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Technical Publications

BSDA welcomes amended timetable launch for Scottish DRS

The regulations for the introduction of a deposit return scheme in Scotland have been introduced. In response, British Soft Drinks Association director general Gavin Partington, said: “As strong supporters of a well-designed Depo...

BSDA welcomes UK Govt commitment to DRS

The Environment Bill has been reintroduced to Parliament with new powers to boost the UK's domestic recycling system, including powers to create a deposit return scheme for drinks containers. The bill was first introduced in Octob...

Latest figures encapsulate soft drinks sugar reduction work

The soft drinks sector has been reducing sugar content in its products for many years – and the latest figures for the four-year period ending 29 December 2019 show that sugar consumption from soft drinks fell by 30.3% (Kantar Worldpanel)....

BSDA challenges study's marketing and caffeine claims on energy drinks

A new study has questioned the dangers of excessive energy drink consumption, and also called into question the "powerful marketing" by energy drink brands. In response, British Soft Drinks Association Director General Gavin Parti...

The soft drinks take on Sugar Awareness Week

Sugar Awareness Week was launched today (20 January) by the campaign group Action on Sugar. It is described as an opportunity to celebrate the success of food industry, government and NGOs in removing sugar from food and drink items, a...