Sustainability

Hard seltzer brand claims carbon negative ‘world first’

Hard seltzer brand claims carbon negative ‘world first’

By Oliver Morrison

Premium British hard seltzer brand SERVED claims it has become the ‘world’s first’ carbon negative hard seltzer brand to introduce carbon footprint labelling which it will roll out across its range from next month.

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Coors Light ditches plastic six-pack rings

By Rachel Arthur

Coors Light will start transitioning to sustainably-sourced cardboard-wrap carriers in North America later this year, as it pledges to eliminate plastic rings from its packaging globally.

A close up of EverPro. Pic: EverGrain

EverGrain attains Upcycled certification

By Gill Hyslop

The US impact driven ingredient company has received the Upcycled Food Association’s (UFA) certification for its entire portfolio of upcycled barley ingredients.

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Suntory reveals 100% plant-based bottle

By Rachel Arthur

Suntory Group has created a prototype PET bottle made from 100% plant-based materials: which will be initially used with Orangina in Europe and mineral water Suntory Tennensui in Japan.

More than 300bn lids are produced globally each year. Pic: UniCup Scandinavia

Swedish company develops bio-based beverage cup lid

By Jim Cornall

In response to potential EU legislation, Swedish company UniCup Scandinavia AB has created a new bio-based lid made of spruce and pine. The Liplid is placed inside, rather than on, the cup, and the company said this improves the stability and drinking...

A 'virtual twin' model of the glass surface and coating interaction. Pic: Ardagh.

Johnnie Walker bottle set for ‘virtual twin’ lightweighting trials

By Rachel Arthur

Dassault Systèmes, Ardagh Group and EXXERGY will run ‘virtual twin’ trials on Diageo’s Johnnie Walker bottle, in order to research and develop a coating that will enable the glass bottle to be lightweighted without compromising its strength and shape.

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Coca-Cola to commercialize next-generation biomaterials

By Rachel Arthur

The Coca-Cola Company, Changchun Meihe Science & Technology and UPM have announced the first planned commercialization of new tech to create plant-based monoethylene glycol (bMEG): which can replace traditional oil-based MEG in PET bottles.

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AB InBev turns to green hydrogen for Magor brewery

By Rachel Arthur

Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I and green hydrogen energy company Protium have teamed up to explore the deployment of zero emission green hydrogen at the Magor brewery in South Wales, one of the largest breweries in the UK.

UK wants to standardise environmental claims / Pic: Getty Images - Hype Photography

Anti-greenwashing project launches for UK food and drink sector

By Flora Southey

The UK’s Environment Agency has announced a project to standardise metrics to measure the environmental performance of the food and drink sector. FoodNavigator asks the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) for its take on the initiative.

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Waste not, want not: How Suntory Beverage & Food GB&I is reducing water consumption

By Michelle Norman, director of external affairs and sustainability at Suntory Beverage & Food GB&I

The soft drinks industry has a big part to play in ensuring it both reduces water usage and increases the efficiency of water intensive processes. Michelle Norman, director of external affairs and sustainability at Suntory Beverage & Food GB&I,...

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