Sustainability

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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,...

The Roadmap highlights the industry’s commitment to having 90% of all beverage cartons collected for recycling, and to have at least 70% of all beverage cartons recycled by 2030. Pic: Getty Images/curtoicurto

Advancement for beverage carton recycling

By Jim Cornall

EXTR:ACT, the European platform to improve and increase the recycling of beverage cartons and similar fiber-based multi-material packaging in Europe, has announced four projects allow roughly 50,000 tonnes of non-fiber components of beverage cartons to...

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How clean caffeine can shake up the RTD coffee category

By Natasha Spencer

With a focus on upcycling and creating a sustainable supply chain, Riff Cold Brewed has conceptualised a ready-to-drink (RTD), carbon-neutral, plant-based offering that hails as the latest in clean caffeine.

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Could paper wine bottles replace glass bottles?

By Émilie Steckenborn, founder and host of the Bottled in China podcast

A significant proportion of wine's carbon footprint comes from packaging. Could paper bottles reduce its impact? In this guest article, Émilie Steckenborn asks whether a transition to paper could happen in the near future.

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Europe pledges to make beverage packaging fully circular by 2030

By Rachel Arthur

UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe, a trade organization representing the non-alcoholic beverage sector, has set targets for European beverage packaging to be fully circular by 2030. This will be achieved by using rPET, refillable bottles, and boosting collection...

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Rediscovering ‘forgotten’ wild coffee species

By Rachel Arthur

The coffee sector can look to ‘forgotten’ wild coffee species to mitigate the global impact of climate change, according to research from CIRAD and the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew. And coffee giants such as Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Nespresso and Starbucks...

The new 100% rPET bottle will debut in Florida, California and some Northeast states in the US this month. Pic:Coca-Cola

Coke launches 100% rPET bottles in the US

By Rachel Arthur

Trademark Coca-Cola will roll out 100% rPET bottles in a 13.2oz size across the US this summer, following the launch of the bottles in select states this month.

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Bacardi’s top five cocktail trends

By Rachel Arthur

From smoky flavors to spicy margaritas, Bacardi highlights the trends it sees influencing the cocktail and wider spirits scene in 2021.

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PepsiCo and Beyond Meat launch JV for plant-based beverages and snacks

By Rachel Arthur

PepsiCo and Beyond Meat will form The PLANeT Partnership to develop, produce and market beverages and snacks made from plant-based protein. PepsiCo says plant-based protein offers ‘a new frontier’ in its efforts to build a more sustainable food system,...

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