Recycling

  • Cadbury launches all paper packaging

    By Vending International on February 11, 2020
    Cadbury has conducted what it described as a ‘world-first’ packaging trial in New Zealand. The paper packaging is made from 100 per cent sustainably sourced paper and is 100 per cent recyclable and was rolled out for the first time in the Cadbury Energy bar and trialled and tested exclusively by New Zealand customers. The trial tested the durability and […]
  • Six in 10 Europeans willing to pay more for reduced plastic packaging

    By Vending International on February 7, 2020
    Six in 10 (62%) European consumers say they would be willing to put their money where their mouth is and pay more for food products that contain less plastic packaging. A similar number (59%) say they sort and recycle more than they did five years ago. When offered a choice between two packaging options for the same quality of product, […]
  • A project for less plastic waste and more education

    By Vending International on January 17, 2020
    DS Smith has donated €50,000 to UNICEF to give African children the education they need and offer financial support to families. The donation will go towards UNICEF’s project in Ivory Coast in which the environment is being relieved of plastic waste and then turned into building bricks for schooling facilities. Future prospects of millions of children in Africa are restricted, […]
  • DS Smith Wins #TheCupFund for Coffee Cup Drop Box Scheme

    By Vending International on October 14, 2019
    DS Smith, the sustainable packaging provider and recycler, has announced it has been granted funding from Hubbub’s #TheCupFund initiative, the UK’s largest grant fund to support ambitious projects that boost paper cup recycling across the UK. DS Smith’s Coffee Cup Drop Box is the only national scheme to have been chosen as part of the initiative. The grant will support the roll-out […]
  • The UK is set to lead technology and innovation in sustainable plastics in the drive to net-zero

    By Vending International on September 30, 2019
     The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has announced that new forms of packaging and plastic made from plants, wood chippings and food waste could be a step closer, thanks to new business and Government investment. Businesses are expected to jointly invest up to £149m, alongside a £60m Government investment, to help fight the global battle against single-use plastics. […]
  • Life-cycle study shows: a paper cup has the lowest carbon footprint – and recycling makes it even smaller

    By Vending International on July 26, 2019
    Sustainable food packaging specialist Huhtamaki has participated in a life-cycle analysis study that surveyed the full carbon footprint of different types of cups used for coffee. According to the study, paper cups often have the lowest carbon footprint, and recycling lowers it further by 54%. Huhtamaki recently introduced a 100% renewable, plant polyethylene coated FutureSmart paper cup. This life-cycle analysis […]
  • Sainsbury’s launches reverse vending recycling trial

    By Vending International on July 26, 2019
    Sainsbury’s has launched a reverse vending recycling trials at selected stores which allow customers to return plastic bottles of any size up to three litres and drinks cans bought from Sainsbury’s in exchange for 5p coupons towards their shop. Stores in Lincoln, Hull and Glasgow are undertaking the trials, in which up to 500 items can be deposited per visit, […]
  • Life-cycle study shows: a paper cup has the lowest carbon footprint – and recycling makes it even smaller

    By Vending International on July 8, 2019
    Huhtamaki participated in a life-cycle analysis study that surveyed the full carbon footprint of different types of cups used for coffee. According to the study, paper cups often have the lowest carbon footprint, and recycling lowers it furtherby 54%. Huhtamaki recently introduced a 100% renewable, plant polyethylene coated FutureSmart paper cup. This life-cycle analysis (LCA) on paper cups was carried […]
  • First Mile and Huhtamaki join forces to accelerate disposable coffee cup recycling

    By Vending International on July 8, 2019
    Recycling company First Mile has announced its new partnership with sustainable food packaging specialist, Huhtamaki, in a collaboration that aims to further increase the number of disposable coffee cups effectively recycled in the UK. The partnership will see First Mile collecting used disposable cups from some of Huhtamaki’s customers throughout London and Birmingham from a variety of different coffee chains, […]
  • Huhtamaki opens a paper straw manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland

    By Vending International on June 7, 2019
    Huhtamaki has opened a new, state-of-the-art foodservice packaging manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland. The facility is located in the town of Antrim, near Belfast, and it is expected to employ approximately 100 people over the next few years. With the new facility Huhtamaki now has three manufacturing sites in Northern Ireland employing around 560 people. The Antrim facility operates initially […]