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Your company needs to do more to curb emissions

As 2019 draws to a close, the reviews of the year will surely focus on the upsurge in impassioned concern over climate change, with montages...

Soft drinks and plastic - The unbreakable bond

Have a guess at who said this: "We are the first generation to understand the consequences of our impact on the planet, and the last that ca...

Drinks companies' land use in the spotlight

Ben Cooper looks at how the latest report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will influence drinks manufacturers' greenho...

Sustainability cues offer a marketing opportunity

A strawberry-flavoured vodka made by distilling the discarded whey from cheese-making, an apple vodka flavoured with 14 varietals of "non-GM...

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"In the future, all of our products should be in paper packaging" - Louise Werner, director of future packaging at Pernod Ricard’s The Absolut Co 28 Oct 2019

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard's Absolut vodka division has joined a group of companies including Carlsberg and The Coca-Cola Co to develop paper packaging robust enough to hold beverages. The companies have formed Paboco, a paper bottle company that has just released two prototypes. Earlier this month, just-drinks spoke to Absolut's Louise Werner, director for the future of packaging, to hear how paper bottles could save companies money and help achieve sustainability goals.


"We are already producing Champagne in a climate that's different from our fathers'" - just-drinks speaks to the Comite Champagne 9 Oct 2019

Andy Morton

The Champagne industry prides itself on being at the forefront of the climate change battle, producing in 2001 wine's first report on the effects a warming planet will have on growing and production. This week, Champagne's overseer, the Comité Champagne (CIVC), released its latest sustainability report, revealing that climate change is no longer a prospect on the horizon but is already having an effect on how Champagne is made. Earlier this week, just-drinks sat down with CIVC director of communications Thibaut Le Mailloux to talk about the threat of climate change and what needs to be done to protect Champagne.

Latest News

Nestle commits US$2.1bn to recycled plastic packaging pledge 16 Jan 20

Andy Coyne

Switzerland-based food and beverage giant Nestlé is to invest up to CHF2bn (US$2.1bn) in a shift to recycled plastic packaging.


PepsiCo to fight "severe" climate change threat with US renewables switch 15 Jan 20

Andy Morton

The coming decade will be "critical for the future of our planet's health", according to PepsiCo CEO Ramon Laguarta, as the company announced plans to move to 100% renewable electricity in the US.


Destilería Serrallés dodges Puerto Rico earthquakes as rum production kicks on 13 Jan 20

Olly Wehring

Destilería Serrallés has restarted its rum production after earthquakes hit the group’s home island of Puerto Rico.


California looks to include producers in new recycling bill - report 13 Jan 20

Andy Morton

Authorities in California are proposing a new recycling system that could make soft drink and alcohol producers responsible for each can or bottle they produce, according to a report.


Anheuser-Busch InBev gives Budweiser name to Spanish solar farm in renewable energy move 9 Jan 20

Lucy Britner

Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced a pan-European solar power deal that will include a solar-energy park named after flagship beer Budweiser.


Australia counts "devastating" cost to wineries as bushfires threaten 1,500 hectares of vineyards 7 Jan 20

Andy Morton

Australian bushfires have caused "devastating" damage to a number of wineries, an industry figure has said.



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