sustainability

  • Nestlé partners with IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative to boost local sourcing in Central and West Africa

    By Vending International on April 23, 2020
    Nestlé has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative, as part of the Grown Sustainably in Africa (GSA) programme. The three-year partnership aims to support 25,000 farmers and 50 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), as well as open-up new markets for them in Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria, increasing employment and food security. The collaboration seeks to […]
  • Mondelēz International scales up action on forest protection, climate change and emissions reduction

    By Vending International on April 3, 2020
    A report just published as part of Mondelēz International’s commitment to the Cocoa & Forests Initiative (CFI) demonstrates the brand’s progress against ambitious 2022 targets to protect and restore forests in cocoa-growing areas. Delivered through the company’s cocoa sustainability program, Cocoa Life, this progress is seen as a crucial step towards achieving the company’s new Science Based-Target to reduce absolute end-to-end […]
  • Selecta Group makes significant sustainability achievements

    By Vending International on February 14, 2020
    Selecta Group, the European route-based unattended self-service retail, has published its second annual Sustainability Report which outlines 2019’s key achievements and the progress made against the company’s commitments. David Flochel, chief executive, commented: “We’re delighted with the initiatives we carried out in the last year and the demonstrable progress we’ve achieved against all our commitments. “Because we serve more than […]
  • Most coffee operators will to pay more to supplier offering sustainability benefits

    By Vending International on January 9, 2020
    In recent years the issue of sustainability has come to the forefront of the coffee industry, but recent research has found that as consumer demand grows, the industry is still facing numerous barriers to going green. According to new, independent research by BRITA Professional on the opinions of coffee operators, almost all (97%) believe that sustainability credentials are important to […]
  • 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. […]
  • 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 […]
  • Gove acts on plastic straws and stirrers

    By Vending International on May 22, 2019
    Environment Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed a ban on plastic straws, drinks stirrers, and plastic stemmed cotton buds in England, following overwhelming public support for the move. Following an open consultation, a ban on the supply of plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds will come into force in April 2020. The ban will include exemptions to ensure that those […]
  • Sustainable paper straws 

    By Vending International on February 12, 2019
    Straws are used by millions of people every day when enjoying drinks on-the-go and now Huhtamaki is offering customers the opportunity to switch to paper straws for cold drinks. The new straws are made of fibre from sustainably managed forests and 100% of the paper used in the straws and in their wrapping is PEFC certified.  The straws are manufactured […]
  •  Rise in sales for birchwood cutlery

    By Vending International on November 5, 2018
    Quality disposables manufacturer and supplier, Herald has experienced a consistent rise in sales of its natural birchwood cutlery, stirrers and skewers as the trend for natural products, including wood and paper, continues. The company began to extend its wooden product range a few years ago and has steadily added to its selection, year on year, as the requirement for these […]
  • Unesda drive to make plastic packaging sustainable

    By Vending International on September 24, 2018
    The European soft drinks association, Unesda, has announced a set of EU-wide ambitions to make the sector’s plastic packaging more sustainable. The ambitions aim to contribute towards building a circular model for plastic packaging by improving its recyclability, recycled content, collection, and reuse. Beverage packaging is the most collected packaging in the EU and large soft drinks companies have been instrumental […]