Press releases

03 April 2019

BSDA-backed litter campaign triumphs

Following a British Soft Drinks Association-backed campaign, the Scottish Government has vowed to clamp down on roadside litter.  New legislation will see vehicle owners being held accountable for littering, with number plate reco...

18 March 2019

Harvard study fails to acknowledge key facts

A new study conducted in the US claims to have found that the more sugar-sweetened beverages people consumed, the greater their risk of premature death—particularly death from cardiovascular disease, and to a lesser extent from&n...

11 March 2019

Common sense prevails over tonic water in Europe

British drinkers will be relieved to know that a key element of the nation’s favourite tipple has emerged unscathed from a lengthy period of negotiation with the European Union (EU). While most of us simply know Tonic Water as the ess...

07 March 2019

Recycling reminder amid plastic-free Lent pledges by MPs

Conservative MPs have joined together to give up single-use plastic for Lent, and have encouraged others to do the same. People across the UK are also making the pledge on Twitter, too, using the hashtag #giveupplasticforlent and promi...

18 February 2019

BSDA backs GB-wide full deposit return scheme

Building on commitments made in the Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy published in December, Environment Secretary Michael Gove has opened consultations on a range of plans, including bringing in a deposit return scheme (...

14 February 2019

BSDA refutes study linking diet drinks and increased stroke risk

A new study by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association claims drinking two or more of any kind of artificially-sweetened soft drinks a day is linked to an increased risk of clot-based stroke, heart attacks and ea...

11 February 2019

BSDA reiterates stance on DRS and plastic recycling

Ahead of the launch of the final report of the Zero Plastic Waste Report tomorrow (12/02), British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) Director-General Gavin Partington has reiterated the association's stance on the issue of recycling and the introdu...

28 January 2019

BSDA reacts to Fizz-Free February campaign

British Soft Drinks Association Director General Gavin Partington responds to Southwark Council's Fizz-Free February campaign, which has received support from the likes of TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and politician Tom Watson. Suppo...

23 January 2019

BSDA welcomes latest NDNS findings on soft drinks consumption

British Soft Drinks Association Director General Gavin Partington responds to the National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) by Public Health England, which was published today:  “We are pleased that the latest NDNS data sho...

17 January 2019

BSDA responds to Welsh Assembly obesity strategy proposals

In response to the Welsh Assembly announcing a consultation on its obesity strategy, Gavin Partington, Director General at British Soft Drinks Association, said: “We will reserve judgement on proposals considering restrictions on port...