Position Statements

Deposit return scheme

We support the introduction of an 'all-in' DRS model for plastic and can beverage containers as our assessment suggests this is the best way to increase recycling levels and tackle litter We believe any DRS must sit alongside reform...

Low- & No-Calorie Sweeteners

Low- & no-calorie sweeteners (LNCS) are among the most thoroughly researched ingredients worldwide Sweeteners have been approved by all leading health authorities around the world Both Cancer Research UK and the US National Cancer Institut...

Environment

The soft drinks and bottled water sectors have always taken recycling, littering and the environment very seriously. PET plastic bottles and cans used within the sector are 100% recyclable and it is important that consumers are encouraged t...

Advertising

Are adverts for products high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) targeted at children? Existing UK rules mean that ads for HFSS products cannot be targeted at children in any media and are among the strictest in the world. Children are protected...

Fruit Juice

 The UK Government has recommended that a portion of 150ml fruit juice or smoothie can count as one of your 5 A Day Consumption of fruit juice in the UK equates to an average of 41ml per person per day; just 1% of the calories in the a...

Soft Drinks Industry Levy

As an industry we recognise we have a role to play in tackling obesity. Soft drink companies have been engaged in a range of calorie reduction initiatives for many years Take-home sugar from soft drinks fell by 43.5% between March 2014 and Marc...

Health and Wellbeing

Government figures confirm that soft drinks comprise only 3% of the average UK diet. [NDNS] Take-home sugar from soft drinks fell by 43.5% between March 2014 and March 2020, according to Kantar Worldpanel data, with a significant amount of that...

Energy Drinks

Energy drinks and their ingredients have been deemed safe by regulatory authorities around the world The UK energy drinks market introduced a voluntary Code of Practice agreeing not to market or promote products to under 16s There is no m...