• Do you have a solution for your coffee waste?

    By Vending International on November 30, 2023
    Composting company Envar has announced the acquisition of Bio-Bean’s assets and and is able to provide an environmentally friendly and fully traceable solution for coffee waste. Envar can provide options for collection and delivery tailored to business needs; reviving your coffee waste by enabling it to be turned into a sustainable resource. After processing the coffee grounds, Envar works closely […]
  • 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, […]
  • Three quarters of brits admit to ‘wishcycling’

    By Vending International on July 29, 2023
    Almost three in four UK consumers (72%) admit to putting rubbish in recycling bins without being sure it can be recycled, according to new research by recipe box company Gousto. The survey found the vast majority of Brits (71%) find packaging labels and guidance on recycling confusing and as a result, almost half of us (45%) are often unsure what […]
  • Digital deposit return scheme launched in UK

    By Vending International on July 14, 2023
    Consumers in the UK will be rewarded 20p for recycling milk bottles as part of a world-first recycling initiative. UK-based recycling technology innovators Polytag and Sweden-based recycling app Bower have teamed up with online supermarket Ocado Retail, to give consumers a financial reward for recycling milk bottles. From 14 July, Ocado Retail’s customers will be able to scan a QR code […]
  • 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 […]