Sustainability

Cans might not be the answer to plastic problem ©iStock

Don’t get carried away by cans of water

By David Burrows

This week, Tesco became the first major supermarket to sell cans of water. There were gushing appraisals of the move to “forget plastic”. On-the-go drinking options “just got way more sustainable”, noted the Huffington Post, citing the fact that aluminium...

What will tomorrow's consumers be looking for when they buy wine? To start with, they'll be more interested in how the grapes have been grown.

Organic, natural, biodynamic… What next for wine?

By Rachel Arthur

Wine has been popular for centuries: but as consumers becoming increasingly concerned about sustainability there’s huge potential for niche categories – such as organic, natural and biodynamic – to grow. BeverageDaily puts the spotlight on the trends...

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AB InBev: Barley is the ‘initial touchpoint’ for sustainability

By Beth Newhart

Barley is not only the starting point for quality beer: it’s also the initial touchpoint for improved sustainability efforts, says AB InBev. As the brewer celebrates 50 years of partnership with barley growers in Idaho Falls in the US, it’s now looking...

Accessibility advocates are calling for these plastic straw bans to be flexible and not so absolute. Pic: ©GettyImages/jon11

Disney to eliminate plastic straws from all locations

By Beth Newhart

The Walt Disney Company has announced it will be the latest major corporation to cut down on plastic waste by phasing out single-use straws, joining the ranks of Starbucks and McDonald’s. Disney will phase them out of its global theme parks by 2019.

Package Printing Gets Personal

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Package printing gets personal

By Tom Egan, vice president, industry services, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies

Beverage package designs aim to move, motivate and resonate with consumers on deeper levels; writes Tom Egan, vice president, industry services, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

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