• Defra legislation update

    By Vending International on November 28, 2022
    With Thérèse Coffey back as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), The Vending and Automated Retail Association (AVA) has  hope that the various delayed pieces of legislation will get back on track. These include the Extended Producer Responsibility, Deposit Return Scheme for England, Northern Ireland and Wales and Consistent Waste Collection which are all queuing up. The […]
  • Be sure about Plastic Packaging Tax

    By Vending International on November 28, 2022
    The Vending and Automated Retail Association (AVA) is recommending that operator companies contact their suppliers and get written evidence that they are register for the UK Plastics Packaging Tax. The tax, which came into effect on April 1.  A tax of £200 per tonne is imposed on all plastic packaging that does not contain at least 30% recycled material. HMRC has […]
  • Are you aware of plastics packaging tax?

    By Vending International on October 25, 2022
    According to the Vending & Automated Retail Association (AVA) very few manufacturing and importing businesses have registered under the Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT). The Treasury’s own survey suggests that only 10% of businesses are aware of the tax.  However, the Act includes a joint and several responsibility clause, which means that companies using taxable plastic could be liable for the […]
  • Deposit return schemes – the latest

    By Vending International on October 25, 2022
    Deposit return schemes are on the cards across the home countries, but where do things stand right now? The Vending and Automated Retail Association (AVA) has the latest. Scotland continues to drive towards their implementation date of 16 August 2023. Whether you are a manufacturer, wholesaler, or vending operator you will be charging an additional 20p per container for PET, cans […]
  • New printing service launched for disposables

    By Vending International on October 14, 2022
    Disposables manufacturer and supplier, Herald has launched a printing service led by printing expert and catering disposables consultant, Leyla Koroglu.  Herald has appointed a bespoke packaging manager to oversee and deliver its new printing service, which means customers can now order a wide range of customised products to support their marketing efforts. By offering a quick turnaround on printed food […]
  • Huhtamaki launches innovative, bio-based recyclable packaging solution

    By Vending International on October 5, 2022
    Huhtamaki, the global provider of sustainable packaging solutions, has launched ICON packaging, said to be a breakthrough paper technology, initially for use for ice cream containers and lids, which enables recycling in communities with paper product recycling programs across the United States. This is thought to be a significant breakthrough in delivering a sustainable solution for consumers which combines Huhtamaki’s […]
  • Will the plastic packaging market stand strong as the sustainability trend rises?

    By Vending International on September 22, 2022
    Compared to various packaging materials, the preference for plastic packaging has been rising worldwide, since plastic packages are easier to manage and are lightweight. Likewise, even renowned manufacturers are shifting toward plastic packaging given the lower production cost. Plastic containers have gained high importance in various industries like cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and beverages, and food. Innovative filling technologies along with the […]
  • Drinking fountains for London

    By Vending International on August 31, 2022
    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has partnered with Thames Water to install a network of more than 100 drinking water fountains in busy and accessible areas of London. This is part of a range of measures taken by the Mayor to reduce the number of single-use plastic water bottles used in the capital and provide free access to healthy tap water. The average London adult buys more […]
  • Report calls for urgent reassessment of UK packaging strategy

    By Vending International on May 4, 2022
    IGD, which provides commercial insight into the food industry, has published a new report to help the food and consumer goods industry drive progress towards the shared ambition of halving the environmental impact of the UK packaging system by 2030. The report – ‘Halving the environmental impact of the UK packaging system: How industry and key stakeholders can work together to […]
  • Campaigners highlight critical role of compostable packaging

    By Vending International on November 22, 2021
    “Save Our Soil” coordinators Springfield Agri and compostable packaging company TIPA collaborated at COP26 to show the role packaging choices in the food industry have on maintaining and improving soil quality. The campaigners say compostable packaging helps to recover food waste, whereas conventional plastic harms food waste collections by contaminating composting processes and leaving microplastics in soil. Microplastics interact with soil fauna, […]