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PepsiCo completes SodaStream acquisition

PepsiCo completes SodaStream acquisition

By Rachel Arthur

PepsiCo has completed its acquisition of SodaStream International: highlighting how the latter can help progress a shared goal of reducing plastic waste.

“Recycling is not the solution because we know that a very high percentage of plastic waste is not being recycled.

'By making this acquisition, PepsiCo is making a very strong statement about reduction of plastic'

SodaStream talks PepsiCo deal and eliminating plastic packaging in 2019

By Beth Newhart

In August PepsiCo announced it will acquire SodaStream, and since then SodaStream has continued to grow. And while the acquisition may make a 'strong statement' about plastic reduction, SodaStream says this isn't just about two companies:...

Pic:getty/smartboy10

UK to introduce plastic packaging tax

By Rachel Arthur

The UK is planning to introduce a ‘world-leading’ tax on plastic packaging in 2022: applying to all single use plastic packaging that doesn’t include at least 30% recycled content.

Shaping the bottle of the future. Pic:getty/antonikhr

The quest for the most sustainable beverage packaging

By Rachel Arthur

Drinks should only be put on the market in the most sustainable option available – packaging that can be recycled and reused, but also has the lowest environmental impact overall, according to a vision set out by a University of Cambridge report. But...

Frontier Label uses stone paper and recycled beach plastic in its products to cut down on environmental strain.

The straw law flaw: What more can be done?

By Beth Newhart

The banning of single-use plastic straws gained a lot of traction across the US this summer, with major companies like Starbucks, McDonald’s and Disney at the forefront. But experts say straws are just the ‘tip of the iceberg’ and brands could be doing...

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.

Highland Spring's new 'eco bottle'

Highland Spring trials 100% rPET bottle

By Rachel Arthur

Natural source water brand Highland Spring is trialing a 100% rPET bottle in the UK, and will use the trial to gain insight into consumer perception of recycled plastics.

Picture: Getty/Roman Babakin

EU policy proposal cracks down on single use plastics

By Joseph James Whitworth

The European Commission has proposed rules to cut use of single use plastics including a ban on cutlery, straws and drink stirrers and reduced use of food containers and drinks cups.

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