• 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 […]