This week is the 14thconsecutive National Chocolate Week and it’s hardly surprising it’s been going on for so long really, is it? As far as themed occasions go, celebrating our love of the chocolate bar has to be one of the easiest to do. For this week, I have decided to do a little research into some of the facts behind the Nation’s favourite treat. Granted, none of us will care too much when we’re stuffing our faces, but they’re nice to know anyway, right? And some of them are particularly interesting indeed…
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that The Apprentice is back on our TV screens from tomorrow, Wednesday 3rdOctober.
Lord Sugar and co will again start the ball rolling to find his next apprentice, or two if last year is anything to go by, with the contestants competing in a series of business related challenges for the grand prize.
Anyone who has the slightest interest in the X Factor (not me!) will have noticed that there has been a big change in the proceedings for the new series. There is a new lineup of judges! Now, in order to give you lovely people a link it to vending somehow, I had to think hard.
Before you groan and get on with your day, bear with me here. Every Saturday evening for the foreseeable they will be on our TV screens providing their thoughts and entertainment and sipping on a mug of…something. What that ‘something’ is, though, could make for some pretty interesting predictions!
Do you remember the homeless vending machine in Nottingham at the back end of last year? Set up by Action Hunger, the machine provided 24 hour access to food, clothing and hygiene products for homeless people and sounded a great idea. Unfortunately, however, it didn’t catch on. The council believed it was ‘encouraging’ people to stay on the streets, so that was that. The disappointing backtrack clearly hasn’t discouraged others, though, which is fantastic. A small charity called Gloucester City Mission has now came up with a similar initiative and they’re hoping it will prove a lot more successful.
Can you remember the first time you used a vending machine? First developed by the handiwork of Heron of Alexandria many, many years ago, vending machines have gone from strength to strength to dispense numerous items that we simply cannot be without. In a remarkable piece of news that’s you may have heard lately, it seems that animals are the latest species to appreciate the service. Crows, monkeys and otters have recently been spotted using a vending machine or something similar, highlighting just how accessible the vending industry possibly is…
In the wake of the ‘Latte Levy’ proposition hitting our news, there has now been a plan to reduce the number of plastic bottles that get wasted every year. The figures regarding plastic waste make for concerning reading, and industry body Water UK is proposing a new scheme to offer free water refill points in every major city and town in England by 2021. An article from BBC explains…
Facts and figures behind the water refill scheme.
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