Sustainability in Drinks

Sustainability in Drinks

By: Ben Cooper

Every month, Ben Cooper casts his eye over sustainability efforts in the global drinks industry.

Sustainability in Drinks - What Craft is Teaching the Multi-Nationals 27 Mar 2015

Almost by default, the craft sectors within the overall drinks industry have healthier sustainability credentials than their larger peers. Ben Cooper looks at what the smaller, newer players could teach the big boys.

Sustainability in Drinks - Much Work to do on Packaging in the US 26 Feb 2015

When it comes to recycling, the US falls well behind many developed markets. Is it time for companies to pick up the baton in the country? Ben Cooper investigates.

Sustainability in Drinks - Sports Sponsorship in the Spotlight 28 Jan 2015

Sponsorship of sporting events by alcohol companies is once again under intense scrutiny, across a number of countries, and pressure on policymakers to regulate against it is increasing. Ben Cooper delves deeper.

Sustainability in Drinks - Are Roadmaps the Way Forward? 7 Nov 2014

Ben Cooper has stumbled upon a term that crops up time and again when it comes to sustainability.

Sustainability in Drinks - Scoring Points 30 Sep 2014

This month, Ben Cooper considers the need for healthy competition among drinks companies when it comes to driving industry-wide sustainability.

Sustainability in Drinks - Soda Tax Bill Unlikely to be Sweet Success 27 Aug 2014

The use of excise to combat the rise of obesity has long cast a shadow over the global soft drinks industry. Ben Cooper looks at the latest moves, in the US, and considers the likelihood of success for such a proposal.

Sustainability in Drinks - A Changing Wine Landscape 30 Jul 2014

The news this month that Castel has seen its wine operations in Ethiopia bear fruit suggests that the effects of climate change are already taking hold in the wine industry. Ben Cooper investigates.

Sustainability in Drinks - A Big Week in the Year of Sugar 24 Jun 2014

The spotlight in the fight over sugar is on the UK this month. Ben Cooper considers what appears to be an important stage in the battle.

Sustainability in Drinks - Companies Can't Rest on their Laurels 28 May 2014

In this month's look at sustainability issues in the drinks industry, Ben Cooper argues that, however much has been done in the past in this arena. there is always more that can - and should - be done going forward.

Sustainability in Drinks - Let's Spend the Night Together 30 Apr 2014

Sustainability has fast become the buzzword of the global drinks industry. In recognition of this, we welcome Ben Cooper as our latest monthly commentator, to consider the importance of sustainability around the world. Here, Ben considers the need for the two sides of the argument to come together, even if they appear poles apart.