactly do we have planned for Ampulla in 2019?

Faster Dispatch Times

In 2018, we invested around £500,000 into a new warehouse building. This has allowed us to store more products than ever, which in turn means less time waiting for new stock to arrive and faster dispatch times for our customers! We always appreciate feedback on our service (good or bad) so that we can continually improve on the service that we are providing, as we know that what we do can directly affect your own business. To prove our commitment to this, we collect reviews from our customers via our Trustpilot page, which gives us the chance to get feedback directly from you and respond to your queries quickly. If you’ve got any comments for us, don’t be shy about leaving us a review!

More Environmentally Friendly Packaging Options

We are pleased to now be stocking products made from PCR materials (post consumer recycled). PCR products have been made using recycled material in part, so you can be sure that every product on Ampulla described as being ‘PCR’ is made up of at least 10% recycled material. This new initiative from our manufacturers is a big step into reducing plastic waste and the negative impact that it is having on our environment. We are proud that we will continue to add new product lines that are made using PCR material throughout the year to offer more choice to our customers and to do our bit for Planet Earth.

But what are the advantages of using PCR products in your business? As well as encouraging responsible plastic manufacturing, PCR also reduces your own businesses carbon footprint without losing the many functional benefits that plastic offers.

More Low Prices!

We always want to give our customers the best value for their packaging, which is why we already offer tiered pricing on all our items, so you can be sure that you’re getting the best price for the amount of items that you are ordering. We can always do better though, so in 2019 look out for more prices dropping! Make sure to check out our winter sale (now on), as we’ve lowered prices on a selection of our popular products, including jam jars, sirop bottles and dropper bottles. As well as this, you can also save 5% on any order placed before or on the 4th January! Just enter the code TRLWR6100 at the checkout to apply the discount.

We hope that you will continue to do business with Ampulla in 2019.

Introducing The PCR10 Environmental Initiative

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We’re pleased to announce the introduction of an environmental initiative called PCR10 to selected Ampulla plastic products! The term ‘PCR’ stand for ‘post-consumer recycled’. This simply refers to any material that has served its intended use as a finished product, then has been placed in the recycling system to be remade into a new product. As part of the new PCR10 initiative, certain plastic manufacturers have committed to using PCR material to manufacture at least 10% of every HDPE and PET plastic item made in the UK in 2019.

Wherever possible, the post-consumer recycled plastic material that is used will be sourced from the UK, so that the carbon footprint generated in order to manufacture these new products is kept as small as possible. The PCR10 initiative is very warmly welcomed by Ampulla and all those who are increasingly aware of the impact that single use plastic is having on our planet. We do hope that manufacturers continue to innovate products and inspire consumers to make positive changes, and we here at Ampulla will continue to promote these efforts!

Why Is PCR10 An Important Step?

  • It encourages responsible plastic manufacturing;
  • It reduces plastic waste;
  • It gives greater choice to consumers;
  • It reduces your company’s carbon footprint.

PCR10 Products Stocked By Ampulla

Currently, Ampulla has two products available that are part of the PCR10 initiative:

All listings for the products above are now made using the PCR material, regardless of which cap options you choose.

If you think that this selection is paltry, don’t get too worried – many of our current HDPE and PET products will also be phased out and replaced with the new identical PCR10 models once the old stock has been used! Please do keep an eye out for information on PCR10 products in our product descriptions to see which products are part of this group.

If you’re interested in this envionmental scheme, we think that you’ll also like our PLA Bottles.

Reductions On Selected Items In Our Christmas Sale

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Over the festive period, we thought we’d give our customers an early Christmas present, so we’re reducing prices on selected items in our Christmas Sale! Make sure to keep checking back to our sale category, as we’ll be adding new deals until the end of the month. This is your opportunity to stock up on the packaging items that you will need in the New Year (but at bargain prices) and be safe in the knowledge that it’s one less thing for you to worry about in 2019.

Our selected items that have been reduced include amber-tinted medicine bottles, hexagonal jam jars and plastic food pots. Take a look at some of our great deals below, or go straight to the Christmas Sale page to browse through all of our deals!

Glass

Our glass packaging gives your products an air of luxury and quality that plastic often struggles to convey. It’s heavier, makes a nice sound when you ‘ting’ it, as well as being fully recyclable! Our glass bottles come in a variety of attractive colours, including amber, red, green, blue and clear, and in a huge variety of sizes. We’ve got medicine bottles, jam jars and aromatherapy bottles, amongst other customer favourites.

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All prices shown above are the prices for 1 unit of the selected product. We offer further discounts on the price per unit when you buy in larger quantities.

Plastic

Plastic is the more cost-effective option for business packaging and here at Ampulla, we do stock a number of recyclable plastic items, made from PET and HDPE. We’ve got food, pots, cosmetic bottles and more in our Christmas sale!

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Make sure to order your lids and caps if you need them! We do also sell each item without closures if you don’t need them.

New deals are being added to our Christmas sale all month, so make sure to keep checking back! While you’re here, why not take a look at our brand new disposable food packaging?

