Packaging

  • 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, […]
  • British spring water in sustainable box launched in UK

    By Vending International on October 26, 2021
    Water in a Box, the sustainable British water brand that pioneered repackaging water into environmentally friendly cartons, is relaunching a range of 100% British-sourced water in a carton bottle combidome. The Water in a Box range now includes a 500ml plain spring in combidome from SIG and four 330ml Tetra cartons (plain spring, lemon & lime, orange & peach and […]
  • Waterlogic rewards DPD for plastic-saving tactics

    By Vending International on September 21, 2021
    Waterlogic, the designer, manufacturer, distributor and service provider of purified drinking water dispensers, has presented its Oceansaver Accolade to DPD, the express parcel delivery service. The accolade recognises organisations that have made a significant contribution and commitment to the reduction of single-use plastics that not only impact climate change, but also dangerously pollute the world’s oceans. Since 2020, DPD has provided […]