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Food on the go trend – Bento beautiful…

Japanese cooking styles continue to grow in popularity – the UK Sushi industry is now worth £56 million annually – but is it possible that Bento might give Sushi a run for its money?

We predict that Bento – Japan’s famously beautiful, compartmental lunch box meal, is poised to take centre-stage in the UK casual dining industry in 2017.

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Bunzl Catering Supplies supports ground-breaking initiative to increase paper cup recycling

Bunzl Catering Supplies, leading distributor in the foodservice industry, has collaborated with 13 other fully funding signatories from across the supply chain for disposable paper cups, to sign an agreement with the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE UK) to increase PE lined paper cup recycling. Over two stages, this initiative will offer consumers access to a network of Bring Banks to recycle their used paper cups, and crucially provide the right incentives and access for all waste contractors to deliver paper cups to the ACE facility.

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Spice up your hot drink offer – with Zuma Organic Turmeric Chai

The trend for turmeric infused hot drinks has been brewing for a while. The market research firm Mintel named turmeric as one of its ‘foods to watch’ in 2016. Google singled-out turmeric’s ascent to stardom after searches for the spice increased by 56 per cent from November 2016 to January 2017.

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The responsible disposal of single-use drinking straws

Ask the Expert: Jo Gilroy (Head of Sustainability).

Drinking straws are the latest disposable (single-use) foodservice product to hit the headlines, we asked our Sustainability expert ‘If we want to reduce their negative impact on the environment should we stop using them, switch to another material type – or something else?’

And here’s what she told us…

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Serve your fashionable drink in a Flexy-Glass Hi-Ball tumbler

Our partner supplier Plastico has just launched a unique, new Flexy-Glass Hi-Ball disposable tumbler – the latest addition to its range of market leading polypropylene tumblers. Its slim, refined shape lends itself perfectly to long drinks – so we thought we’d look at some of the exciting long-drinks fashionable in 2017:

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Bunzl Catering Supplies sponsors pioneering waste2zero Awards

Bunzl Catering Supplies is excited to be the Headline Sponsor for Footprint News’ pioneering waste2zero Awards, to be held on 6 December 2017 at the Ham Yard Hotel in London. The awards will showcase the excellent work achieved by the foodservice packaging industry to reduce waste, promote recycling and encourage environmentally responsible end-of-life solutions for disposable packaging products.

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The rise of the vegan diet

Veganism is on the rise. In 2006, 150 thousand people in the UK opted for a plant-based diet, in 2017, over 542 thousand people did the same – that’s a 350 per cent increase.

Why has taking on a vegan diet become so popular? Well, there are many scientifically proven health benefits, such as a higher vitamin c, protein, iron, calcium and fibre intake, as well as the vegan diet being extremely low in saturated fats.

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