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Reducing packaging waste presents a huge opportunity for circularity – so let’s seize it

By Tudy Bernier, Senior Policy Manager, UNESDA   For our industry, packaging is a means to an end. Soft drinks companies use a range of different packaging materials and formats to meet different consumer demands and drinking occasions: aluminium, glass, plastics and cartons – and single-serve, multiserve, resealable packaging etc. The EU is now reviewing

Next generation Europe should be green and circular

By Nicholas Hodac, UNESDA Director General The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the essential nature of Europe’s food and drink industry into sharp focus. Despite the challenges of lockdowns and border closures over recent months, the sector has managed to maintain supply and ensure that the EU’s 450 million citizens continue to be fed and refreshed.

EU Farm to Fork Strategy – making healthier diets the easy choice

by Helen Benson, Regulatory Affairs Director, UNESDA The COVID-19 crisis has brought the essential nature of Europe’s food and drink industry into sharp focus. Despite the unprecedented challenges of lockdowns and restrictions on movement across the continent, the food and drink sector has managed to maintain supply and ensure that the EU’s 450 million citizens

From Farm to Fork – the solution is European action

By Nicholas Hodac, Director General, UNESDA The European Commission’s forthcoming Farm to Fork strategy has the chance to provide European society with a comprehensive, EU-wide roadmap to achieve more sustainable food systems by facilitating the shift towards healthy, sustainable diets. The soft drinks industry is keen to continue to play a constructive role in this

Making Europe’s economy circular: the time is now

By Tudy Bernier, Senior Policy Manager, UNESDA We are enthused to have sight of the Commission’s much anticipated Circular Economy Action Plan. The circular economy lies at the very heart of the Commission’s new regenerative growth strategy for Europe and UNESDA is fully committed to supporting the transition. As we embark on this next phase

How acting responsibly is good for business, citizens and the planet

We are delighted to present this next post in our newly launched UNESDA Blog.  Food for thought today comes from our colleague Dirk Jacobs, Deputy Director General of FoodDrinkEurope.  The European soft drinks industry is an active sector within FoodDrinkEurope and is proud to work alongside its food industry peers in driving responsibility and sustainability

From linear to circular – a roadmap for Europe’s soft drinks industry

By Nicholas Hodac, UNESDA Director General Europe’s soft drinks industry is a firm supporter of the circular economy principle outlined in the EU’s Circular Economy Action Plan. Our members have been driving sustainability throughout their value chains for more than 30 years – from reducing and reusing water, energy and raw materials in their production

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