• AVA to work with DEFRA

    By Vending International on February 8, 2019
    The Automatic Vending Association met with Alex Hattersley, a policy advisor in energy and transport at HM Treasury and Silas Gedner, an advisor for the policy group at DEFRA, to discuss paper cups and plastic in vending this week. The AVA Environment Committee took the opportunity to showcase the steps already taken in collection and recycling within vending circles. A […]
  • Spike in sales of alternatives to plastic

    By Vending International on February 8, 2019
    4 Aces has reported an increase in sales of paper cups and cones to the water industry as this market continues to seek out alternatives to plastic single use cups, exploring options that may be more gentler on the environment while maintaining a user appeal. Last year the disposable cup supplier launched a 7oz cold version of its signature swirl […]
  • RPC introduces cup recycling initiative

    By Vending International on January 18, 2019
    RPC Tedeco-Gizeh, the UK manufacturer of plastic vending cups, is launching an initiative to help customers recycle their used cups into valuable second life products. The company is working with its sister business from the RPC Group, RPC bpi recycled products, so that vending suppliers and operators who collect their own used cups can deliver them to the RPC bpi facility […]
  • 9oz vending cup completes range

    By Vending International on November 30, 2018
    4 Aces has launched a 9oz vending version of its compostable, PLA hot cup, adding to the 7oz, 8 oz and 12 oz vending cups already available in the disposable cup supplier’s environmentally-friendly Planet range. Created to fill a gap in the vending market, the packaging manufacturer’s 9oz cup carries the seedling logo and complies to EU certification for compostable […]
  • 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 […]