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Over 60% of soft drinks sold in Norway in 2020 are sugar-free

Today Bryggeriforeningen, the Norwegian Beer and Soft Drinks Producers association, announced that so far in 2020, over 60 percent of the soft drinks consumed in Norway have been sugar-free. “We have delivered’’, said Hege Ramseng, head of communications at the Norwegian association. “The industry in Norway has worked systematically on product development and campaigns. It

Farm to Fork Strategy is released

The EU Farm to Fork Strategy is out. It sets a roadmap for delivering sustainable production and consumption and we look forward to reading it in detail and engaging with all stakeholders in the future. Our industry welcomes EU-wide approaches that are evidence-based, continue to place food safety centre stage, and also secure the competitiveness

Soft drinks industry publishes position paper on Circular Economy Action Plan

UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe has published its position paper on the EU Circular Economy Action Plan today. The sector supports the Commission’s agenda to accelerate the transition towards a green economy and is itself taking a range of actions to achieve full circularity – including improving the recyclability of its packaging, using more recycled content

UNESDA joins ‘Close the Glass Loop’ platform

2 April 2020; UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe has joined the Close the Glass Loop platform, the European ambition to collect glass more and better, together, led by FEVE, the European Container Glass Federation. With its mission of achieving an EU average 90% ‘collection for recycling’ rate by 2030, as a milestone towards a 100% collection

UNESDA comments submitted to European Commission Farm to Fork consultation

Today UNESDA submitted comments to the European Commission’s consultation on its Roadmap for the new EU ‘Farm-to-Fork’ strategy.  Europe’s soft drinks industry is keen to play a constructive role in the transition to more sustainable food systems and in facilitating the shift towards healthy and sustainable diets. Our submission focuses on some of the key

UNESDA position on Roadmap on New Circular Economy Action Plan

UNESDA – Soft Drinks Europe is calling for Roadmap on New Circular Economy Action Plan to build on existing EU legislations to accelerate the transition towards a circular model while ensuring legal and regulatory stability UNESDA sent comments on the Roadmap for the new Circular Economy Action Plan. It underlined in particular the need to:

European soft drinks industry welcomes EU Green Deal in working towards a carbon neutral Europe

We welcome the EU Green Deal UNESDA member companies have been driving sustainability throughout their value chain for the past 30 years and we fully support the EU Green Deal and its ambition of making Europe the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050.  We agree that achieving a circular economy requires the full mobilisation of

Sustainable and responsible – how we are walking the talk

Europe’s soft drinks industry is embracing sustainability and responsibility, UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe’s Nicholas Hodac explains. https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/articles/partner_article/unesda-union-european-soft-drinks-associations/how-soft-drinks-industry-0#.XeZErMDvK9w.twitter

UNESDA appoints Nicholas Hodac as Director General

Brussels, 24 September 2019; UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe has appointed Nicholas Hodac as Director General. He will take up his role on 14th October. Nicholas joins UNESDA having spent the past six years at IBM as EU Government and Regulatory Affairs Executive. He previously held positions as Head of the Brussels EU Affairs Office for

UNESDA co-signs Circular Plastics Alliance Declaration

Brussels, 20 September 2019 Today, UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe co-signed the Circular Plastics Alliance Declaration at a launch event held in the presence of Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans and representatives from across the value chain. UNESDA joined other stakeholders in co-signing the Declaration which commits signatories to the Commission objective of having 10 million tons