Get 7.5% OFF EVERYTHING In Our Black Friday Sale!

Don’t miss out on our upcoming Black Friday sale, where we are offering 7.5% off across our entire website! Just enter the code QNISN5052 at the checkout to claim your discount. This code will be valid on Friday 23rd November ONLY, so make sure to make the most of those 24 hours to! It’s a great opportunity to get all the packaging that your business needs in time for the New Year.

Take a look at some of our favourite items from our glass, plastic and aluminium ranges that you can save money on.

You can save on singular or smaller orders…

Need a few more jars or bottles tide you over the Christmas period? Our flexible ordering means that you can order the exact number of items that you need, rather than buy in bulk and end up with extra items that you don’t need. You can even order one unit of each item you need if you so wish.

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As well as buying in singular or smaller quantities, you can get even more value for money if you take a look at our bulk purchase offers…

You can save on bulk quantities!

Want to make the most of our Black Friday event? By buying in larger quantities, you could save hundreds of pounds on your order! Here at Ampulla, you can order bulk quantities of 500 units or even more, which is ideal for companies that produce their products on a mass scale.

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Make sure to browse our entire product catalogue before Black Friday, so that you don’t miss the boat!

Our Disposable Food Packaging Is Ready For Party Season!

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The whole country is now gearing up towards Christmas, with work party plans in full swing and big retailers looking to attract Christmas shoppers to their gift selections. But let’s be honest, the best thing about this time of year is the food! Cranberries, turkey, chocolate, pigs in blankets… our mouths are watering in anticipation already! If you’re in the catering business, then this is your biggest time of year! Whether you’ll be serving up sandwiches, hor d’oeuvres, salad or cold cut meats; we’ve got you covered with our disposable food packaging.

Why choose Ampulla for your disposable food packaging?

  • No minimum order required;
  • Available in clear, black and green varieties;
  • Suitable for caterers, supermarkets and cafes;
  • Competitive tiered prices, so you’re always getting the best value for money!

If you want great value food containers ready for party season and the festive period, you need look no further than Ampulla!

The packaging you use for takeaway or buffet food can seem unimportant, but it plays a vital role in keeping your food fresh, free from contamination, heat regulated and, most importantly, looking attractive to your customers. We are increasingly aware of the change in attitudes towards single use plastic products, with many people turning to glass and aluminium alternatives. Whilst this is fantastic news for our environment and we are pleased to see this, plastic does still have a place in the packaging industry. It’s lightweight and cheap, making it perfect for the takeaway, fast food and catering industries. All of our disposable food packaging is made from PET plastic, which is recyclable, so that you can get the benefits that using plastic brings and not have to worry about adding to the plastic waste issue. This usage is dependent on your company or your customers commitment to plastic recycling, therefore we do encourage that you have a recycling scheme in place or are strongly encouraging your customers to dispose of the containers responsibly.

Clear Plastic Disposable Food Packaging

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Our clear PET trays and pots are great for packaging lunches on-the-go, from pasta and rice pots, to the more modern and hugely popular Buddha bowls! Our trays, pots and bowls all come complete with a matching clear press down lid to keep the food inside fresh for longer and easy to transport.

Our Clear Food Trays are available in 2 sizes: 500cc* and 1000cc. They would be an ideal item for catering companies to transport freshly prepared vol-au-vents, canapés and snacks in and lay out quickly and easily on buffet tables at events. Our Sauce Pots are equally as useful, as they can be used to dish out single servings of sauces and other condiments at large catering events. They are available in 5 different sizes: 20cc, 30cc, 50cc, 70cc and 80cc. Finally, our Salad Bowls are ideal for retailing in the meal deal market to cater to busy workers looking for a quick, convenient bite to eat. They come in 5 sizes: 250cc, 375cc, 500cc, 750cc and 1000cc.

*CC stands for cubic centimetre.

Black Plastic Disposable Food Packaging

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If you’re after a bolder look, then we have some black containers that might suit your taste. Our Black Salad Bowls come in 2 sizes: 500cc and 1000cc. One of our favourite items is our 7 Compartment Black Party Container, which is the ultimate party platter! It has a 7 compartments that is perfectly sized to fill with snacks such as crisps, nuts, dried fruit, as well as dips to spice them up. If sushi is more your thing, then we also have our range of sushi containers available in small, medium or large varieties. The base of the container has a textured pattern, which keeps the food within in place during transit. As well as being great for the meal deal market, these containers are suitable for placing on buffet tables at parties and events.

Green Plastic Disposable Food Packaging

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If you want your takeaway salad, rice or pasta pots to look clean and fresh, then look no further than our 1000cc Green Square Tub. It’s the ideal choice for displaying your product in supermarket meal deal sections, with the bright green tub standing out on the shelves compared to the usual clear food and drink packaging. The tub comes complete with a clear press down lid so that your customers can easily see what tasty food is inside the tub.

Make sure to take a look through the whole category to see all of the disposable food packaging that we have available.

Please make sure that you and your customers dispose of your food packaging responsibly – always recycle!

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