• 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 […]
  • UK Cadbury Dairy Milk packaging set to be made with recycled plastic

    By Vending International on September 20, 2021
    Mondelēz International has announced that Cadbury Dairy Milk made in Bournville and sold in the UK and Ireland is to be made with packaging containing up to 30% recycled plastic. Cadbury will roll out the packaging innovation on more than 28 million sharing bars in 2022. It is part of a broader global commitment by the business to reduce the […]
  • AVA members urged to act now as DRS consultation deadline approaches

    By Vending International on May 10, 2021
    The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) is calling for its members in the vending industry to submit their Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) and Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) consultation responses ahead of the deadline on 4 June 2021. With the deadline now less than a month away, the AVA is urging its members to act quickly and submit DRS consultation responses directly […]
  • Liquibox releases its first sustainability report 

    By Vending International on April 27, 2021
    This year, Liquibox, the liquid packaging and dispensing specialist, celebrated Earth Day by releasing its first Sustainability Report. With it, the company is publicly stating its mission to inspire change in packaging preference and create a safer and more sustainable future. The report details Liquibox’s roadmap to supporting customer sustainability goals while also minimising the company’s environmental footprint.  “We are […]
  • Joint project to tackle sustainable packaging

    By Vending International on April 23, 2021
    World Packaging Organisation (WPO) and World Design Organization (WDO) have embarked on a joint initiative following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) last year. The two organisations will host a two-week virtual ‘World Design Challenge on Sustainable Packaging’ that will aim to identify sustainable solutions in packaging design from 24 May to 4 June 2021. This initiative will […]
  • Mondelēz International supports global harmonisation on plastics recycling

    By Vending International on November 10, 2020
    Mondelēz International is supporting global efforts designed to increase recycling rates for plastic waste, including flexible films, and has called for greater collaboration across the industry to develop and implement effective Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programmes to help realise a more circular economy. Similarly, the company is a signatory of the Business Call for a UN Treaty on plastic pollution, […]
  • Huhtamaki donation helps clean plastics from Indian river

    By Vending International on October 12, 2020
    Global sustainable food packaging leader Huhtamaki is donating €600,000 to fund a project that aims to stop the flow of plastic into the Indian Ocean from the Mithi River in Mumbai, India. The project is one of three initiatives that Huhtamaki has funded as part of its 100-year anniversary to address global sustainability challenges and build and learn from circular […]
  • Start of ban on plastic straws and stirrers

    By Vending International on October 5, 2020
    The ban on supplying plastic straws and stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton buds has come into force in England, marking yet another major step in the Government’s fight against single-use plastic waste to protect our environment and clean up our oceans. Just one month after ministers confirmed the single-use plastic bag charge would be increased to 10p and extended to all […]
  • Huhtamaki produces face shields for healthcare workers in Northern Ireland

    By Vending International on April 20, 2020
    Packaging specialist Huhtamaki has started to produce face shields for healthcare workers together with a local partner in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Initially, four million face shields will be produced per week for HSCNI, the publicly funded service which provides health and social care services in Northern Ireland, butHuhtamaki is looking to ramp up the production up to six million per […]
  • Packaging trends for 2020

    By Vending International on March 30, 2020
    Take a £21bn food-to-go market (FTG), a thriving £8.4bn home delivery sector, add to it a £4.5bn in branded coffee shop sales and a £3.9bn chilled ready meal sector and it’s fair to say that the food and drink market has been experiencing rapid transformation in recent times. Here Andrew Shepherd, sales director at Huhtamaki Foodservice, reviews the key areas impacting on […]