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Today’s Vegan News Roundup – Thursday 22nd February

Glastonbury banning plastic bottles for 2019 festival

Glastonbury festival is implementing a plastic bottle ban when the festival returns in 2019, when it celebrates its 50th anniversary. In 2016 they ran the initiative in 2016 called ‘Love the farm… leave no trace’ to encourage people to take home their litter. Organisers of the event have estimated that 1 million plastic bottles are used during the event, prompting the ban.

 

Califia Farms launch new dairy-free yoghurt drinks

Califia Farms, known for their selection of dairy-free almond milk and cold-brew coffees have added dairy-free yoghurt drinks to their range. The flavours available are strawberry, super berry, mango and unsweetened plain yoghurt. The suggested retail price is $2.69 per 8oz bottle, which the strawberry, mango and super berry flavours are available in, and $5.49 for a 25.4oz bottle, with all flavours available in that size. There is no confirmed information about a UK release date for these products, however with stockists in the UK, keep an eye out for the new products.

Veganism driving the rise in gelatine-free confectionary

The increasing number of people adopting a vegan lifestyle and diet has influenced the increase in products on the vegan confectionary market. Other factors that alongside veganism have affected the demand for gelatine-free confectionary, is the cost of replacing animal products with pectin or starch, which considerably reduces the manufacturing costs.

 

Travel industry sees demand for vegan holidays

The travel industry has seen increasing demand for vegan holidays and cruises, since the launch of VegVoyages in 2004 and has since expanded to offering 23 trips a year in five different countries. Vegan holidays are sustainable and responsible while enjoying vegan food that is served in hotels exclusively for these tourists. Popular destinations include India, Bali and Sumatra, with tourists coming from all walks of life.

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The Vegan Grill takeaway stall launching on Surrey Street Market

A new vegan takeaway stall, The Vegan Grill is setting up shop on Surrey Street Market in Camden on Saturday March 3, with comfort food classics. On the menu there will be plant based burgers, hot dogs, cheesy chips, toasties and cakes, with the aim to appeal to people of all diets. The founders describe it as “proper naughty food, served with a friendly smile.” They will only be operating at lunch times, however if the demand is there, they might extend this service to offering vegan breakfast, too.

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