In its 2019 Retail and Sustainability Survey, New York-based CGS, a global provider of business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services, noted that more than two-thirds of the 1,000 Americans surveyed consider sustainability when purchasing products.
Bottled water brand to add 3-litter packaging option for home use
March 16, 2020
Los Angeles-based Icelandic Glacial announced a multifaceted sustainability initiative that includes plastic reduction and new packaging innovation. By 2021, Icelandic Glacial plans to use 50 percent post-consumer recycled plastic (rPET) in its PET packaging and offer its still and sparkling varieties in aluminum cans. The company also will introduce a new 3-liter packaging option for the refrigerator or counter along with a 20-liter packaging option for foodservice.
Blue Marble Cocktails has recently released nine different mixed drinks, including classics like the Mojito, Moscow Mule and Greyhound, which use ultra-premium distilled spirits, all-natural juices and handmade syrups.
Beverage brand to transition to 100% recycled, recyclable plastic bottles
February 26, 2020
REBBL, Emeryville, Calif., announced a transition to 100 percent recycled and recyclable plastic bottles. The plant-based beverage brand’s new Green Packaging Initiative applies to all of its 12-ounce drinks.
New package size available online now, retailers in Q1
January 28, 2020
Boxed Water Is Better, Holland, Mich., announced it will add a 330-ml size to its line of water packaged in 100 percent recyclable and paper-based cartons. The current product assortment is available in 250-ml, 500-ml and 1-liter boxes that are packed in six-pack, 12-pack and 24-pack configurations.
In an age where sustainability, recyclability and reusability are not just buzzwords to protect the earth, beverage manufacturers are “reading the signs” and stepping up their actions when it comes to reusing materials and reducing packaging waste.
A lot is brewing in the March 2020 issue, from cold-brew coffee to craft beer. Check out our cover story to learn the latest about the $300 million merger that brought the Boston Beer Co. and Dogfish Head together. Our Beverage RD article uncovers the latest trends in sweeteners, while readers can get Up Close With OWYN (Only What You Need). Our Ingredient Spotlight highlights innovations in the utilization of coffee as a flavorful, functional ingredient. And our 2020 Beer Market Report is a hefty pour that you won’t want to miss. You’ll also see the latests in new products, suppliers and more. This issue is good to the last drop. Thirsty for more? Subscribe to get the latest stories delivered right to your inbox. Check back throughout the month for additional content.
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