• Packaging company cracks recycling challenge 

    By Vending International on March 19, 2018
    Following months of in-depth research, UK-based packaging and paper company, DS Smith, believes it has a solution to the coffee cup recycling challenge. Using its state-of-the-art paper mill in Kent, the company believes it could recycle up to the 2.5bn cups discarded by British coffee lovers each year. Commenting on the announcement, Peter Clayson, general manager for DS Smith Recycling, […]
  • Experts to debate plastics recycling challenges

    By Vending International on March 19, 2018
    Companies and organisations at the forefront of plastics recycling will discuss challenges faced by the industry in a series of free-to-attend debates during the Plastics Recycling World Exhibition in Essen, Germany on June 27-28. The line-up of panellists includes experts from global brand owners, major plastics recyclers, regulatory compliance firms and technical R&D groups. The conference at the Plastics Recycling […]
  • Harrogate moves to recycled PET plastic

    By Vending International on February 26, 2018
    In a move towards achieving a circular economy, Harrogate Water has announced it has successfully secured sufficient availability of recycled PET (rPET), to ensure all product shall contain 50 per cent recycled content from April 2018. The amount of recycled PET content, all guaranteed UK post-consumer supply, will match that of Harrogate’s glass bottles, which have been produced with 50 […]
  • The British Sandwich Association tackles waste

    By Vending International on February 11, 2018
    Consumers and businesses are being prevented from recycling effectively by the lack of a cohesive approach to handing waste by local authorities and waste recyclers, according to work by the British Sandwich and Food to Go Association. If the Government is serious about tackling packaging waste, it is essential that the Government resolves issues that are acting as a barrier […]
  • New video urges more recycling

    By Vending International on January 30, 2018
    Amid mounting concern about plastic litter, Keep Britain Tidy and Harrogate Water have launched a video aimed at encouraging consumers to recycle their plastic water bottles – which are 100 per cent recyclable. An independent survey found that while the vast majority of bottled water drinkers recycle at home, this figure falls when people are on the go, when bottles are […]
  • Takes a ‘shot’ to complete a range

    By Vending International on January 24, 2018
    Packaging specialist, 4 Aces has launched a range of 1 and 2 oz shot glasses, further increasing its bar disposables offering for the festival and events industries, and those wholesalers who supply to pub and bar operators. The supplier already stocks a choice of CE marked, 100 per cent recyclable pint, half pint and wine glasses, along with champagne flutes […]
  • Cup recovery and recycling for the drinking water sector

    By Vending International on January 22, 2018
    With recent media coverage on the global plastic recovery issues and the threat over the festive period of a 25p levy on coffee cups, The EDWCA along with other trade associations and interested parties from the drinking water industry met at The Belfry Hotel in Sutton Coldfield earlier this month to discuss a solution for the plastic cup recovery & […]
  • 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 […]
  • Packaging trends

    By Vending International on January 2, 2018
    Looking ahead to 2018 market intelligence agency Mintel has named five major trends set to influence the packaging sector worldwide this year. Mintel’s global packaging director David Luttenberger said: “Our packaging trends for 2018 reflect the most current and forward-looking consumer attitudes, actions, and purchasing behaviours in both global and local markets. “Such trends as those we see emerging in […]
  • Recycling is on the rise

    By Vending International on November 27, 2017
    The overall recycling rate for aluminium beverage cans in Europe has increased to a record 73%. European Aluminium considers this result an important milestone on the path towards a of target of 75% for 2025, proposed by the European Union. On the whole, across the European continent nearly 30 billion cans have been recycled. This means that every second an […]