• 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 […]
  • 4 Aces extends biodegradable range

    By Vending International on March 14, 2018
    Packaging specialist 4 Aces has added to its environmentally-friendly range of products as part of a pledge to its customers to provide a wider range of green options in 2018. Alongside its selection of biodegradable paper water cones and its PLA cold cup range, the supplier’s latest compostable PLA hot cups are set to provide a green alternative to single […]
  • No ‘latte levy’ for disposable coffee cups

    By Vending International on March 14, 2018
    The UK government won’t take action on the issue of takeaway coffee cups, but will rely instead on discounts for reusable cups. Earlier in the year, after it was claimed the UK throws away 2.5 billion disposable coffee cups a year, the Environment Audit Committee recommended a 25p “latte levy” on the cups to raise money to improve recycling. Instead […]
  • Minister launches recycling initiative

    By Vending International on January 18, 2018
    Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey has launched a new recycling initiative for paper coffee cups in Gosport – said to be the first of its kind in the UK. Created through a partnership between Gosport Borough Council and paper cup manufacturer Huhtamaki, the scheme will pilot a collection and recycling service for used coffee cups for residents and businesses. It will […]
  • Paper cup recycling initiative

    By Vending International on December 20, 2017
    Huhtamaki, a global manufacturer of packaging products for food and beverages, has announced plans for a new recycling initiative for used paper coffee cups in Gosport, the first of its kind in the UK. The scheme is set to launch early in 2018. Working in partnership with Gosport Borough Council, Huhtamaki will trial an easily accessible and cost effective collection […]
  • Courier service keeps party going

    By Vending International on November 28, 2017
    Packaging specialist 4 Aces’ reactive courier services is said to have led to an increase in smaller orders of 12 oz and 16 oz plastic cups. This follows a 30 per cent rise in sales of its American-style plastic party cups earlier in the year. 4 Aces’ direct parcel delivery service offers a prompt, personal service, regardless of the size […]
  • Hot topics on the table at AVA northern regional meeting

    By Vending International on November 13, 2017
    Vending cup recycling will be one of the main topics of conversation at the Automatic Vending Association (AVA) northern regional meeting to be held on November 30 at the Manchester Town Hall. AVA chief executive Jonathan Hart will lead an interactive panel session on the importance of recycling, joined by John Broderick of the Broderick Group, Peter Goodwin of Simply […]
  • 4 Aces ‘jumps’ right in with its first festive cup

    By Vending International on September 5, 2017
    4 Aces has designed its very first festive cup, Jumpacup, which it is expecting to roll out at the start of the autumn period when cafes, bars, restaurants, food to go suppliers and events managers are preparing for the preliminary, seasonal build up to the highly anticipated, winter holiday. The non-branded cup adopts the theme of coming together, with its […]
  • 4 Aces celebrates ‘party’ USA style

    By Vending International on July 17, 2017
    4 Aces has announced a 30% rise in sales of its American style party cups a year on from the launch of this iconic design. The packaging specialist introduced the range of 16oz and 12oz red and blue plastic cups following a spate of customer enquiries from wholesalers and party planners keen to secure a competitive version of the US […]
  • Millsons Vending introduces first custom printed cup with help from Benders

    By Vending International on July 6, 2017
    Benders has supported Millsons Vending’s in the production of the company’s very first, custom printed paper cup. Millsons is introducing its own design to reinforce the acknowledged quality of its drinks sources. Millsons is also incorporating the BRITA brand within the design, the perfect opportunity to promote the drink quality, highlighting the importance of water in the taste of the […]