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Why the plastic crisis is bigger than Brexit

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Latest Interviews

"In sustainability, innovation could make a big gain" - just-drinks speaks to Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito - Part II 22 Mar 2018

Olly Wehring

Earlier this week, Anheuser-Busch InBev unveiled its latest set of sustainability targets, with 2025 set as the deadline for the brewer to achieve its aims. In the second part of our subsequent interview with group CEO Carlos Brito, we look at what shareholders are telling him about the role of sustainability. We also discuss some of the latest pledges and consider how A-B InBev hopes to engage with consumers on sustainability.

"We manage the company efficiently, because we're the owners" - just-drinks speaks to Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito - Part I 21 Mar 2018

Olly Wehring

Today, Anheuser-Busch InBev unveiled its latest set of sustainability targets, with 2025 set as the deadline for the brewer to achieve its aims. Prior to the launch, just-drinks spoke to group CEO Carlos Brito about the part sustainability plays in a company the size of A-B InBev.

Latest News

The Coca-Cola Co ramps up recycling in Africa with US$38m push 19 Mar 19

Lucy Britner

The Coca-Cola Co has announced new collection and recycling plans for PET plastic across Southern and East Africa.

Coca-Cola Co's plastic packaging output dwarfs FMCG rivals 14 Mar 19

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co produces almost twice as much plastic packaging as food giant Nestle, it has revealed as part of a commitment to reduce waste.

Isle of Wight Distillery highlights environmentally-friendly pack in Mermaid Gin redesign 13 Mar 19

Lucy Britner

Isle of Wight Distillery has repackaged its gin brand as it looks to better reflect premium credentials and increase recyclability.

Carlton & United Breweries scraps six-pack rings 13 Mar 19

Lucy Britner

Carlton & United Breweries, the Australian unit of Anheuser-Busch InBev, has scrapped the use of more plastic six-pack rings as it looks to make products sustainable.

Coca-Cola Amatil switches to sustainable sugar in Australia 28 Feb 19

Lucy Britner

Coca-Cola Amatil has moved to source sugar for part of its portfolio from sustainable growers.

PepsiCo to invest in packaging-free beverages 21 Feb 19

Andy Morton

PepsiCo is looking "beyond the bottle" to beverages that require zero packaging, according to CEO Ramon Laguarta.

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