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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.

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‘The craft beer revolution has spread across the continent’

European craft brewers unite to form The Independent Brewers of Europe

By Rachel Arthur

Craft brewing organisations from nine European countries are working towards the formation of the Independent Brewers of Europe, an organisation which will promote and advance the mutual interests of their members with European institutions and the media....

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Britvic now powered by 100% renewable electricity

By Rachel Arthur

Soft drinks company Britvic has this month switched to 100% renewable electricity for all its sites in Great Britain: saving more than 17,000 tonnes of CO2e per year, the equivalent to taking more than 3,300 cars off the road.

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...

Cacao, Cafe Mocha and Original will be available exclusively on Amazon.co.uk starting September 18.

Soylent ‘cult following’ in the US leads to UK launch

By Beth Newhart

Popular meal replacement drink Soylent launches in the UK this week, hoping to capitalize on its US success with its first global expansion. With research showing that skipping meals is becoming more commonplace in the UK, Soylent believes it can fill...

Global Brands has decided not to compromise on the natural credentials of its Franklin & Sons brand; even if it means incurring a tax for containing sugar. Pic:getty/kirisa99

Guest article: industry voices

Why the sugar tax falls flat

By Mark James, Group Managing Director, Global Brands

We need to stop trying to solve problems with taxes, says Mark James, Group Managing Director at UK drinks company Global Brands.

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