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Sustainability

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.

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Sealed Air delivers faster ROI for craft brewers with expanded hygiene and processing needs

Sealed Air has expanded its Diversey Knowledge-based Services for craft brewers looking to drive down water or energy use and increase productivity while seeing a return on investment (ROI). 

Nestlé Waters North America joins How2Recycle

Nestlé Waters North America, Campbell Soup Company and Unilever have joined How2Recycle as PepsiCo plans to roll-out more products with the label.

Recycling blocks of pre-melted PE to combibloc EcoPlus - SIG Combibloc launches first CR report

SIG Combibloc has launched its first Corporate Responsibility (CR) report, which includes recycling blocks of pre-melted PE in China, its 2030 goals, focusing on an aseptic carton made from 100%...

Flow Water CEO thinks big: We could emulate the success of Evian and Fiji

It’s one of the biggest beverage success stories to emerge out of Canada in the recent years, but can naturally alkaline spring water brand Flow Water – one of a...

Interpack 2017

Bekum meets demand for recyclable materials with EPET IV

The latest trends and production processes for extrusion-blown packaging are systems for the ecological production of bottles, containers, cans, drums and IBCs (Intermediate Bulk Containers) made of plastic, says Bekum.

Interpack 2017

Greiner Packaging: ‘It is a challenging time delivering from the EU to the UK’

Greiner Packaging has spoken about the challenges of Brexit, US President Trump, sustainability and future packaging trends in the run up to Interpack 2017.

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Sierra Nevada spreads sustainability practices with CO2 recovery program at North Carolina brewery

US craft brewer Sierra Nevada puts the spotlight on its sustainability initiatives, reporting reductions in carbon dioxide (CO2) and greenhouse gas emissions.

AkzoNobel pilot project to track bio-based raw materials

‘Despite growing attention for sustainability, we still cannot track bio-based raw materials’

AkzoNobel, Advanced Biochemical (Thailand) Co. (ABT) and EY, have launched an online tool that can track the use of bio-based raw materials in products.

Wilmar announces partnership to end labour violations in palm oil supply chain

The world’s number one palm oil supplier Wilmar International has announced a new initiative to combat "systemic labour issues" occurring in its supply chain.

Palm oil and cocoa commitments undermined by poor regulation

Food manufacturers are struggling to tackle deforestation because of failures by governments both at home and overseas, according to candid interviews with a number of high-profile firms.

International Paper resumes operations after digester explosion

International Paper has resumed operations at its Pensacola Mill in Cantonment, Florida, following a digester explosion.

Lactips creates edible plastic packaging from milk protein

Lactips has developed an edible plastic made from milk protein (casein), claiming it has enormous potential for intelligent packaging in the food and beverage industry.

AB InBev: ‘We have the opportunity to play a leading role in the battle against climate change’

AB InBev announces 100% renewable electricity future

AB InBev will secure all of its purchased electricity from renewable sources by 2025, reducing the company’s operational carbon footprint by 30%.

Proud Pour aims to save the environment one wine bottle at a time, with plans to move into beer

Proud Pour was founded with the goal of engaging the public around an environmental mission: and chose wine as the vehicle to deliver its message. Having received positive feedback from...

Top beverage firms want 100% sustainable juice and puree by 2030

Döhler, FrieslandCampina Riedel, Refresco and Verbruggen Juice Trading Sustainable Products have signed an agreement to supply 100% sustainable juice and puree by 2030.

FDF offers manufacturers guidelines on how to optimize their packaging systems

From organic food to eco-labels, sustainable sourced ingredients and traceability, the UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published a set of manufacturer guidelines to optimize their packaging systems to...

Businesses make €14 for every €1 spent on reducing food waste: Study

The average company investing in food waste reduction will see a fourteen fold return on their investments and half will see substantially more, says a new report. 

Tetra Pak sets sustainability targets, but says concept still has to ‘catch on’ with some consumers

Sustainable packaging is not a new subject for Tetra Pak, but it may not be a top of mind concern for consumers when making beverage purchases.

Coca-Cola may trial deposit return scheme in Scotland

Coca-Cola is reviewing its sustainable packaging strategy, and may trial a deposit return recycling scheme in Scotland.

What connects crickets, coffee & mushrooms in a sustainable urban food loop? This Danish start-up's protein juice

Another month, another insect start-up? Maybe, but Danish firm Insekt KBH's apple, ginger and cricket juice is different: it's sustainable not only thanks to its ingredients but because it's produced...

Will acacia gum finally get the clean-label recognition it wants?

Acacia gum is 100% natural, non-GMO, organic, gluten-free and applicable in almost every area of the food industry. Why does it have a chequered past, and how can it obtain...

Elopak looks back on six decades developing the Pure-Pak carton

From establishing the European license of Pure-Pak to creating a Roll Fed aseptic packaging business, Elopak celebrates its 60th anniversary this year and reflects on how the industry has changed over six...

Ardagh Group to convert beverage cans from steel to aluminium

Ardagh Group will convert its beverage can production in Rugby, UK, from steel to aluminium next year.

Pinkster launches Gin Jam from left-over berries

British gin brand Pinkster has launched a Gin Jam, described as ‘mildly alcoholic’ and ‘ideal for putting the tipple in your teatime’.

Liqui-Box innovates bag-in-box wine packaging as demand for boxed wine grows

The bag-in-box wine packaging market is expected to gain 4% growth by 2020, according to Euromonitor, which may mean flexible liquid packaging manufacturer Liqui-Box has innovated its bag-in-box packaging at...

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