• Edible straws can now be customised

    By Vending International on August 16, 2018
    Disposables manufacturer and supplier, Herald, is offering a customised version of its edible straw. Club, bar, venue and events managers, along with caterers and food to go suppliers, can now order printed versions of the straw. The UK’s sole supplier, Herald introduced the edible straw over 12 months ago to an appreciative audience affected by the publicity surrounding the damage […]
  • AVA to respond to Scottish consultation

    By Vending International on July 4, 2018
    The Scottish government has published a consultation on what the format and structure of a deposit return scheme should look like in Scotland. The government has pledged to match the EU’s commitment to require all plastic packaging to be 100% recyclable by 2030. Meanwhile the Automatic Vending Association (AVA) says it plans to formulate its response before the September deadline […]
  • Plastic debate taken to Number 10

    By Vending International on June 8, 2018
    Harrogate Water has taken the case for recyclable plastic bottles to 10 Downing Street and warned of the unintended health consequences of demonising bottled water as ‘single use’. The company says it has intervened in the debate at the highest level to add balance and context to what it believes has become a one-sided argument against all plastic, including PET […]
  • Initiatives in recycling 

    By Vending International on April 27, 2018
    Wenlock Spring, which has been on a journey since 1989 towards a circular economy where products are used, recycled and reused again, is using recycled PET plastic (rPET) to make its entire range of plastic bottles. Director of Wenlock Spring, Matthew Orme said:  “We believe that nothing that is used for minutes should be allowed to pollute the environment for […]
  • Deposit return scheme to crack down on plastic pollution

    By Vending International on March 28, 2018
    A deposit return scheme to increase recycling rates and slash the amount of waste polluting land and seas will be introduced subject to consultation later this year, it has been confirmed. UK consumers go through an estimated 13 billion plastic drinks bottles a year, but more than three billion are incinerated, sent to landfill or left to pollute our streets, […]
  • Double success for Huhtamaki at FPA Awards  

    By Vending International on March 26, 2018
    Food and drink packaging specialist Huhtamaki UK won two awards including Manufacturer of the Year at the Foodservice Packaging Association awards which took place in Brighton. Working in collaboration with Ace UK, Huhtamaki was also a joint winner of the Product Innovation Award for two pieces of packaging, designed for Levy UK for supply to restaurants at the O2 Arena. […]
  • 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 […]