Recycling

  • Mondelēz International, FMCG industry and retail leaders join forces to boost flexible plastic recycling in UK

    By Vending International on May 28, 2021
    Five of the UK’s largest branded manufacturers: Mars UK, Mondelēz International, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever, have collaborated to form a £1 million fund to help make flexible plastic recycling economically viable for recyclers and easier for consumers. The Flexible Plastic Fund is a UK industry first and is being led by producer compliance scheme, Ecosurety, with support from environmental charity, […]
  • Nestlé joins forces with Keep Britain Tidy

    By Vending International on March 23, 2021
    Nestlé Confectionery UK&I is to partner with Keep Britain Tidy on the 2021 Great British Spring Clean. Through the partnership, Nestlé Confectionery will contribute funding to the campaign as well as encourage its own employees to pledge volunteer time to litter-picking activity. Stefano Agostini, chief executive of Nestlé UK&I said: “At Nestlé we have an ambition for none of our […]
  • Major investment needed in reprocessing plastic waste

    By Vending International on March 17, 2021
    On Global Recycling Day British Recycled Plastic says major investment is needed at a local, regional and national level in sorting, cleaning and reprocessing plastic waste materials. The environmentally conscious company, driven by the desire to create new products and markets for plastic waste, saving it from landfill, is passionate about changing the perception that plastic waste materials are solely […]
  • IRN-BRU maker announces new 100% recycled wrap

    By Vending International on February 22, 2021
    AG Barr is accelerating its journey towards carbon neutrality announcing that all soft drinks consumer multipacks will be wrapped in 100% recycled shrink wrap by the end of 2021. This move alone will save 400 tonnes of virgin plastic a year – that’s the weight of about 250 cars. IRN-BRU is the first of AG Barr’s brands to make the […]
  • Mondelēz makes recycling impact

    By Vending International on January 12, 2021
    Mondelēz International has been mentioned in The UK Plastics Pact Impact 2020 report for its effort in its first year of membership. Mondelēz joined the UK Plastics Pact at the start of the year, in partnership with the entire value chain alongside business, retailers, recyclers and UK government to tackle the shared problem of plastic waste. To date its UK […]
  • UK Plastics Pact highlights Mondelēz progress

    By Vending International on December 10, 2020
    Mondelēz International has been highlighted in the UK Plastics Pact report launched this week for its progress in packaging reduction, use of recycled material and its seasonal recycling labelling campaigns in partnership with (On-Pack Recycling Label) OPRL. The company joined the UK Plastics Pact at the start of the year, in partnership with the entire value chain alongside business, retailers, […]
  • 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, […]
  • Nestle partners with Plastic Energy in first steps for recycling facility in the UK

    By Vending International on October 19, 2020
    Nestlé UK and Ireland has joined forces with Plastic Energy, a major chemical recycling company, with the aim of developing a plant in the UK. The two companies will come together to explore the scope for the first commercial large-scale facility of its kind in the UK. Plastic Energy, which already has two similar recycling plants in Spain, uses and […]
  • 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 […]
  • Mondelez trials digital watermarks for smarter packaging recycling

    By Vending International on October 9, 2020
    Mondelez International has partnered with AIM – the European Brands Association – alongside other European companies and organisations, to trial a pioneering digital technology, to assess whether it could enable better sorting and higher-quality recycling rates for packaging in the EU. One of the biggest obstacles to creating a circular economy is the sorting of post-consumer waste by accurately identifying […]