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FDA report on CBD seen as ‘disappointing’ recap of status quo

By Hank Schultz, Elaine Watson and Elizabeth Crawford

A report on CBD delivered by FDA Commissioner Dr Stephen Hahn, MD, was seen by food and dietary supplement industry stakeholders as offering little hope of a timely regulatory solution for the ingredient.

Nestlé signs European Plastics Pact. Photo: Nestlé

Nestlé signs European Plastics Pact

By Jenny Eagle

Nestlé has signed the European Plastics Pact, to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable and reduce its use of virgin plastics by one third by 2025.

Is rPET a better option that glass? And would consumers accept it? Pic:getty/wasanruk

Why the future of wine packaging is recycled PET

By Emilie Steckenborn, founder and host, Bottled in China podcast

For the vast majority of wine produced today - that which is made in bulk and for early consumption - recycled PET is a realistic alternative to glass bottles, says Emilie Steckenborn, founder and host of the Bottled in China podcast.

Beverage brands invest in 100% rPET to tackle the environmental impacts of plastic packaging. Pic: Getty/nopponpat

Plastic vs plastic: Which packaging is best?

By Beth Newhart

The fight against ‘single use plastic’ has beverage brands evolving their packaging and even switching to glass and aluminum. But not all plastic bottles are created equal, and brands are testing a range of options.

Bevi cuts 150 million bottles and cans from the workplace

By Beth Newhart

Complimentary workplace snacks and beverages are now a relatively common practice for US employers, but the mounting costs and environmental drawbacks have offices turning more to eco-friendly drink systems like Bevi.

Pernod Ricard invests in Japanese gin brand

Pernod Ricard invests in Japanese gin brand

By Rachel Arthur

Pernod Ricard has made a ‘significant investment’ in KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin: which will be used primarily to build a new, state-of-the-art, distillery to meet the growing demand for ultra-premium gin.

Arla plans to expand the JÖRD brand with a range of plant-based products.

Arla enters plant-based sector

By Jim Cornall

Dairy cooperative Arla has entered the market for plant-based products, saying it is responding to meet consumer demand.

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