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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

Gruppo Campari CEO casts doubt on plastic straw ban - just-drinks exclusive 19 Jan 18

Andy Morton

The CEO of Gruppo Campari, Bob Kunze-Concewitz, has questioned moves by Diageo and Pernod Ricard to ban plastic straws in a bid to cut waste.


Danone's Evian to go "circular" with 100% recycled plastic for bottles 18 Jan 18

Olly Wehring

Danone has announced plans to move all the PET bottles used for its Evian brand to be made from recycled plastic by 2025.


Anheuser-Busch InBev partners Water.org, Matt Damon in Stella Artois Super Bowl push - video 17 Jan 18

Lucy Britner

Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced a return to the Super Bowl this year for its Stella Artois brand, in a campaign featuring actor and water charity co-founder Matt Damon.


SodaStream knocks 80% off Fizzi unit price to support UK Government plastics pledge 16 Jan 18

Lucy Britner

SodaStream has reduced the price of one of its water carbonation units in the UK as it looks to capitalise on the Government's plans to reduce plastics in the country.


UK Government announces anti-plastics measures as more drinks companies ban straws 12 Jan 18

Lucy Britner

The UK's Prime Minister has outlined plans to crack down on plastics and introduce more water fountains, as part of the Government's pledge to eliminate avoidable plastic waste.


Bordeaux wines contain three times fewer pesticides than in 2013 - research 3 Jan 18

Stuart Todd

Pesticide levels in wines from the French region of Bordeaux have decreased markedly, according to a recent study in the country.

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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