USA – American multinational food, snack, and beverage corporation PepsiCo has introduced a new addition to its SodaStream‘s portfolio of sparkling water makers, called the Art.
The Art just like its sparkling water maker peers forces carbon dioxide (CO2) gas (stored under pressure in a cylinder) into water, making it sparkling (fizzy).
Its primary design includes a machine, a carbon dioxide cylinder, and one or more reusable beverage bottles.
Apart from these features, the Art also comes equipped with Sodastream’s new Quick Connect technology for an easy cylinder insertion and comes with a BPA free one-litre reusable bottle, saving single-use plastic bottles.
According to the company, the machine features a “slim silhouette, retro design, stainless-steel trim and a unique carbonating lever”.
“We really enjoyed designing the Art and believe it will be a showstopper in any kitchen,” said Mark Fenton, general manager at SodaStream US.
“In addition to the new, sophisticated look, consumers can rely on the ease-of-use and…quality they have come to know and love with SodaStream.”
SodaStream the Art is available in black and white at Bed Bath & Beyond retailers for $129.99, with the addition of two more colours, misty blue and mandarin red, coming in March via “other retailers nationwide”.
Coffee Mocha added to Coca-Cola’s flavours range
Meanwhile, Atlanta-based beverage giant Coca-Cola has added Coffee Mocha to its extensive Coca-Cola Flavours range.
The newest launch incorporates the Coca-Cola taste infused with a rich coffee flavour. The new flavour will join the already available Dark Blend, Vanilla, Caramel and Vanilla Zero Sugar offerings.
The addition will be debuted alongside Coca-Cola Flavour’s new look which features vibrant coloured cans and a bold logo positioned at the top of the packaging that “brings a modern edge to the same great tastes”.
The rollout of the new flavours packaging includes all Coca-Cola and Coke Zero Sugar Flavours and variants, including Coca-Cola Cherry, Coca-Cola Vanilla, Coca-Cola Cherry Vanilla, and their zero sugar and calorie-free counterparts.
Earlier, more than 70 businesses, including Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, signed an open letter calling for the UN to implement a global pact that includes reductions in plastic pollution as well as increased recycling.
The call to action comes ahead of the UN’s Environment Assembly conference, which is taking place in Nairobi from 28 February.
Signatories to the joint statement are recommending that the UN implements a legally binding treaty which would also set targets for reducing plastic production in the first instance.
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