UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 Statement


Initial Packaging Solutions Limited is committed to driving out acts of modern day slavery and human trafficking within its business and that from within its supply chains, including sub-contractors, and partners.


The Company acknowledges responsibility to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will ensure transparency within the organisation and with suppliers of goods and services to the organisation. These as well as the suppliers of services make up the supply chain within Initial Packaging Solutions Limited.


As part of the companies due diligence processes into slavery and human trafficking the supplier approval process will incorporate a review of the policy and controls undertaken by the supplier. Imported goods from sources from outside the UK and EU are potentially more at risk for slavery/human trafficking issues. The level of management control required for these sources will be continually monitored.


The company will not support or deal with any business knowingly involved in slavery or human trafficking.


The company Directors and senior management shall take responsibility for implementing this policy statement and its objectives and shall provide adequate resources as required to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within the organisation and within its supply chains.


A copy of this policy and a copy of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 will be available to employees upon request.


This policy statement will be reviewed and published by the Management Team.


This Policy takes into account, and supports, the policies, procedures and requirements documented in our Quality Management System, compliant with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008. The implementation and operation of this management system underlines our commitment to this policy. Formal procedures concerning slavery and human trafficking are under review, including disciplinary procedures where they are breached. Additional procedures will ensure that this policy is understood and communicated to all levels of the company, and that it is regularly reviewed by the Directors to ensure its continuing suitability and relevance to the company activities.


Signed on behalf of Initial Packaging Solutions Limited:


Robert Croft


10th January 2017

Initial Packaging Receives Latest ISO Standard


ISO 9001 2015 Logo


Initial Packaging is pleased to announce that it has received the latest ISO standard 9001 2015. This emphasises Initial Packagings’ emphasises on quality and our customer facing approach to business. The ISO 9001 is an internationally recognised standard and our update to the 2015 certification enhances our reputation as a worldwide packaging supplier.

Turning Polythene into Syrup – The Unlikely Waste Solution


There has been an interesting story which broke last week about a potential solution to polythene waste. It was discovered that a breed of worm, normally used as premium fish bait could contain an unlikely solution. A number of these worms were put into a plastic bag and within one hour, several holes appeared in the bag made of polythene.


It appeared that the worms had ‘eaten’ or chewed the bag to escape but it later emerged that the worm excretes an enzyme that breaks down plastic. Such was the enAn image of a worm eating polythene thusiasm for this new found information that a partnership was formed between the University of Cambridge department of biochemistry and the University of Madrid. They placed 100 wax worms in a plastic bag and after just 40 minutes, holes began to appear. After 12 hours, there was a reduction in mass of 92mg.


Polythene takes approximately 100-400 years to degrade in landfill sites so this new information could be significant in reducing the amount of waste in landfill sites across the world. The hope is to extract and produce this enzyme to effectively reduce the amount of plastic in landfill. Plastic is such a useful resource in thousands of products around the world and an effective way of controlling the waste could be seen as essential in developing countries such as China which produces a third of all plastic waste alone.

The Plastic Tide – Where Does Plastic Go?

With ‘The Plastic Tide’ due to air this week, it brings once again to light the foreseen problems that plastic can cause, especially in the world’s oceans. But it is important to look into this matter deeply and not underestimate the importance of plastic in the world today.

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Tamper Evident Bags – What Makes Ours Different?



Tamper evident bags are made from high quality and durable polythene. Tamper evident bags are simply designed to protect important contents such as cash and confidential documents. The use of a tamper evident glue line is designed to highlight if the polythene bag has been tampered with through a variety of different methods such as: