Coca-Cola, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever have reiterated their commitments to a creating a circular economy after a report said their plastic waste was contributing to climate change and harming the health of the world’s poorest people.
The Food and Drink Federation has complained that the UK’s newly announced plastic tax will penalise food and beverage producers and called for efforts to instead improve the country’s recycling infrastructure.
The fight against ‘single use plastic’ has beverage brands evolving their packaging and even switching to glass and aluminum. But not all plastic bottles are created equal, and brands are testing a range of options.
The Al Ain Plant Bottle from Agthia Group PJSC is the region's first plant-based water bottle. It is biodegradable and compostable within 80 days and is part of the company’s broader sustainability initiatives.
We put beverage players Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Nestlé, Keurig Dr Pepper and Danone under the spotlight to compare their sustainable packaging targets. From rPET content to the development of innovative new materials, what does each company pledge to achieve?
A new report on plastic waste and recycling commissioned by Coca-Cola has pushed for F&B firms, especially in the ASEAN beverage industry, to look at setting up non-profit facilities focusing on PET recycling as a means with ‘significant potential’...
‘There is a trend for plastic packaging acquisitions despite all the bad rap for plastic, and that’s despite companies such as DS Smith turning towards Amazon,’ claims Nick Mockett, head of packaging M&A, Moorgate Capital.
Mondi, BASF and COROOS, a European company in the preservation of fruits, vegetables and pulses have produced a stand-up pouch that is safe for food contact, partly made with raw material, derived from chemically recycled plastic.
Beverage and snack giant PepsiCo says it can avoid the use of 67 billion plastic bottles through 2025, thanks to the expansion of its SodaStream business. Meanwhile, its wider ‘Beyond the Bottle’ strategy is looking at other ways it can move away from...