Environment and sustainability
Sustainability is top of the agenda of the
British Soft Drinks Association. Innovations in packaging,
efficiencies in transport and savings in energy and water use in
the production of soft drinks have enabled us to improve our
environmental impact, but we want to go further.
To build on these achievements, BSDA has
developed a sustainability strategy which sets out the industry’s
aims moving forward. These objectives are long-term and
far-reaching and we believe they will have a positive impact on
resource use and underpin a sustainable future for the soft drinks
The objectives focus on four areas:
This strategy sets out the industry’s position in each of these
areas – our ambitions, the challenges and how we believe we can
achieve our aims.
Importantly, these areas of focus reflect the
objectives laid out in the government’s Food Industry
Sustainability Strategy and we believe that by working collectively
as an industry and with the support of the government we can make a
significant and positive contribution.
Details of the objectives to which BSDA
members have agreed, are outlined here.
Annual progress reports have been published since 2008 and can
be found in the Publications section of
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BSDA is supporting Recycle Week: 18-24 June 2012
Recycle Week is organised by WRAP under the Recycle Now brand
and is delivered to the public by a range of partners across the
UK. This year the overarching theme of 'recycling - at
home and away' is accompanied by an optional focus on plastic
bottles. It's easy to get involved, to find out more click
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BSDA supports the Love Where You Live campaign, a new campaign
with the aim of inspiring everyone to think about their communities
and take action to reduce litter in the locations where they live,
the places they visit and the spaces that they use. Click
here or on the logo below to find out more.