The days are gone when beverage firms could simply pay lip service to the word sustainability. There's clear ethical, political and public pressure to act, by reducing one's CO2 emissions, cutting energy and water use, and working with local communities to lessen the impact of production. Then there's packaging - lightweighting, recyclability and bio-based options such as Coca-Cola's PlantBottle are trending.
First-world coffee demand harms grower countries near the equator, according to a researcher from the University of Kansas.
Tetra Pak has partnered with JUST Goods to launch JUST Water in Tetra Top, a carton bottle made from 50% paper.
Liquid Light has signed an agreement with The Coca-Cola Company for its technology to create mon-ethylene glycol (MEG) from CO2 as part of the consumer-packaged goods (CPG) firm PlantBottle Packaging...
Sidel claims the beverage industry could be more sustainable, with a stronger focus on the package and packaging technologies to deliver completely green products.
Resource Natural Spring Water has announced the debut of its 100% recycled plastic (rPET) bottle, excluding the cap and label, to decrease post-consumer waste.
PepsiCo’s new report on its sugarcane supply chain in Brazil and the impact it has on land rights has been welcomed with caution and some critique by Oxfam.
The water crisis affecting the food industry is set to get worse – but food companies are finding ways to overcome it, say experts.
‘Despite the fact nearly all of our packaging is recyclable, it is often not recycled’, says Coca-Cola Enterprises’ (CCE’s) in its 10th annual Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) Report.
Coca-Cola Enterprises’ (CCE’s) has released its 10th annual Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) Report, providing an update on its Sustainability Plan and replacing CCE’s 2013/2014 CRS Report.
The Coca-Cola Company has unveiled a PET bottle made completely from plant materials, but says there is still some work to do before it reaches a commercial scale.
The first certified herbal teas in a biodiversity partnership have gone in sale in Germany this month.
A wine research centre that will help the industry face up to challenges posed by climate change, water restrictions and changing consumer preferences has been launched at the University of...
The WWF report offers industry a five-step plan to tackle global water scarcity and holds up certain food and drink companies for their best practice.
The food industry – the most water-intensive business on earth - is unprepared for global water shortages, according to a report which ranks the best and worst offending companies for...
Wageningen UR is looking for companies to jointly launch a public-private partnership to answer questions about what consumers want in terms of biobased packaging of food products and how this...
The amount of waste created by used coffee pods worries not just the die-hard eco-friendly, but coffee lovers at large, says US coffee roaster and packager Copper Moon Coffee.
Nearly seven in ten CEOs worldwide see the value of sustainability but only two out of ten (21%) companies are leveraging the full potential of sustainability practices, says a report.
Beverage brands are constantly looking for ways to personalise products for consumers – placing new demands on packaging, says Sidel.
Icebox is launching its Canadian Spring water in Elopak 250ml Mini Pure-Pak Diamond cartons this month.
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has seen a 9% rise in plastic packaging recycling in 2013 compared to 2012, collecting over 311 million kg of post-consumer packaging.
Ardagh Groupclaims to havefound the most energy efficient way of defrosting, drying and preheating cullet (recycled glass) saving €116k a year at its plant in Nienburg, Germany, with an annual...
Anthesis Group consultancy firm, whose clients include Coca-Cola, Tesco, Arjo Wiggins and Reckitt Benckiser, has acquired TEP, in the UAE.
Tetra Pak is working on a number of initiatives to reach its goal of 40% recycling rates by 2020 including the continued development of Hangzhou Fulun Ecology Technology company in China.
Elopak has finally revealed who it has partnered with to launch a beverage carton with certified renewable polyethylene (PE).
We must follow the example of Sweden and bring together the two “very noisy” movements of workers' trade unions and Fairtrade, the CEO of Fairtrade International Harriet Lamb has said....