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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.

Eight companies chosen for PepsiCo Nutrition Greenhouse

PepsiCo announced today the eight European nutrition start-ups it has chosen for the first Nutrition Greenhouse programme, offering one winning company €100,000.

Synvina PEF bottle gets green light for recyclability

The European PET Bottle Platform (EPBP) has given interim approval for the recyclability of polyethylenefuranoate (PEF), produced by Synvina, a joint venture between BASF and Avantium.

Carlsberg commits to zero carbon emissions at breweries by 2030

Carlsberg has pledged to eliminate carbon emissions and halve water usage at its breweries by 2030, as well switching to 100% renewable electricity by 2022. 

Coca-Cola and partners invest $1.7bn in Indian agri ecosystem

Coca-Cola has collaborated with its bottling partners, fruit suppliers, and processors in India to contribute $1.7bn to the country’s agribusiness over the next five years, with much of the investment...

Unilever to switch to 100% renewable energy in UK plants

Renewable energy is now supplying 15 of Unilever’s UK sites, as part of its Sustainable Living Plan, which aims to hit the 100% mark by 2030.

Pringles and Lucozade respond to criticism about their packaging

The makers of Pringles and Lucozade Sport have come under fire from The Recycling Association because it claims the materials in their packaging make it harder to recycle.

Spent coffee grounds: Unlocking a greener biofuel potential

Researchers say the high calorific value of spent coffee grounds could be exploited with a more efficient technique to produce a commercially competitive, greener biofuel.

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Battle of the sustainable packs: Germany Vs France

Germany and France have been recognized for their sustainable products at the ‘PackTheFuture’ Sustainable Plastic Packaging Awards at Interpack.

Interpack 2017

‘Cows head’ sliced cheese packs, small pouch formats and paper packaging take centre stage at Mondi

Mondi has expanded its packaging portfolio based on current trends, differentiating its products at the point of sale.

Interpack 2017

Braskem packaging changes color if a product is unfit for consumption

Thermoplastic resin producer Braskem has partnered with Clemson University in the US and Rio Grande do Sul Federal University (UFRGS) in Brazil to create intelligent packaging which can change color if...

Extreme weather & natural disasters across wine regions cause $10bn in annual wine losses

Mendoza and San Juan wine regions of Argentina face the highest risk of production losses due to extreme weather conditions and natural disasters, according to a wine index study by...

Interpack 2017

Braskem presents ‘I’m green’ plastic packaging for coffee

Braskem will present applications for its ‘I’m green’ green plastic packaging, including coffee packaging for The Netherlands’ Peeze at Interpack this week (May 4-10).

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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%.

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