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First UK water bottle that is 100% recycled
Highland Springs is a brand name that is well known up and down the United Kingdom. The water is fresh and tasty and now their bottles are the first in the country to be 100 percent recycled. The bottle itself is slightly cloudier than usual and is a fraction more expensive to produce but Highland […]
New 50 pence piece
1969 had a great many significant events not least the first steps on the moon by astronaut Neil Armstrong. Closer to home and much more accessible is the money in your pocket, more specifically the 50 pence piece. The seven sided coin was first introduced into circulation in 1969 and the Royal Mint […]
Could this be the solution to plastic bag waste?
Food wrapped in food…it’s a possibility
Over the last few years we’ve all heard about the quantity and sheer variety of plastic food wrappings that are there to protect our food as well as making it easier to package for supermarkets. We’ve also been told that all of this packaging is placing a terrible burden on recycling as most of it […]
Dechox for February 2019
Challenge yourself to a Dechox this February. Give up chocolate for a month, and raise funds for life saving research into heart and circulatory conditions. Dechox is the British Heart Foundation’s nationwide challenge to give up chocolate throughout February. Anything with cocoa in it is off limits – from the sprinkles on your cappuccino, to […]
3 Things To Consider When Getting A Vending Machine For Your Business
So you’ve decided that your business needs vending machines and you’ve come to the right place here at UKVending. We are experts in the field having been in the industry since the late 1960’s. Vending machines are a superb way to provide employees and customers alike with good quality food and beverages throughout the day. […]
This is a brilliant new initiative that is encouraging people to densely pack all their old plastic that have been cleaned and dried into an empty plastic bottles, making what is known as an EcoBrick. This brick can then be sent to third world countries to create eco-friendly building blocks. Go to http://www.GoBrik.com to find […]
7 Items To Include In Your Company Break Room
Break rooms are an integral part of any workplace, and deserve a lot more attention than you’d think. Aside from simply providing a space where employees can decompress for a moment, a break room should be inviting and foster an environment where everyone can mix and mingle. If you’re in the process of designing (or […]
Contactless payments growing fast
The Vending Machine industry is seeing one of the most radical changes in direction with the growing importance of contactless payments and it is a change that is gathering pace across the world. Recent surveys have shown that since 2015 when the system was first introduced and until now there has been a 272 […]
Coca Cola move towards 100% recycled plastic bottles
In a move seen as good both for business and the environment the drinks giant Coca Cola have signed a new agreement that will see all of its European bottles being made from 100 percent recycled PET within two years. The American drinks company has joined forces with Loop Industries which has provided Coca Cola […]
Are Mobile Vending Machines the future?
2019 was barely three days old and we saw what might be the future of the vending machine industry trundle across a university campus in California: a fleet of three self driving vending machines called SNACKBOT that deliver your chosen product direct to your door. Pepsi-Co have been testing self driving vending machines in collaboration […]
Chocolate for a sore throat?
We’ve all had them, those coughs that hurt our throats and we reach into our medicine cabinets to get the tried and tested cures; but maybe we’ve been reaching into the wrong place because we should be reaching into the larder or fridge and taking chocolate to cure our hacking coughs instead. One doctor, Professor […]
Coffee and Parkinson’s disease
There is yet more evidence that coffee is great for your health and well being. A new research study conducted in the United States discovered a link between coffee and the onset of Parkinson’s disease. The disease has terrible effects for sufferers including shaking and immobility, stiffness and difficulties with balance and coordination. It is […]
Can coffee, alcohol and being overweight really, actually, be good for you?
It sounds completely and utter wrong, but perhaps we’ve all been looking at coffee, booze and being overweight the wrong way. New research conducted by the University of California’s Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders started a study way back in 2003 that took 1,600 people and studied them for the last almost […]
Charity Coffee Caravan
Here at UKVending we love a heartwarming story almost as much as we love our coffee so when we heard news about a charity coffee caravan we simply had to find out more. Whatever your views on caravans being towed across the UK, they do serve a purpose and when that purpose is selling coffee […]
UK Vending: Hire, Rent or Lease
We’ve all been there. Trying to decide whether to buy a machine for the office or weighing up the benefits of hiring, renting or even leasing it instead. Here at UK Vending we like to make the decision an easy one. At UK Vending we offer the most flexible options enabling you to have peace […]
Happy New Year
The staff and management at UKVending would like to extend seasons greetings to all our customers and suppliers and wish them a happy, prosperous and wonderful 2019.
The management and staff at UKVending would like to wish all our customers and suppliers a very merry, peaceful and happy Christmas.
Do your colleagues use tea to waste time?
We’ve all been there, a colleague offers to make a round of tea or coffee and they are gone an awful long time from their desk, well perhaps they are using making the tea break as a time waster at the office. A new poll of 2000 workers by the financial services company Hitachi […]
How much greenhouse gas does your favourite drink produce annually.
Avoiding meat and dairy products is one of the biggest ways to reduce your environmental impact, according to recent scientific studies. But what is the difference between beef and chicken? Does a bowl of rice produce more climate warming greenhouse gases than a plate of chips? Is wine more environmentally friendly than beer? To find […]
Tea or coffee? It could very well be down to your genes
Some people like tea and coffee equally, but the majority of us prefer one over the other, why is this? Well new research suggests that it could be down to your genes whether you like coffee or tea better. Scientists found coffee lovers are more likely than the average person to taste strongly the […]