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How important is the plastic crisis? More important than Brexit - Sustainability Spotlight

20 Feb 2019

Public policy and corporate action in relation to plastic packaging were always likely to remain much-discussed topics in 2019. Less than two months into the year, this is proving to be the case. Ben Cooper reports.

Will 2018 be the year we solve the plastic problem? – Sustainability Spotlight

13 Feb 2018

Earlier this month, just-drinks talked to Evian global brand director Patricia Oliva about the water brand's recent commitment to make all its bottles from recycled plastic by 2025. Here, sustainability editor Ben Cooper considers how Evian's move underlines the increased attention being focused on plastics recycling. Ben also flags up some other sustainability hotspots for the coming year.

UK plastic waste policy needs reform - British Soft Drinks Association president

12 Oct 2017

The president of the British Soft Drinks Association has criticised the UK government's waste policy, saying industry must not be left to "pick up the bill" over plastic littering.

Why is the soft drinks sector losing the recycling game? - Sustainability Spotlight

19 Apr 2017

A recent report from Greenpeace has condemned the world's largest soft drinks producers for not doing enough to address ocean pollution caused by plastic bottles. The report is particularly critical of the lack of progress on bottle re-use, which suggests to Ben Cooper that this may have to feature more prominently in sustainability strategies if further damaging criticism is to be avoided.

Sugar tax risks 4,000 jobs - UK soft drinks industry

12 Aug 2016

The British soft drinks industry has warned that the UK sugar tax could cost the country up to 4,000 jobs.

UK politicians recommend soft drinks 'sugar tax'

30 Nov 2015

The UK Government's Health Committee has recommended a tax on full-sugar drinks in the country.

Sustainability in Drinks - Momentum Shifting on Soda Taxes

31 Jul 2015

The publication of research into the impact of Mexico's soda tax and reports by the UK Government's Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition and the British Medical Association have again put soda taxes in the spotlight. Ben Cooper reports

No sugary drinks for children, says UK health body

17 Jul 2015

A major UK government health agency has called on parents to remove all sugar-sweetened soft drinks from their children's diets.

Soft drinks industry rails against '184,000 deaths' claim

6 Jul 2015

National soft drinks representatives have branded a global report that blames the industry for 184,000 deaths a year as inaccurate.

just a While Ago - On 19 May in...

19 May 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...

Harding named as British Soft Drinks Association president

29 Apr 2015

Lucozade Ribena Suntory COO Peter Harding has been elected as the new president of the British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA).

just a While Ago - On 27 April in...

27 Apr 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...

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.

UK soft drinks industry tells sugar critics to "bring it on"

7 Oct 2014

The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) has urged health critics to “bring it on”, saying the industry has nothing to hide over sugar content.

UK: BSDA questions tap water survey of schoolchildren

8 Jul 2013

The trade body for the UK's bottled water industry has criticised the results of a consumer survey in the country, commissioned by the producer of a collapsible bottle designed to store tap water.

UK: BSDA questions tap water survey of schoolchildren

8 Jul 2013

The trade body for the UK's bottled water industry has criticised the results of a consumer survey in the country, commissioned by the producer of a collapsible bottle designed to store tap water.

UK: School bans energy drinks over learning fears - report

21 Jun 2013

A UK school has banned energy drinks over fears they are interfering with learning, according to a report.

UK: School bans energy drinks over learning fears - report

21 Jun 2013

A UK school has banned energy drinks over fears they are interfering with learning, according to a report.

Sustainability in Soft Drinks & Water - Part II - Collaboration with Suppliers

19 Jun 2013

The second part of this month's management briefing, which focuses on the soft drinks and bottled water category, looks at the relationship between producers and their suppliers.

Sustainability in Soft Drinks & Water - Part II - Collaboration with Suppliers

19 Jun 2013

The second part of this month's management briefing, which focuses on the soft drinks and bottled water category, looks at the relationship between producers and their suppliers.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Olympic Tension for Sports Drinks

21 Aug 2012

The flags have been folded away, the medals handed out and the Olympic flag handed to the Mayor of Rio: London 2012 is over and Richard Corbett, like many, enjoyed it. But, did sports drinks producers get as much from the Olympics as he did?

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Olympic Tension for Sports Drinks

21 Aug 2012

The flags have been folded away, the medals handed out and the Olympic flag handed to the Mayor of Rio: London 2012 is over and Richard Corbett, like many, enjoyed it. But, did sports drinks producers get as much from the Olympics as he did?

US/UK: Sports drinks study has "clear bias", claims American Beverage Association

9 Aug 2012

The American Beverage Association (ABA) has claimed that a high profile study questioning the benefits of sports drinks displays a "clear bias" by overlooking previous research.

The Future for Drinks - Part I: Functionality, Health, Individualisation to Reign

29 Sep 2011

In part one of this month's management briefing, MJ Deschamps considers the roles that functionality, health and wellness and technology will play in shaping the consumer - and his beverage choices - in the future.

Drinks Retail – Part IV: The Data

30 Jun 2011

To round off this month's management briefing on the retail landscape for drinks, we have a wealth of data for you to enjoy.

October 2010 Management Briefing – Drinks Packaging - Part II

22 Oct 2010

Drinks packaging recycling becoming increasingly common worldwide

October 2010 Management Briefing – Drinks Packaging - Part II

22 Oct 2010

Drinks packaging recycling becoming increasingly common worldwide

July/August Management Briefing - The Private-Label Drinks Market - Part III

30 Jul 2010

Retailers benefit from quality private-label drinks reputation What is the attraction of drinks’ own brands or private labels for the retailers? After all, if consumers are happy with commercial ‘national’ brands then retailers can make money. “They exist because supermarkets are trying to build their supermarket values and their own relationship with their customers,” says Richard Hall, chairman and founder of international food and drink consultants Zenith International.

GLOBAL: GSK creates role for global Lucozade, Ribena push

16 Nov 2009

GlaxoSmithKline has confirmed the creation of an executive position in its nutritional healthcare division to help increase the presence of its soft drinks brands around the world.

The View from A Farr - Fighting against the Fat Tax

20 Oct 2009

There's no doubt what's currently exercising the minds of beverage executives in the US - the threat of a Federal CSD tax. Now that President Obama has said the idea is worth investigating the ante has been upped and the industry's leading companies are aggressively fighting their corner – and, argues Annette Farr, with justification.

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