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Coca-Cola sets up new division to address global sustainability goals

Beverage giant Coca-Cola is setting up a new division in North America to oversee the company’s global sustainability vision, strategies, and goals for 2020.

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PepsiCo rolls out green range of beverage cups

PepsiCo is introducing a range of green packaging options for its food service cups in the US.

Coca-Cola report awarded A+ grade for its sustainability initiatives

Coca-Cola Hellenic is the first company in the European beverage industry to receive an A+ for its 2010 stakeholder-reviewed Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, according to the firm.

Coca-Cola hails green light for rPET joint venture

UK authorities have given the green light to a £15m joint venture between Eco Plastics and Coco-Cola to supply recycled PET (rPET) to the global drinks giant.

Heineken announces 17 per cent energy reduction in new sustainability report

Heineken has topped its energy saving goal by two per cent, with a 17 per cent reduction per hectolitre of beer over the past eight years, according to the company's...

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Sustainability skills can give you an edge in the job market

Specific sustainability jobs may be rare in the food industry but gaining environmental expertise can give professionals an edge in an increasingly competitive job market.

Packaging lobbyist warns that green policy divisions in Europe could damage trade

European policy makers need to be aware that taking conflicting approaches on sustainability could affect the free flow of packaged goods, according to the managing director of Europen.

Rexam defends green credentials of beverage can

Talking from the Brau Beviale trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany, Rexam executive John Revess outlined the lobbying and marketing work needed to improve the environmental image of the beverage can.

Volvic sweetens green credentials with sugar-based eco bottle

Volvic has announced the launch of an eco-friendly bottle that is partly made from sugar-cane waste that will contribute towards a 50 per cent reduction in the container’s carbon footprint.

SABMiller unveils sustainability strategy

SABMiller has introduced a series of projects and schemes in a new sustainability report as it aims to reduce emissions on beer by 50 per cent by 2020, cut water...

Single use PET may be as green as multi use glass

The green credentials of disposable PET bottles have improved in Germany over the past two years to such an extent that they now stand on a par with multi-use glass...

SIG Combibloc blazes green trail in China

The first FSC-labelled cartons are to be launched onto the Chinese market, said SIG Combibloc as it seeks to raise awareness of sustainability issues in the global economic powerhouse.

Tetra Pak to trial green plastic for carton closures

Tetra Pak has agreed to carry out a limited trial to source green plastic from Brazil for use in its carton packaging in what the company said is a first...

Size matters! Green potential of more milk pack sizes

Providing a variety of milk packaging sizes could be more fruitful environmentally than switching to “greener” materials.

PET bottles greener than glass or aluminium - Study

PET bottles are a greener alternative to glass or aluminium cans, according to a new study into the environmental impact of single use packaging.

Dispatches from Drinktec

Sustainability shines at Beverage Innovation Awards caught up with the hosts of the 2009 Beverage Innovation Awards at Drinktec this week to pick out the highlights and uncover the trends behind the winning entries.

New York court approves expanded green bottle bill

A federal judge has unblocked the passage of the expanded New York State bottle bill following a legal challenge from beverage companies.

Lowest-income shoppers embrace green product claims

Low-income shoppers are most likely to be willing to pay a premium for ‘green’ products, according to a new study from retail design and strategy firm Miller Zell.

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Tetra Pak inaugurates green Chinese plant

Tetra Pak has announced the inauguration of its €60m packaging plant in China that operates entirely on green electricity.

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PepsiCo opens its first green plant in China

Beverage and food giant PepsiCo has pledged to invest $1bn in China and has opened its first eco-friendly plant in the western city of Chongqing. 

Industry says creativity key to ensuring soft drink-sustainability

Representatives of the UK soft drink industry claim that ‘creative’ innovation across the industry is keeping manufacturers on track to meet their sustainability goals, though more must be done in...


Different shades of green: Looking beyond carbon footprints

You can try your best to avoid it, but when it comes to measuring carbon footprint, almost everything we do these days, either as a business or individuals, is likely...

Wine makers claim elephantine sustainability success

A haul of glass equal in weight to 36,000 African elephants has been cut across the global wine supply chain as part of a new scheme to improve the environmental...

Flexibility and sustainability dictate sports cap development

Greater flexibility in the application and sustainability of sports caps for use on beverage packs remains at the heart of ongoing development in the segment, according to one product supplier.

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Sodastream plays up gas-it-yourself green benefits

Sodastream, a supplier of drink making machines that allow consumers to gas their own carbonated beverages at leisure, is kicking off a new promotion suggesting it may hold the answer...

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