This Cardiff company began selling environment-friendly packaging in 1994. Its products include a system for customers to produce air-cushioned packaging in-house and it claims all its products are either biodegradable, compostable, recyclable or reusable. With distributors in 25 countries and strong sales in Denmark, Germany and South Korea, exports grew to £3.1m in 2016. The company is jointly owned by founder and chief executive Karl Yeo, 55, and Heygates, a flour milling firm that holds a 50% non-controlling stake.

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Company details
CompanyGreen Light Packaging
ActivityBiodegradable packaging manufacturer
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa45.87%
International sales £000s*3,106
Total sales £000s*6,110

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