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Beverage industry needs priority access to its recycled plastic material to close the bottle loop and accelerate the transition to a more circular economy

The non-alcoholic beverage industry, represented by the European Fruit Juice Association (AIJN), Natural Mineral Waters Europe (NMWE) and UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe, calls on the European Commission for “priority access” to its recycled plastic (PET) material, or a similar mechanism that guarantees “right of first refusal”, to be incorporated in the upcoming revision of the

UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe joins three other leading PET value chain trade associations to call on the European Commission to speed up the authorisation recycling processes for PET food contact applications

Leading PET value chain Trade Associations, namely Committee of PET Manufacturers Europe (CPME), Natural Mineral Waters Europe (NMWE), PETCORE Europe, Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) and UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe, recently addressed Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans expressing concerns for the slow procedure on the authorisation of recycling processes for PET in food contact applications. Regulation 282/2008

UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe submits its commitments to the EU Code of Conduct on responsible business and marketing practices

On the occasion of the launch of the EU code of conduct on responsible food business and marketing practices, UNESDA, representing Europe’s soft drinks industry, submitted its commitments to the EU Code of Conduct, underlining the need for the European Commission to create an enabling framework that helps achieve the goals of UNESDA’s commitments. UNESDA’s

UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe announces new commitment to reduce average added sugars in its beverages by another 10% across Europe

On the occasion of its 63rd anniversary, UNESDA, representing Europe’s soft drinks industry, has announced new and enhanced health and nutrition commitments to continue to help Europeans manage their intake of added sugars from soft drinks. At a time of evolving consumer preferences and increasing public health expectations, these commitments are the industry’s contribution to making

UNESDA responds to an EU consultation on a roadmap to improve education for environmental sustainability

UNESDA sent its response to the European Commission’s consultation on a roadmap on education for environmental sustainability. With this contribution, UNESDA highlights Europe’s soft drinks industry’s focus on education on recycling, the need for stakeholder collaboration and the role of the consumer in participating to a circular economy. We support fully the objectives of the

Major European hospitality industry stakeholders call for stronger focus by the EU institutions on the sector’s recovery

11 associations and trade unions representing the European hospitality industry and its value chain warmly welcome this week’s discussions at EU level on the survival of the sector. COVID-19 severely impacted the hospitality industry and its value chain, with establishments being forced to shut down at short notice as part of the collective fight against

UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe announces new Circular Packaging Vision 2030

Today, UNESDA announced its new Circular Packaging Vision 2030 which aims to achieve full circularity of our beverage packaging (plastic, aluminium and glass) by 2030. Our sector wants to demonstrate its responsibility and commitment to accelerating the transition to a circular economy. Beverage packaging can be fully circular and has a central role to play

The hospitality sector and its value chain calls upon the EU institutions to set up a structured dialogue to discuss the impact of COVID19 and its recovery

UNESDA calls, together with other actors in the hospitality sector and its value chain, for a structured dialogue with the European institutions to discuss the impact of the COVID19 pandemic and develop a roadmap towards recovery. The core objective is to create some predictability for the hospitality sector and its supply chain, through a safe,

UNESDA submits its official response to the EU public consultation on reducing packaging waste – review of rules

UNESDA sent its response to the EU consultation on the review of packaging waste rules. The Commission is planning to review the requirements on packaging and packaging waste in the EU, including by promoting reuse and recycling, increase recycled content in package and reducing packaging waste. UNESDA contribution aims to address a number of the

UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe announces new President, Ian Ellington of PepsiCo Europe assumes role as of January 2021

Ian Ellington, SVP and Chief Category Officer, PepsiCo Europe, has been elected president of UNESDA, Soft Drinks Europe, representing the non-alcoholic drinks industry in Europe.  He takes up his two-year mandate from 1 January 2021. Assuming the presidency from Tim Brett of The Coca-Cola Company, Mr Ellington acknowledged that UNESDA faced a full agenda over