PepsiCo India to reduce salt in snacks and pilot 100% plant-based packaging

INDIA - PepsiCo India has said it will reduce salt content in 75% of its snacks by 2025 as it looks to pilot 100% compostable, plant-based packaging for its popular brands in India this year. The food and beverages company is planning to cut the sodium content in its Lay’s snacks by 13-15% in line with…

FrieslandCampina to invest US$12.7m in Nigeria and use 100% locally sourced milk

NIGERIA - FrieslandCampina, the Netherlands based Dutch multinational has pledged to invest about US$12.78 million in a “ready-to-drink project, using 100% locally sourced milk.” According to the Beverage Industry news, the dairy cooperative will enhance continuous training for dairy farmers, and provision of fortified milk for school pupils. The commitments were made in a joint…

PepsiCo India commits to collecting and recycling plastic in Maharashtra state

INDIA - PepsiCo India has announced plans to extend producer responsibility of the government by collecting and recycling PET plastic waste generated in the Maharashtra state. The company said this in line with its commitment to the government's vision and focus on addressing the issue of plastic waste in a sustainable manner. PepsiCo has also…

Bacardi partners with Lonely Whale to eliminate single-use plastics straws by 2020

USA - Family-owned Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world and Lonely Whale, the award-winning non-profit dedicated to bringing change to ocean health, have joined forces to eliminate single-use plastic straws by 2020. According to Bacardi, this is a commitment to review its global supply chain, with the aim of removing…

Starbucks plans to ditch single-use plastic straws by 2020

USA - The American coffee company, Starbucks Corp has said it will eliminate single-use plastic straws from its coffeehouses globally by 2020 and in return offer recyclable strawless lids and alternative-material straws, like paper or compostable plastic. The coffee chain which operates more than 28,000 coffeehouses is seeking to remove about 1 billion plastic straws…

Coca-Cola Nigeria to use 50% recycled packaging by 2030

NIGERIA - Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), the sole bottler of Coca-Cola products in Nigeria has announced a commitment to use an average of 50% recycled content in its bottled drinks packaging by 2030. According to NBC Legal, Public Affairs and Communications Director Sade Morgan, the company was also working on developing plant-based resins, and reducing…

Tetra Pak achieves 50% renewable electricity consumption since RE100 commitment​

​SWITZERLAND - Tetra Pak, a multinational packaging company, has obtained half of its global electricity supply from renewable sources, putting the company firmly on course to meet its RE100 commitment of using only renewable electricity across all global operations by 2030. RE100 is a global, collaborative business initiative led by The Climate Group in partnership…

Nestle’s new wind farm to help meet renewable energy goals in UK and Ireland

UK - The Swiss food and drink conglomerate, Nestle SA has opened a new wind farm at Sanquhar in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland to power half of its UK and Ireland factories using renewable energy. According to Nestle, the facility is a nine turbine wind farm with the ability to generate 125 gigawatt hours of…

Emmi to cut its global CO2 emissions by 25% by 2020

SWITZERLAND - Emmi Group, the Swiss milk processor and dairy products company aims to reduce its global CO₂ emissions by 25% by 2020 as it benefits from the progress of its Swiss subsidiary Mittelland Molkerei. Emmi acquired the remaining 40% share in the Swiss dairy Mittelland Molkerei from the investment firm of the Mittelland Milk…

AB InBev’s Accra Brewery commits to recycling PET bottles

GHANA - Accra Brewery Limited (ABL), Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev’s subsidiary has announced plans to focus more on solutions for the recycling of its Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles, reported Ghana News Agency (GNA). This follows a successful separation between the brewery and Voltic Ghana, a manufacturer of natural mineral water brand. Before the separation of the…