soft drinks

19 Aug 2019
--- Microscopic plastic fibers identified in rainwater samples from the rural Rocky Mountain National Park, further highlighting the ubiquitous nature of plastic fibers and particles - commonly referred to as microplastics.... Read More
14 Aug 2019
--- Coca-Cola bottled water brand DASANI has announced a series of landmark sustainability moves, including the introduction of the HybridBottle. The HybridBottle is Coca-Cola’s first US pack to be made with a mix of 50... Read More
09 Aug 2019
--- The entire sector is talking about digitization and Industry 4.0, but what do these oft-cited terms actually mean for the beverage industry? One thing is clear: the potential is vast. Digital technologies simplify processes,... Read More
01 Aug 2019
--- Coca-Cola Oceania and Coca-Cola Amatil have announced that all plastic bottles smaller than 1-liter and water bottles across all sizes will be made entirely from recycled plastic in New Zealand by the end of the year. These... Read More
31 Jul 2019
--- Aseptic carton supplier SIG has invested €180 million (US$200 million) in a second production plant in Suzhou, China. With capacity utilization at the first plant reportedly “high and rising,” the second... Read More
30 Jul 2019
--- Seventy-two percent of Brits would support a UK-wide deposit return system (DRS) for plastic and glass drinks bottles and aluminum cans, according to a Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) survey. This follows recent... Read More
18 Jul 2019
--- B-Better, a water start-up brand from Unilever’s Future Platform, is launching a range of on-trend water beverages in SIG’s aseptic combidome bottle-shaped carton. SIG’s carton bottle is fully recyclable... Read More
17 Jul 2019
--- BillerudKorsnäs has launched a functional 180° bendable straw made out of paper in collaboration with The Paper Straw Co. The latter will produce the U-Bend straw in Manchester, UK, and the US for individual drink... Read More
10 Jul 2019
--- Natural mineral water brand Valvert in Belgium has today launched its new bottle made entirely from recycled PET (rPET), a first for Nestlé in Europe. This innovation is a step further towards meeting... Read More
09 Jul 2019
--- Aseptic packaging specialist SIG has become “the first in the industry” to produce cartons with ASI-certified aluminum foil. A start-up brand from Unilever’s Future Platform – B-Better – is set... Read More
08 Jul 2019
--- Liquid coffee extract producer Cafeahaus AG has launched Goldbrew – a ready-to-drink (RTD), cold-brewed coffee range in Ardagh’s 250ml slim can on the German market. The range includes “Goldbrew ginger... Read More
03 Jul 2019
--- Liquid packaging supplier Sidel has launched the “world’s lightest” 500ml PET bottle for non-pressurized still water. The ultra-lightness of the X-LITE Still bottle enables customers to optimize packaging... Read More
03 Jul 2019
--- PepsiCo has announced that premium bottled water brand LIFEWTR will be packaged in 100 percent rPET and that bubly sparkling water will no longer be packaged in plastic by 2020. Bubly will instead be packaged in aluminum... Read More
28 Jun 2019
--- Finnish paper-based packaging specialist Huhtamaki has participated in a study to analyze the life-cycle of various types of coffee cups, where it was found that paper cups generally have the lowest carbon footprint.... Read More
18 Jun 2019
--- Coca-Cola has announced that its GLACÉAU smartwater bottles will be made from 100 percent recycled plastic (rPET) by the end of the year in a move that is expected to remove 3,100 tons of virgin plastic from... Read More
18 Jun 2019
--- Dutch supermarket Jumbo is relaunching its 1-liter bottle of fresh orange juice in a 75 percent rPET and 25 percent bio-based plastic bottle. The bottle cap is made of 100 percent transparent and recyclable HDPE. The new,... Read More
05 Jun 2019
--- Ever & Ever, a new aluminum canned water brand, owned by the parent company of Vita Coco – All Market Inc. (AMI) – has been launched in a bid to disrupt the conventional water category which is dominated by... Read More
15 May 2019
--- More than half of the discarded packaging littering UK beaches comes from just a handful of global brands – with Coca-Cola and PepsiCo leading the pack. This is according to findings from conservation charity Surfers... Read More
03 May 2019
--- This summer, Coca-Cola will give consumers the chance to win more than 150,000 exclusive prizes by using their mobile phones to scan the “Sip & Scan” icon on cans and bottles of ice-cold Coke, Coke Zero Sugar... Read More
30 Apr 2019
--- An inventor from the Republic of North Macedonia has designed and patented a lightweight sleeve which can be applied to the top of beverage cans to significantly increase hygiene levels. Patented as “Protective foil of... Read More