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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.

Mind, body and spirit: The holistic tea trend

Food Matters Live in London played host to a range of food and beverage makers all eager to show off the flavours and unique ingredients, which they think will continue...

News In Brief

Coca-Cola invests £2.3m in Scottish soft drinks plant

Coca-Cola European Partners is investing £2.3m ($2.9m) in Scottish operations this year, helping to save water at its East Kilbride plant. 

Pack Expo 2016

BillerudKorsnäs talks innovation in paper packaging through 3D cold forming

Patented Fibreform paper packaging engineered by BillerudKorsnäs is challenging the way the food and beverage industry uses paper packaging due to its novel 3D forming capabilities.

Pack Expo 2016

Sealed Air Divercraft helps craft brewers sustainably spend more time brewing instead of cleaning

Among the numerous operational challenges craft brewers have to address is maintaining hygienic standards during brewing while maximizing uptime and producing a consistent, high quality product. 

Gulfood Manufacturing 2016

APP launches biodegradable cup for ice cream tubs and hot beverages

Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) has launched Foopak Bio Natura Cup, a 100% bio-degradable cup for hot and cold food and beverages including ice cream, hot drinks and takeaway snacks.

Coffee flour may be gluten-free answer to reduce environmental impact of green coffee production

A new concept from a US company provides additional benefits that go beyond the drive to improve gluten-free products.

Water sourced from plants: Premium in Australia; precious in India

AquaBotanical – a water sourced entirely from fruit and vegetables – is currently sold as a premium brand in Australia. But the brand’s potential is much greater, according to its...

Misfit Juicery fights US food waste using ‘ugly’ fruit and vegetables

Cold-pressed juice startup and recipient of the Chobani Incubator Program Award, Misfit Juicery, is fighting the 20 billion lbs of annual food waste by sourcing fruits and vegetables that do...

SABMiller 2020 target to stop buying HFC fridges

SABMiller has announced a 2020 target to stop buying hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) fridges as the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) announces a second Refrigeration Resolution.

Carlsberg reveals physical prototype of Green Fiber Bottle

Carlsberg has revealed a physical protoype of its Green Fiber Bottle in what it hails as a ‘milestone’ breakthrough following an ‘ambitious’ three-year project.

Whisky giant Diageo’s biogas plant sees 25% reduction in fossil fuel energy

Whisky giant Diageo claims it has seen a 25% reduction in fossil fuel energy after installing a Clearfleau biogas plant a year ago.

Guest article

Coca Cola turns to ESG for advanced ozone water treatment technology

‘Over the last 15 years, Coca-Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland, one of the largest bottlers in the country, has benefited from advanced ozone water treatment technology, installed and maintained...

What does sustainability mean to you?

Successful sustainability initiatives need to consider how farmers work and think, and involve co-operation between all parties, says SVZ International.

How can wine take sustainability to the next level? Six tips from Sonoma County Winegrowers

Sonoma County Winegrowers is working to become America’s first 100% certified sustainable wine growing region by 2019, an ambition that has progressed rapidly since set in 2014. So what can...

Inspiring a global conversation on wine and sustainability

In 2014, the Sonoma County Winegrowers announced its goal to become America’s first 100% certified sustainable wine growing region by 2019. Thanks to the work done so far, the project...

Coca-Cola beats its water replenishment goal 5 years ahead of schedule

Coca-Cola announced that it replenished approximately 191.9 billion liters of water to local water sheds and communities, the equivalent to 115% of the water used in the company’s finished beverage...

THRIVE Farmers puts more profit into coffee farmers’ pockets

THRIVE Farmers profit-sharing business model lessens the reliance on the volatile commodity market by giving coffee farmers direct access to the marketplace to sell their coffee.  

Gäyo Kopi seeks to expose 'underbelly' of fraudulent Kopi Luwak coffee

Detroit-based startup Gäyo Kopi has introduced wild-certified Kopi Luwak coffee (sourced from wild civets in Indonesia) to the US market, completing pre-order shipments of the rare imported coffee this month, the...

Total creates virgin ‘booster resin’ for HDPE beverages

Total has developed a range of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) Circular Compounds, which it claims outperforms virgin resins for beverages.

Heineken presents ‘first large scale zero carbon brewery in the world’ – but does this matter to the average beer drinker?

Heineken’s Göss Brewery in Austria is ‘the first large scale zero carbon brewery in the world’: but is this a claim that consumers will actually relate to, and can Heineken’s...

Nestlé Waters ‘smart factory’ heralded as a protocol for future bottling plants

The Sanpellegrino Group has opened a $17.4m mineral water bottling plant for Nestlé Vera Naturea in Castrocielo, Italy, heralded as one of the most outstanding Nestlé Waters’ plants, for its...

From Uganda to Borneo: Elopak ramps up its sustainable efforts to become CarbonNeutral

Elopak is celebrating after becoming a CarbonNeutral company as part of its environmental strategy; FutureProof 2020.

UK launch for plastic packaging that can be 'thrown away like an orange peel'

Biodegradable plastic packaging designed to behave like an orange peel when it is thrown away is launching in the UK next month.

China direct

NGO accuses China’s water bottlers of depleting Tibet’s resources

Campaigners have rounded on China’s bottled water industry, which they say threatens Tibet’s water resources in a region where glaciers have melted substantially over the last three decades.

RPC launches Modul milk bottle made from sugar cane

Swedish dairy company Skånemejerier has partnered with RPC on its Modul bottle for non-homogenized milk, made from a non oil-based bio polymer produced from sugar cane.

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