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CCEP makes further investment in eliminating virgin plastics

By Gwen Ridler

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) has strengthened its commitment to eliminating virgin plastics in its bottles with an investment in scaling up technology to convert hard to recycle polyester into high quality recycled PET (rPET).

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Oakland soda tax reduces sugary drink purchases

By Rachel Arthur

Residents in Oakland, California have bought fewer sugary beverages since a local soda tax went into effect, says a study from UC San Francisco. The study also found savings in health care costs and compared them to other public health policies.

Zurvita blends brain health, energy benefits with instant coffee drink

Zurvita blends brain health, energy benefits with instant coffee drink

By Ryan Daily

Plant-based company Zurvita is blending the energy-boosting properties of coffee with functional brain health benefits in its latest instant coffee Zurge, as the brand looks to expand its presence in both these categories, Ideneth Vega, SVP of strategy,...

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Coca-Cola invests in new partnerships to upcycle CO₂

By Rachel Arthur

CCEP Ventures (CCEPV) has announced two new partnerships with European research groups at Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) in Tarragona, Spain and the University of Twente (UT) in the Netherlands, to accelerate research into carbon capture technology....

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Collaborate to reduce energy drink health risks, scientists warn

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

Scientists are calling for a European legal framework for energy drinks (EDs) to regulate maximum levels of active components, volume size, and initiate labelling improvements to mitigate health risks from excessive exposure.

Some progress has been made towards 2025 targets, but according to Greenpeace USA, the report 'pours cold water' on commitments made by signatories. GettyImages/gaffera

Big Food plastic targets ‘expected to be missed'

By Flora Southey

Signatories to the Global Commitment and Plastic Pact – which includes more than 20 packaged food and beverage producers – are unlikely to all meet 2025 targets designed to ‘tackle plastic pollution at its source’.

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Natural solution developed to combat bacterial spores in beverages

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

Biotech start-up, Resorcix, and Israeli beverage manufacturer, Gat Foods, have developed a natural botanical to eliminate Thermophilic Acidophilic Bacteria (TAB) that reduce product shelf-life and affect the flavour of ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages,...

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