•  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, […]
  • Global brands at packaging show

    By Vending International on January 26, 2018
    Coca Cola, Innocent, Nestle and Thorntons are just some of the major names taking to the stage as part of Packaging Innovations, Label&Print and Empack 2018’s extensive two-day seminar programme. The annual event for the packaging supply chain, which returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 28 February & 1 March 2018, will host over 20 hours of CPD accredited content. The free-to-attend […]
  • Packaging trends

    By Vending International on January 2, 2018
    Looking ahead to 2018 market intelligence agency Mintel has named five major trends set to influence the packaging sector worldwide this year. Mintel’s global packaging director David Luttenberger said: “Our packaging trends for 2018 reflect the most current and forward-looking consumer attitudes, actions, and purchasing behaviours in both global and local markets. “Such trends as those we see emerging in […]
  • Cocoa industry agrees on action to stop deforestation

    By Vending International on November 22, 2017
    Top cocoa-producing countries Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana have announced Frameworks for Action with leading chocolate and cocoa companies to end deforestation and restore forest areas. Companies that have committed to the Frameworks are Barry Callebaut; Blommer Chocolate Company; Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate; CEMOI; Cococo Chocolatiers; ECOM Group; Ferrero; General Mills, Inc.; Godiva Chocolatier, Inc.; Guittard Chocolate Company; The Hershey Company; […]
  • Coca-Cola in Western Europe commits to sustainability

    By Vending International on November 21, 2017
    The Coca-Cola Company in Western Europe and Coca-Cola European Partners have launched their first ever joint Sustainability Action Plan for Western Europe, This is Forward, with new commitments on drinks packaging and society. This is Forward sets out how The Coca-Cola Company in Western Europe and Coca-Cola European Partners will address some of the biggest issues in society to meet […]
  • The Wight kind of help

    By Vending International on November 8, 2017
    Two British Water Cooler Association (BWCA) members are taking their social responsibility seriously following the  launch of the BWCA’s 5 for 5 Sustainability Pledge earlier this year. The aim of the Pledge is to encourage members in work that benefits the community and  now Waterlogic UK and Wight Crystal are leading by example. Wight Crystal is a water cooler company […]
  • Coffee saves Sumatran orangutan

    By Vending International on November 8, 2017
    Every hour, areas of tropical rainforest the size of 88 football pitches are cleared to make way for palm oil and other intensive forms of industrial agriculture – threatening the existence of native orangutans and farmers alike. But the Orang Utan Coffee Project is fighting back. By making ecological coffee farming a viable alternative for local farmers, the Orang Utan […]