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Recycling plan will lead the way - Coca-Cola

The Coca-Cola Co has said a new strategy in Western Europe to reduce packaging waste will act as a template for a global initiative, due to...

Plastic, hacking, anxiety and fake news - Trends

Earlier this week, research firm Mintel outlined four trends it believes will impact consumers in Europe next year....

Drinks companies are failing the water test

In the second part of this month's Sustainability Spotlight, Ben Cooper continues his review of the findings from a new report from Ceres on...

Is your company failing the water management test?

The beverage sector's performance on water stewardship has come under close scrutiny with the publication of a new report from sustainabilit...

Latest Interviews

"It's a slightly false choice to say that it is us or Jameson" - Interview, William Grant & Sons CEO Simon Hunt and Tullamore Dew global brand director Caspar MacRae 1 Nov 2017

Andy Morton

Last month, William Grant & Sons opened a new grain distillery and bottling plant at its Tullamore Dew site. The ceremony, held on a rainswept afternoon in central Ireland, was one of the final stages in William Grant's Irish whiskey venture, launched when it bought the Tullamore Dew brand in 2010.


Coca-Cola Co's global water stewardship director, Greg Koch - Interview 30 Sep 2016

Ben Cooper

In achieving its goal to replenish water equivalent to its 2015 sales volumes "back to nature and communities", Coca-Cola gave itself a compelling sustainability story to tell consumers. Greg Koch, senior director of Global Water Stewardship at Coca-Cola, spoke with Ben Cooper about what "replenishment" means, and why getting the minutiae of the methodology right is so important.

Latest News

Leading brewers joust over water efficiency as Molson Coors sets new target 8 Nov 17

Andy Morton

Molson Coors is aiming to undercut its brewing rivals on water management by unveiling new efficiency targets that go further than those set by Heineken and Anheuser-Busch InBev.


Nestlé Waters expands water conservation plan 25 Oct 17

Andy Morton

Nestlé Waters has signed up 16 more of its global bottling plants to an industry-led water conservation scheme.


Destilería Serrallés restarts operations after Hurricane Maria 24 Oct 17

Lucy Britner

Destilería Serrallés, producer of Don Q rum, has resumed production in Puerto Rico following last month's Hurricane Maria. 


Coca-Cola European Partners backs "well-designed" UK bottle deposit scheme - report 17 Oct 17

Andy Morton

Coca-Cola European Partners has added more colour to its decision to support a UK bottle deposit scheme, according to a report.


UK plastic waste policy needs reform - British Soft Drinks Association president 12 Oct 17

Andy Morton

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.


California wildfires - just-drinks Live Blog 12 Oct 17

Andy Morton

Wildfires in California are threatening vineyards in the Napa and Sonoma wine-growing regions. We'll keep you up to date with the latest news as firefighters tackle blazes fuelled by high winds.

Latest blogs

Drinking & Driving? Ford and Jose Cuervo's Tequila cars 19 Jul 16

Lucy Britner

A couple of months ago, US-based Saltwater Brewery developed 'edible six-pack rings' in an effort to curb threats to wildlife.


Are you fodmap-compliant? The latest health fad uncovered 23 Nov 15

Andy Morton

Forget gluten-free. Fodmaps are the latest food trend, and if you work in the soft drinks industry it is important to know where you stand with them.

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