• 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 […]
  • Ground breaking initiative will increase recycling rates for paper cups

    By Vending International on October 30, 2017
    Huhtamaki has collaborated with 13 others from across the supply chain for disposable paper cups, to sign an agreement with the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE UK). The agreement will allow consumers to take their used cups to be recycled. ACE UK owns and manages a network of 382 Bring Banks covering 97 local authorities across the […]
  • BSA breakthrough on waste

    By Vending International on February 3, 2017
    Thousands of tonnes of food that might otherwise have gone to waste could now become available for feeding the homeless, vulnerable and needy in society following an agreement between the British Sandwich & Food to Go Association (BSA) and Government agencies. Until now, the law was interpreted to mean that at midnight on the stated date all sandwiches and other […]
  • Simply Cups partners Smart Planet Technologies

    By Vending International on January 11, 2017
    Simply Cups, the UK’s only workable cup recycling scheme, has entered into a relationship with Smart Planet Technologies (SPT) to recover and recycle the ground-breaking ‘reCUP’ hot beverage paper cup that can be recycled at traditional paper mills. The reCUP looks and performs exactly the same as those cups currently in use at UK coffee outlets. However the inside coating […]
  • Simply Waste Solutions to reprocess paper cups at UK food and drink carton recycling plant 

    By Vending International on November 28, 2016
    UK waste collection company Simply Waste Solutions will now collect and supply used cups to the ACE UK recycling facility. Simply Waste, the logistics arm of the Simply Cups paper cup recycling scheme. ACE UK, which represents leading UK carton manufacturers, has assessed the capability of its technology to process paper drinking cups and, through its partnership with the plant […]