Sustainability

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‘It’s hip to love hops!’ Five consumer trends in craft beer

By Rachel Arthur

Craft beer is here to stay: but what are consumers looking for? And what does this mean for the craft brewing industry? The good news is that craft beer consumption continues to rise; but a new report warns that building brand loyalty will be an uphill...

Highland Spring's new 'eco bottle'

Highland Spring trials 100% rPET bottle

By Rachel Arthur

Natural source water brand Highland Spring is trialing a 100% rPET bottle in the UK, and will use the trial to gain insight into consumer perception of recycled plastics.

Everyman's Right Brewery's beers are due to hit shelves in summer 2019.

Sustainability spotlight: ‘Our bigger mission is to make the whole brewing industry more sustainable’

Finland's carbon negative craft brewery: ‘Instead of warming the planet, we are cooling it - beer by beer’

By Rachel Arthur

A Finnish craft brewery hopes to go beyond carbon neutral to become carbon negative – removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere rather than simply offsetting emissions – with the broader mission of inspiring the whole brewing industry to become more...

A tea plantation in Bandung, Indonesia. Pic: getty/antosetiawan

Tea production rises: but FAO warns of climate change threat

By Rachel Arthur

Global production of black tea is projected to rise annually by 2.2% over the next decade, while green tea is predicted to grow by 7.5% a year. But tea is highly sensitive to changes in growing conditions – and many tea-growing countries will be ‘heavily...

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EU policy proposal cracks down on single use plastics

By Joseph James Whitworth

The European Commission has proposed rules to cut use of single use plastics including a ban on cutlery, straws and drink stirrers and reduced use of food containers and drinks cups.

FinalStraw collapsible, reusable straw smashes Kickstarter target

Ex-straw-dinary: Collapsible, reusable straw smashes Kickstarter target

By Rachel Arthur

FinalStaw – a collapsible, resusable straw – set out to raise $12,000 on Kickstarter. Within seven days it had gained $550,000 from more than 11,000 backers. Co-founder Emma Cohen says this proves that people do care about the planet and want to see change....

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