340,000 jobs are supported by the UK soft drinks industry

All plastic bottles and cans produced by British soft drinks manufacturers are 100% recyclable

16,866 farms are supported by the UK soft drinks industry

The soft drinks market was worth £16.3bn in 2019 – up by 0.1% on the previous year

Low/No Calorie Soft Drinks accounted for 68.2% of sales in the market in 2019

Data released by the Government shows a decline of 17 percentage points in the proportion of teenagers consuming sugar-sweetened soft drinks between 2008/09 and 2016/17 (the most recent set of figures available)

Take-home sugar from soft drinks fell by 43.5% between March 2014 and March 2020 (Kantar Worldpanel), with a big chunk of that reduction occuring before SDIL was announced in Spring 2016.