• 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 […]
  • WasteShark keeps waterways clear

    By Vending International on April 17, 2023
    Britvic-owned Aqua Libra is launching a WasteShark in Canary Wharf to collect and remove plastic waste from the waterways around the area. Ahead of Global Recycling Day on 18 March, Britvic-owned Aqua Libra is launching London’s first WasteShark in Middle Dock at Canary Wharf in partnership with the Canary Wharf Group. The WasteShark is a marine robot designed to be harmonious with the […]
  • Update on Scottish DRS

    By Vending International on December 14, 2022
    Circulatory Scotland hosted a two-day conference in Glasgow to outline the current ‘state of play’ for the Scottish Deposit Return Scheme and to discuss the steps participants need to take before implementation 16 August 2023. David Llewellyn, chief executive of the AVA was in attendance, here are his key takeaways: The DRS will require consumers to pay a 20p deposit […]
  • Huhtamaki launches innovative, bio-based recyclable packaging solution

    By Vending International on October 5, 2022
    Huhtamaki, the global provider of sustainable packaging solutions, has launched ICON packaging, said to be a breakthrough paper technology, initially for use for ice cream containers and lids, which enables recycling in communities with paper product recycling programs across the United States. This is thought to be a significant breakthrough in delivering a sustainable solution for consumers which combines Huhtamaki’s […]
  • Drinking fountains for London

    By Vending International on August 31, 2022
    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has partnered with Thames Water to install a network of more than 100 drinking water fountains in busy and accessible areas of London. This is part of a range of measures taken by the Mayor to reduce the number of single-use plastic water bottles used in the capital and provide free access to healthy tap water. The average London adult buys more […]
  • Lack of awareness of plans to transform recycling system uncovered

    By Vending International on August 31, 2022
    New research has revealed that 16 per cent of Brits don’t recycle, with a lack of knowledge about what can and can’t be recycled cited as the most common reason. A new poll of 2,000 adults found that a third (34 per cent) believe recycling is unnecessarily complicated, whilst 45 per cent think that simplicity would be the most important […]
  • Becktech now recycling BRITA cartridges

    By Vending International on January 11, 2022
    In a move to promote sustainability, vending machine component supplier Becktech has launched a BRITA Professional Filter recycling hub at its head qua in Chichester. BRITA is a company that has always been focused on reducing its waste and environmental impact. In 1992, it became the first company in its industry to establish a recycling programme for used cartridges. Today, […]
  • Mondelēz International, FMCG industry and retail leaders join forces to boost flexible plastic recycling in UK

    By Vending International on May 28, 2021
    Five of the UK’s largest branded manufacturers: Mars UK, Mondelēz International, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever, have collaborated to form a £1 million fund to help make flexible plastic recycling economically viable for recyclers and easier for consumers. The Flexible Plastic Fund is a UK industry first and is being led by producer compliance scheme, Ecosurety, with support from environmental charity, […]
  • Nestlé joins forces with Keep Britain Tidy

    By Vending International on March 23, 2021
    Nestlé Confectionery UK&I is to partner with Keep Britain Tidy on the 2021 Great British Spring Clean. Through the partnership, Nestlé Confectionery will contribute funding to the campaign as well as encourage its own employees to pledge volunteer time to litter-picking activity. Stefano Agostini, chief executive of Nestlé UK&I said: “At Nestlé we have an ambition for none of our […]
  • Major investment needed in reprocessing plastic waste

    By Vending International on March 17, 2021
    On Global Recycling Day British Recycled Plastic says major investment is needed at a local, regional and national level in sorting, cleaning and reprocessing plastic waste materials. The environmentally conscious company, driven by the desire to create new products and markets for plastic waste, saving it from landfill, is passionate about changing the perception that plastic waste materials are solely […]