• Solent cup recycling needs local support

    By Vending International on November 5, 2018
    The ‘Solent Cup Recycling Project’ needs local businesses to come on board.  It is based on the success of a similar scheme in Gosport launched in March and highlights the collaboration between Huhtamaki, Gosport Borough Council, Portsmouth City Council, Simply Cups, and Bettavend. Local businesses are urged to join the scheme by contacting Simply Cups which is offering special promotional […]
  • 4 ACES extends festive cup range

    By Vending International on October 19, 2018
    Addressing customer feedback after the successful launch of its first ever festive cup last year, 4 Aces has extended its range of the ‘Jumpacup’ to include double wall 8 oz and 12 oz cups, along with PLA versions of the same. The non-branded cup has proven popular thanks to its theme of ‘coming together’. A colourful design depicting a row […]
  • Vending under threat from proposed single use plastic tax

    By Vending International on October 16, 2018
    The Automatic Vending Association, AVA, is warning that any levy or tax on vending cups as part of the introduction of a single use plastic tax could have a severe negative impact on this successful industry. The UK’s vending operating sector alone employs around 24,500 people. Even more people are employed by manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers involved with the supply […]
  • Huhtamaki introduces new QR code recycling initiative

    By Vending International on September 24, 2018
    Cup manufacture Huhtamaki has launched an initiative aiming to increase cup recycling within the UK. Whilst using the new specialty cups (single wall hot cups and paper vending cups), consumers will also notice a message to ‘please recycle this cup’ and a QR code that can be scanned by a mobile phone which will lead the consumer to a web […]
  • Increase in sale of greener options

    By Vending International on July 24, 2018
    4 Aces has reported an increase in sales of its environmentally-friendly range of products. The marketing surrounding this latest range of 7oz, 8oz, 12oz and 16oz, compostable, PLA hot cups and the growing public interest in green alternatives is said to have driven a surge in demand for biodegradable products, including the popular packaging specialist’s selection of biodegradable, paper water […]
  •  Best practice accolade for 4 Aces

    By Vending International on June 28, 2018
    Packaging specialist, 4 Aces has received accreditation from BRC Global Standards in recognition of the company’s best practice in the handling, storage and distribution of its cups and water products. The certification marks the supplier’s achievements in recent months, during a period in which the company has restructured, growing the team and adding to its product offering. The BRC Storage […]
  • Cup recycling on AVA agenda

    By Vending International on June 22, 2018
    The AVA’s south east regional meeting was held this week at Scobie McIntosh in Surrey at which the critical issue of cup recycling was raised once again. The event, attended by operators, suppliers and interested parties, saw guests take part in a bakery demonstration and a tour of the company’s newly opened Client and Customer Demonstration area and Equipment showroom. […]
  • St Vincent College joins Gosport paper recycling scheme

    By Vending International on May 24, 2018
    Since its launch in March, the Gosport Paper Cup Recycling Scheme continues to gather impetus and the latest news is that St Vincent College has joined the scheme adding further bins to those already placed in the town. Collaboration between Gosport Borough Council, paper cup manufacturer Huhtamaki and cup recycler Simply Cups resulted in the development of this scheme which […]
  • 4 Aces targets bespoke printed market

    By Vending International on April 30, 2018
    Packaging specialist, 4 Aces is on course to double the production of its bespoke, printed products by the end of the year following a general increase in requirement for branded cups. The company has recorded a surge in the demand for bespoke, environmentally-friendly products, with the supplier’s latest compostable, PLA hot cups proving popular for those who want to associate […]
  • Chiltern Railways to recycle coffee cups

    By Vending International on March 21, 2018
    In a bid to reduce plastic waste, Chiltern Railways has announced that it will be the first train operator to recycle coffee cups at stations. Currently, across the UK, just one in 400 of the 2.5bn disposable cups used each year is recycled. With this in mind, Chiltern, an Arriva UK Trains company, decided to tackle the issue as part […]