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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.

Bio-based packaging material lands award

A line of high-impact, heat-resistant PLA compounds has landed honors for combining sustainability and performance.

Kids’ carton contest highlights packaging sustainability

Evergreen Packaging has crowned the 2014 winner in its Made by Milk carton creativity contest, designed to bring home the green benefits of cartons as a food and beverage package.

News in brief

Symphony Environmental Technologies opens lab facilities

Symphony Environmental has officially opened its lab in the UK during the company’s international distributors’ conference.

Coca-Cola Hellenic: 'Sedex deal closes supply chain transparency gaps'

Coca-Cola Hellenic has signed a deal with Sedex to share and manage its supply chain data and ensure ethical and responsible sourcing standards.

In depth: Packaging associations comment on environmental performance pilots

Packaging to be addressed in EU environmental footprint projects

Packaging will form part of 11 food and beverage-based pilot projects starting next month to measure and communicate a products environmental performance.

Oxfam: Kellogg, Gen Mills, Pepsico not doing ‘nearly enough’ to tackle climate change

In a report published today, Oxfam accuses the “Big 10” food and beverage companies of doing far too little to cut greenhouse gas emissions, singling out Kellogg Co. and General...

INDUSTRY VOICES: VEZIO BERNARDI, SACMI GENERAL BEVERAGE MANAGER

‘Our bespoke cap printing machine can change beverage marketing’: SACMI

SACMI insists its machine to produce limited run bespoke plastic beverage caps via digital direct printing will change the way brands can market products.

‘Good beverage entrepreneurs? Give me paranoid overachievers!’ Eric Melloul, Verlinvest

“One question I like to ask an entrepreneur – usually when they’re really tired after presenting for an hour and a half, is ‘what keeps you awake at night?’ A...

ZENITH INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL SOFT DRINKS CONGRESS 2014, LISBON

‘Coke, Pepsi…These guys aren’t cracking beverage innovation’: Eric Melloul, Verlinvest

The executive director of one of Europe’s biggest investment funds managing $1bn in assets insists that big brands like Pepsi and Coke are not cracking innovation and lag behind young...

INTERPACK 2014: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

‘Digital direct printing has a bright beverage future, when ink prices fall’: Krones

Krones explains that digital direct printing removes the need for labels and unlocks limitless bespoke bottle design opportunities, but admits ink costs are now a barrier to beverage uptake.

Latino beverage bottles ready for summer fiestas

Aguas frescas from Califia Farms are geared toward consumers looking for low-calorie refreshment with a Latin flair.

INTERPACK 2014: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

GEA Procomac trials breakthrough White & Safe milk bottle in Italy

Paolo Ventrelli from GEA Procomac tells us that the firm’s White & Safe bottle now on trial in Italy will overcome light barrier problems that have hampered PET uptake in...

‘Self-cooling beverage cans? Perhaps they’re a niche product’: Consultant

Sainsbury’s former environmental affairs manager Alison Austin says she is skeptical about a mainstream future for self-cooling beverage cans with mainstream brands such as Coke.

Jens Winkler, business development manager, CCL Label

Coca-Cola launch will fire US shrink sleeve growth: CCL Label

CCL Label tells BeverageDaily.com that Coke’s successful Christmas holiday promotion using its sustainable TD shrink sleeve material will spur the market still further and assist hard-pressed recyclers.

'Like so many others he is completely ignorant about the truth of Palcohol': Mark Phillips

Powdered alcohol creator blasts Sen. Schumer’s ‘completely ignorant’ attack

The colourful creator of Palcohol powdered alcohol has hit out at New York senator Charles Schumer after the politician wrote to the US FDA calling on it to ban controversial...

EDITOR'S COMMENT: ZENITH & BSDA UK SOFT DRINKS CONGRESS 2014

Super-strength squash won’t wash! Overpriced Mio copycats won’t break Britain

Skeptical Englishman and former schoolboy squash drinker Ben Bouckley predicts that Vimto’s super-concentrated squash won’t wash in a market saturated with budget options, despite Mio’s US success.

Interpack in Pictures: The BeverageDaily.com Top 10

We turn shoe leather into snaps, with this synopsis of Interpack 2014 in pictures, framed by a beverage angle!

INTERPACK 2014: DUSSELDORF,GERMANY (MAY 8-14)

‘Packaging is necessary…Packaging is not bad!’ Interpack show director

In this video shot at the show – May 8-14 in Dusseldorf, Germany – Jablonowski explains that it features 2,700 exhibitors across industries as varied...

ZENITH INTERNATIONAL & BSDA UK SOFT DRINKS CONFERENCE, MAY 7

‘Posh squash is buoyant’: Royally rated Bottlegreen

Bottlegreen insists that premium glass cordial sales are booming in the UK as the brand – which counts Princess Anne as a fan – pushes new flavors including blackcurrant and coffee.

JUNE 11, HOLIDAY INN, CAMDEN, LONDON

‘Beverage Entrepreneurs: Start your engines…It’s Drinkpreneur Live 2014!’

Drinkpreneur Live – the world’s first event devoted to unearthing the next generation of beverage industry entrepreneurs – will launch at a live event in London, UK on June 11.

Stain on your coffee cup, and conscience? Study slams ‘unsustainable’ production

Modern 'intensive' coffee production is unsustainable and risks destroying soil within a couple of decades, rendering it useless, US researchers claim.

BEVERAGEDAILY.COM SCORE: 88.75% - 'ZENITH HITS TOP GEAR'

Was it worth it? InnoBev Global Soft Drinks Congress 2014

We're starting up a new slot at BeverageDaily.com called 'Was it worth it?' to review beverage conferences and trade shows. First up is Zenith International's Innobev Global Soft Drinks Congress...

Cacao drink gets sweet on Tetra Pak cartons

Mayesa, a chocolate drink in the health beverage category, has launched its product in Tetra Pak containers.

Beverage Industry Voices: ‘What do you do?’

We’re in the business of telling stories, in the best possible sense. So if you have one to tell us about your job in the beverage industry – please get...

Packaging design inspiration gallery: SUSTAINABILITY

Earth Day is an annual global celebration highlighting the importance of sustainability, recycling, water conservation, and other ways to save the planet. Here are some examples of food packaging that...