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Sustainability and the on-premise - trends

Sustainability in the on-premise started with outlawing the plastic straw. Now, it is evolving into a much bigger concept, thanks to industr...

How sustainability can connect with consumers

In late-July, Coca-Cola European Partners unveiled an increased 2020 target for recycled content in its plastic bottles in the UK. just-drin...

Interview - Carlsberg's sustainability director

Last month, Carlsberg unveiled ambitious long-term sustainability targets, including a commitment to achieve zero carbon emissions from its...

What US's Paris climate deal exit means for drinks

Last month, Donald Trump followed through on his campaign pledge to pull the US out of the Paris climate accord. Ben Cooper looks at how the...

Latest Interviews

Coca-Cola's water stewardship director - 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.


just The Answer - Heineken Ethiopia GM 14 Mar 2013

Andy Morton

Heineken last week announced plans to build a 1.5m-litre capacity brewery in Ethiopia, which, with the second-largest population in Africa, is a major focus for international brewers.

Latest News

Nestle Waters launches recycling labels in US 10 Aug 17

Lucy Britner

Nestle Waters' North American unit is set to add recycling instructions to the labels of its bottled water brands in the US.


PepsiCo joins recycling push with new partnership 31 Jul 17

Andy Morton

PepsiCo has pledged to address low recycling rates in the US in a new partnership with a non-profit group.


Coca-Cola Co makes Canadian production investment 13 Jul 17

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co’s Canada unit is to increase production by almost a third at its Montreal plant with a CAD30m (US$24m) investment in new equipment.


Coca-Cola UK makes pledge amid plastic pressure 12 Jul 17

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co’s UK unit has pledged to double the recycled plastic content in all of its bottles to 50% by 2020.


Kirin rolls out Lion accelerator programme in Aus 19 Jun 17

Andy Morton

Kirin Breweries' Australian unit, Lion, is offering start-ups in the country AUD50,000 (US$38,000) to help uncover the next disruptive innovation in beer.


Carlsberg aims for zero carbon emissions by 2030 15 Jun 17

Lucy Britner

Carlsberg has said it plans to eliminate carbon emissions and halve water usage across all of its breweries by 2030.

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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