• New nationwide paper cup collection and recycling service

    By Vending International on November 30, 2023
    Circular economy expert, co-cre8, has launched a new nationwide paper cup collection and recycling service that’s designed for all participants in the lifecycle, regardless of size or volume. The founders of co-cre8 have a strong pedigree in this market. The team established the UK’s first nationwide paper cup collection and recycling service in 2014, which was subsequently sold, and are […]
  • Aussie startup launched to save 100m single-use plastic bottles sold from vending machines

    By Vending International on September 15, 2023
    A new Sydney-based climate tech start-up that launched with two Australian customers — The University of Technology Sydney and The University of Sydney Union (USU) – is on a mission to eliminate the colossal single-use plastic bottle waste caused by the $44bn vending industry, by replacing as many of these machines as possible with their new BYO-Bottle system. The company, […]
  • Single wall cups and lids see sales spike

    By Vending International on July 29, 2023
    A catering and leisure disposables supplier has reported a spike in sales of its 12oz and 16oz, single wall, paper cups as summer continues to take hold. The cups, with accompanying flat, straw slot lids, are on constant order from customers including events organisers, theme parks and those catering for outdoor activities. Managing director of Herald, Yogesh Patel has a […]
  • Webinar to tackle EPR legislation

    By Vending International on May 26, 2023
    The Vending and Automated Retail Association will be holding a webinar on 13 June to discuss the Extended Producer Responsibility legislation in the UK and the implications for vending. The AVA Environment Committee’s summary paper for April 2023 highlighted key developments in Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in the UK. Under EPR, the government has decided that the entire cost of […]
  • Scotland DRS scheme held back by 10 months

    By Vending International on April 28, 2023
    The Scottish government has recently announced that the proposed Deposit Return Scheme (DRS), originally scheduled to go live in August 2023, will be delayed by up to 10 months. The Vending and Automatic Retail Association (AVA) said: “Whilst any delay with any legislation is never ideal, these extra 10 months will allow vendors throughout Scotland more time to prepare for […]
  • AVA Live event next week

    By Vending International on March 30, 2023
    The AVA has arranged special access to one of the most advanced production and reprocessing sites in the UK – in the picturesque setting of the Lake District. With increased pressure on the vending to responsibly dispose of cups, you can see how all paper cups can be collected and recycled. Vending businesses will be able to learn what they […]
  • Update on Ireland Single Use Cup Levy

    By Vending International on December 14, 2022
    As with the introduction of a charge for carrier bags – Ireland now seems set to become the first nation to introduce the single cup levy. A recent consultation closed on Friday 25 November. The Vending & Automated Retail Association (AVA) has argued for exemption of vending and automated retail for a variety of reasons, including: Nearly 70% of all […]
  • Biodegradable lids market expands

    By Vending International on November 16, 2022
    The global biodegradable lids market is set to reach a valuation of 416.6 Mn US dollars by the end of 2032, according to a report by Future Market Insights. The foodservice industry is one of the most vibrant and dynamic industries in the world. The industry has observed unparalleled growth in the past and continues to capture revenue and generate employment […]
  • Update on Single Use Cup levies

    By Vending International on October 25, 2022
    The Vending & Automated Retail Association (AVA) has offered the following updates from its Environment and Sustainability Committee on single use cup levies across the Home Countries. Each of the Home Countries are in the process of reviewing the need, or how to implement, a ‘consumer point of purchase’ levy (around 20p-25p) per cup as part of environmental or packaging […]
  • Brupac adopts disposable in-cup packaging

    By Vending International on March 19, 2021
    UK in-cup drinks specialist Brupac has moved over to using Greiner Packaging’s K3 cardboard-plastic packaging solution for its 12oz in-cup drinks range. At a time when business owners and facilities managers have safety and hygiene at the top of their agenda, disposable in-cup drinks have many advantages. The alternative is to use crockery, spoons and containers, which can be handled […]