• Eden Springs is carbon neutral

    By Vending International on January 12, 2021
    Specialist in water solutions, Eden Springs, has been awarded CarbonNeutral company status across the whole of its European business operations, after offsetting its emissions for a second year running. Thanks to initiatives such as; optimising logistics, the use of hybrid vehicles, reducing paper usage (via MyEden), and reusing bottles up to 50 times, Eden has now offset over 380,000 tonnes […]
  • Coca-Cola European Partners aims to reach Net Zero emissions by 2040

    By Vending International on December 8, 2020
    Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is set to accelerate the decarbonisation of its business by reducing absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its entire value chain – including scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions – by 30% by 2030 (vs 2019) and setting a path to become a Net Zero business by 2040, in alignment with a 1.5˚C pathway and the Paris Climate Agreement. CCEP will reduce GHG emissions across all five areas of its value chain – ingredients, packaging, operations, transportation and refrigeration. Crucially, there is […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]