With the complications of Brexit and the demand for high quality local produce, breweries, distilleries and farm shops have become increasingly popular across the UK, with hundreds being set up during the last 2-3 years.

Food and Drink - Sustabio
Food and Drink - Sustabio

About the industry

The alcohol industry was among the hardest hit by the sudden lockdowns that came about during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. During the years of 2021 , there was a record number of 124 new distilleries registered in the UK, with a lot of people starting up home distilling in their spare time. 

Purchasing food has changed over the past few years, with many people now choosing to order groceries, meals and meal kits online rather than travelling to the store. In more recent days, an increasing number of online food and drink platforms have pledged to make a real impact on the environment, sustainable production or social assistance. 

What Packaging Should I Use?

There is a wide range of packaging when it comes to the food and drink industry, whether it be used for transport, storage, on-the-shelf items, or for customers. We have created a list below for the options we believe would suit your business.

Paper Retail Bags

The amount of plastic bags sold each year is astonishing, with a huge 80% of them not being recycled, and those which are taking between 100 and 400 years to break down. Our range of paper retail bags are made from recycled paper and are 100% recyclable. They are available in White or Brown and in a range of sizes to suit your needs. You can even add your own logo and brand name to the bag to promote your brand name.  Many retailers are switching from plastic bags to paper bags for customers to take home their shopping. 

Takeaway Packaging

It is important for every company, no matter the size, to reduce their plastic waste in some way. We believe the first step to doing this is by switching your plastic packaging to paper-based products. The pizza takeaway bag not only reduces your carbon footprint but makes it far easier for your customers. The bag is designed to hold a pizza box flat, making it easier for customers to transport the pizza box back home. 

Bottle Shipping Cartons

We also supply packaging for bottles too. It is important they are stored, shipped and carried safely and securely without being damaged. Being made from recycled paper, our cartons are a sustainable way to ship and store your products. These can hold wine bottles, beer bottles and glasses and are made from a thick and sturdy cardboard wall to keep them protected.

Our Range of Popular Packaging.


Can't find the packaging you need?

With every product being different, every bit of packaging is different. Let us know what you’re looking for and we’d be glad to help. 

Becoming eco-friendly is imperative in today’s world. With 72% choosing sustainable brands, retailers need to do their bit to protect the planet to bolster customer loyalty. The Sustabio mission is to help those brands reduce their environmental impact quickly and easily.

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