On October 29, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Keurig Dr Pepper announced a joint US initiative organized by the American Beverage Association to reduce plastic waste from bottles. The program, called “Every Bottle Back,” will incorporate expertise from the World Wildlife Fund, the Recycling Partnership and Closed Loop Partners, according to the ABA. A key pillar of the initiative will be to reduce the use of new plastic for beverage packaging. Progress toward that goal will be measured with a tracking tool being developed by the World Wildlife Fund. BD wanted to know more about the tool, so we spoke to WWF Materials Lead Alix Grabowski.
American Beverage Association to Host Advocacy Summit to Celebrate 100 Years
October 1, 2019
Late next month, the American Beverage Association will host member executives from across the US non-alcoholic beverage industry for an advocacy summit and celebration to mark the organization’s 100th anniversary. The three-day event will include a rare panel...
PepsiCo announced accelerated plastic waste reduction efforts last month, including a new 2025 target to cut the company’s use of virgin plastic for packaging by 35%. Such targets are becoming more critical for beverage makers as consumer backlash against single-use plastic grows. In addition
‘It Will Just Escalate and Never Go Away.’ ‘We’re Actually Coming Around to the Notion.’
August 9, 2019
Plastic packaging waste may now pose the single-biggest risk to profitability for the global beverage industry. Some US industry leaders have suggested behind the scenes that a national per-package fee could help fund solutions faster. But would such a proposal ever fly among some of those who will be most affected – independent US Coca-Cola and PepsiCo bottlers? To find out, BD asked...
On May 31, the US Food & Drug Administration held its first public hearing on the regulation of cannabidiol, known more commonly as CBD. The ingredient is at the center of a burgeoning functional beverage category in the US and abroad. Here are the key takeaways from the FDA hearing...
Last month, Freedom Leaf Health, a publicly-traded developer of hemp-based CBD products and ingredients, announced a new water-soluble hemp extract for beverages under its IrieCBD brand. This Q&A with Garrett Wood, IrieCBD's product development and sales manager, will take the mystery out of CBD for beverages.