Sustainability

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French wines return from space for analysis

By Rachel Arthur

Bottles of French wine have returned to Earth following a stint on the International Space Station: with researchers now ready to assess how the wine has changed.

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Guest article

Activating sustainability: 5 ways to refresh your approach in 2021

By Callum Saunders, Head of Planning at ZEAL Creative Limited

As more brands recognise the importance of sustainability, it becomes harder to stand out. Callum Saunders, head of planning at ZEAL Creative, looks at how brands should direct their messaging around sustainability in 2021.

2021 - all going well - may be a year of indulgence after 2020. Pic:getty/roxiller

The 6 big consumer trends to target in 2021

By Tom Harvey, co-founder, YesMore Drinks Marketing Agency

What are the big, overarching trends that have shaped 2020 - and which will continue to make their presence felt in 2021 and beyond? Tom Harvey, co-founder of YesMore Drinks Marketing Agency, outlines his six top picks in this guest article.

Using pectin-containing waste streams opens up new possibilities for the circular economy of plastics.  Pic: Getty Images/ligora

VTT creates recyclable plastic bottles from citrus peel

By Jim Cornall

New technology developed at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland enables the use of pectin-containing agricultural waste, such as citrus peel and sugar beet pulp, as raw material for bio-based polyethylene furanoate (PEF) plastics for replacing...

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Nestlé’s net zero roadmap: ‘We have no time to lose’

By Katy Askew

Swiss food giant Nestlé wants to halve its emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2050. “We have no time to lose,” CEO Mark Schneider told journalists at an event detailing how the company plans to get there.

Nestlé Brazil’s NESCAU beverage range will be available with SIG’s renewable and recyclable paper straw solution. Pic: SIG

Nestlé Brazil introduces SIG paper straws on NESCAU carton packs

By Jim Cornall

In partnership with SIG, a Swiss-headquartered systems and solutions provider for aseptic carton packaging, Nestlé Brazil’s complete NESCAU beverage range is now available in SIG’s combiblocMini carton packs with SIG’s renewable and recyclable paper straw...

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Coffee maker Meira cuts carbon footprint with bio-based packaging

By Katy Askew

Finnish coffee producer Meira, part of the Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group, has launched Vallilan Paahtimo, a new range that offers ‘a more sustainable cup, inside and out’. In partnership with packaging manufacturer Amcor, the line includes a bio-based...

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Diageo to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030

By Rachel Arthur

Diageo has launched a 10 year sustainability action plan: setting goals including net zero carbon emissions from direct operations by 2030; and using 30% less water in every drink it makes.

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Volvic rolls out 100% rPET bottle

By Rachel Arthur

Danone’s natural spring water brand Volvic will be packaged in 100% rPET bottles in Switzerland and Germany by the end of the year; while 100% rPET bottles wil be used across its whole US portfolio from 2021.

The first bottles will be produced at the blender next year. Pic:innocent

Innocent creates carbon neutral, ‘super-sustainable’ production site

By Rachel Arthur

Juice and smoothie maker innocent is building a $250m carbon neutral production site – dubbed ‘the blender’ – at the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. With the first bottles due to come off the lines in 2021, innocent says the project is a symbol...

'Bottle made from bottles': evian's 100% rPET bottle launches in the UK this week.

The journey to 100% rPET bottles

By Rachel Arthur

Danone brand evian is introducing 100% rPET bottles to the UK this week; the latest in a series of recycled plastic commitments from PepsiCo’s Naked Smoothies, Nestlé’s Buxton bottled water, and Coca-Cola GB. We explore how the move to rPET is progressing...

Nespresso: ‘Every cup of our coffee will be carbon neutral by 2022’

Nespresso: ‘Every cup of our coffee will be carbon neutral by 2022’

By Rachel Arthur

Nestlé coffee giant Nespresso commits that every cup of Nespresso worldwide will be carbon neutral by 2022. In order to achieve this, it has initiatives in three key areas: reducing carbon emissions; planting trees in coffee farms; and investing in high-quality...

RTD Absolut Mixt will be one of the two products to trial the paper bottle. Pic: Absolut.

Absolut trials paper bottle prototype

By Rachel Arthur

Absolut will start trialling a paper bottle prototype in the UK and Sweden: aiming to ‘turn the spirits industry upside down with packaging that invokes real and long-lasting behavioral change’.

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