sustainability

  • 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 […]
  •  4 Aces launches paper straw

    By Vending International on August 14, 2018
    4 Aces has launched a selection of biodegradable paper straws to enable its customers to adopt a more environmentally-friendly approach and to offer the end-user, their customer, an alternative solution to the paper straws currently on the market. With the media continuing to focus on the over-use of plastic, and the consequences to the environment as a result, consumers are […]
  • Abbeychart supports Just a Drop schools programme 

    By Vending International on June 28, 2018
    The support of the Just a Drop charity by the British Water Cooler Association has encouraged another member to take give its backing. Member company, Abbeychart, invited Just a Drop’s head of fundraising and communications, Brendan Hanlon, to formally launch the company’s partnership with this charity. Abbeychart is to support a school project in Kenya. Funds raised will fund a […]
  • Mondelēz International partnership protects forests in Ghana

    By Vending International on February 15, 2018
    Mondelēz International has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Forestry Commission of Ghana, Ghana Cocoa Board and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), reinforcing its commitment to reduce emissions in its cocoa supply chain across Ghana. Through Cocoa Life, Mondelēz International’s signature sustainable cocoa sourcing program, the company will take a leading role in implementing projects to deliver the Ghana […]
  • Swiss cocoa industry commits to sustainable cocoa

    By Vending International on February 13, 2018
    A total of 41 players from the Swiss cocoa industry have joined together to form the Swiss Platform for Sustainable Cocoa and Barry Callebaut is one of its founding members. The platform members have agreed on the goal that by 2025, at least 80% of the cocoa-containing products imported into Switzerland should come from sustainable cultivation. In addition to Barry Callebaut, […]