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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...

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Latest Interviews

"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

The Coca-Cola Co to reduce shrink wrap in Europe with cardboard replacement 20 Nov 19

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co is to replace shrink wrap on can multipacks in Europe with a "minimalist" cardboard holder.


Coca-Cola European Partners to create Coca-Cola Co's first 100%-recycled-PET market 19 Nov 19

Andy Morton

Coca-Cola European Partners is to pass a new sustainability landmark in beverages next year as it makes Sweden the first country where all Coca-Cola Co plastic bottles are made from 100% recycled plastic.


The Coca-Cola Co to remove more green Sprite bottles with South-East Asia plan 14 Nov 19

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co is to switch the colour of its Sprite packaging in South-East Asia from green to clear to assist recycling.


Coca-Cola HBC targets sparkling brands for next recycled PET push - CEO 13 Nov 19

Andy Morton

Coca-Cola HBC is to drive the amount of recycled PET in its carbonated brands beyond the 50% mark next year, its CEO has told just-drinks.


Asahi, Anheuser Busch-InBev make sustainability stand with wind farm deals 11 Nov 19

Thandie Sibanda

Two of the world's biggest brewers have signed regional agreements to power their breweries with electricity from wind farms.


Heineken eyes global drive after UK plastic rings pledge 8 Nov 19

Andy Morton

A pledge by Heineken's UK unit to reduce plastic waste is the start of a sustainability push that will expand to cover the world, the Dutch brewer has told just-drinks.



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