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Coca-Cola Africa Operating Unit Establishes New Platform For Sustainability Initiatives

The Operating Unit, together with its bottling partners, has launched a sustainability platform, called Jamii, in Africa, with the aim of encouraging partners to advance its initiatives. The focus will be to build on past initiatives in water stewardship, waste management and the economic empowerment of women and youth. Efforts will include promoting entrepreneurship by giving access to training, finance and networks; replenishing water used in production by improving water use efficiency and supporting the conservation of natural water resources; and committing to a world without waste with the target of recycling by 2030 the equivalent of 100% of its packaging waste. 

"Coca-Cola launches its new sustainability platform in Africa", Bizcommunity.com, January 17, 2022


AB InBev’s Brazilian Subsidiary Invests In Bottle Recycling Plant

Ambev SA is investing 870 million reais, around US$150 million, to build a facility to make bottles from recycled glass, with operations expected to start in 2025. The plant will use glass shards collected by reverse logistics companies and cooperatives. Ambev expects this process to enable each bottle to be used 20 times or more per year.

"Brazil brewer Ambev to invest $154 mln in recycled bottles factory", Financial Post, January 23, 2022

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Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company Ranked Most Sustainable Beverage Company In Europe

For the eleventh year running, Coca-Cola HBC is a top three most sustainable beverage company in Europe, and this year hit top spot, according to the 2021 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Some of its environmental achievements include 1.8 million tonnes of CO2e saved across the value chain, saving 6.5 billion liters of water in operations during the last 10 years; 98% of goods and raw material sourced from local suppliers; and launching five water brands in 100% rPET bottles in six markets.

"Coca-Cola HBC ranked Europe’s most sustainable Beverage Company", Coca-Cola HBC , February 01, 2022

Products & Brands  

Suntory Announces 100% Plant-Based PET Bottle Prototypes

As part of its goal to use 100% sustainable PET bottles globally by 2030, Suntory Group today announced it had created a prototype PET bottle made from 100% plant-based materials. The prototype has been developed for its best-selling bottled mineral water brand in Japan, Suntory Tennensui, and the Orangina brand in Europe. The innovation is a result of a nearly 10-year partnership with Anellotech, a US-based sustainable technology company. Suntory says it aims to eliminate all petroleum-based virgin plastic from its global PET supply chain and to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across its entire value chain by 2050.

"Suntory Introduces 100% Plant-Based PET Bottle Prototypes", Suntory, December 03, 2021

Carlsberg Says It’s Still Pursuing “Better”

Founder J.C Jacobsen’s purpose for the company when he established it in the 19th century was the “constant pursuit of better”, and Carlsberg says it is continuing that mission today. The company points to a number of ways it is achieving this, such as the 2019 relaunch of Carlsberg Danish Pilsner in the UK, with an improved beer and greener packaging, including the Snap Pack to remove the plastic rings; and it’s partnership with the World Wildlife Fund in supporting work to restore seagrass, a good carbon absorber, along the UK coast, and investment in integrated marketing to raise awareness among consumers.

"Carlsberg Continues In Its Pursuit Of Better Beer", The Morning Advertiser, November 30, 2021

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