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Tea’s up at Wessanen in Beaminster. Left to right: Tony Buckton and Daniel Parr from Wessanen UK with Piet Honig, Piramide brand manager for Wessanen

Wessanen brews up extra tea capacity in Dorset

By Michelle Perrett

Wessanen, the food company that owns Clipper Teas, has invested £1.25M in new equipment for its tea factory in Beaminster, Dorset, allowing it to manufacture all of its tea brands from a single site.

Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to cut all avoidable plastic waste within 25 years

Food leaders hail Prime Minister’s environmental plan

By Mike Stones

Food and farming leaders have welcomed Prime Minister Theresa May’s new 25-year environmental plan, which sets out proposals for sustainable economic growth, including measures to curb the use of plastics.

The Ncn’ean distillery plans to use locally-sourced wood in its new boiler

Distillery installs wood chip boiler

By Rick Pendrous

The newly opened Ncn’ean distillery on the Morvern peninsula in Scotland has committed itself to environmentally friendly production by choosing locally-sourced wood as the primary power source for its new 850kW woodchip boiler system.

The new biogas plant will produce 200kW of power and 230kW of heat

Balmenach distillery installs £3M anaerobic digestion plant

By Rick Pendrous

Balmenach, one of Speyside’s oldest whisky distilleries and the home of Caorunn Scottish Gin, is set to become one of Scotland’s greenest distilleries with the announcement last month that work had started on a £3M biogas project to significantly reduce...

Products of depolymerisation: EG on the left and PTA on the right

Microwave catalyst in recycling PET

By Paul Gander

A new EU project aims to construct a demonstration plant for the depolymerisation of polyesters, including polyethylene terephthalate (PET), applying microwave technology.

Minimum unit price for alcohol: ‘unlikely’ in England

England ‘unlikely to get minimum booze price’

By Noli Dinkovski

The adoption of a minimum unit price (MUP) for alcohol in Scotland is unlikely to be replicated in England under the current government – but Wales and Northern Ireland are expected to follow suit – a leading academic behind the research into its effectiveness...

At least 50% of CCEP’s bottles will be made from recycled PET by 2025

Coca-Cola sets higher green targets

By Rick Pendrous

A new sustainability action plan covering drinks, packaging and society has been jointly launched by The Coca-Cola Company in western Europe and Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP), in a move that is claimed to be the first initiative of its kind.