Roughly 80% of PureCircle's 2018 planted stevia will be its StarLeaf stevia launched last year, the company said. ©GettyImages/y-studio

PureCircle to bump up stevia planting by 200% in 2018

By Mary Ellen Shoup

PureCircle is set to plant nearly 16,000 tons of stevia in 2018 - a 200% increase from the year before - to meet increasing global industry demand for a zero-calorie sweetener that tastes ‘the most sugar-like.’

Brands produced at the Milton Keynes site include Coca-Cola, Fanta and Capri-Sun. Pic:Getty/kwangmoozaa

Coca-Cola to close two UK sites

By Rachel Arthur

Coca-Cola has announced proposals to close two UK sites: its manufacturing plant in Milton Keynes and a distribution center in Northampton.

Coca-Cola wants to see the equivalent of all its packaging - whether plastic, glass or cans - collected and recycled. Pic: Coca-Cola.

Sustainability spotlight

How does Coca-Cola’s 100% recycling commitment stack up?

By Rachel Arthur

Coca-Cola says it is ‘fundamentally reshaping its approach to packaging’ by pledging to collect and recycle the equivalent of 100% of its packaging globally by 2030. But what does environmental campaigner Greenpeace make of the commitments?

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Coca-Cola launches bespoke typeface

By Rachel Arthur

Coca-Cola has launched its first company-wide proprietary typeface, TCCC Unity, drawing inspiration from ‘the modernist American typography movement and Coca-Cola’s unique personality’.

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