Right now, in autumn 2020, under the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, hygiene and health shape consumers’ perception and actions. However, sustainable products with resource-friendly production remain important to people, as well.
In 2019, the demand for non-alcoholic beverages fell by 5.8 percent per household, causing several market observers to hope for stabilization in 2020. The changes, however, to everyday life due to COVID-19 measures have also shaped developments in the beverage industry.
In the past few years, Australia’s beverage industry has seen a significant trend away from sugar-sweetened soft drinks. This downturn follows the worldwide demand for low- and no-sugar drink alternatives. This trend – as well as the current Covid-19 pandemic – has a massive impact on the country’s PET use.
According to the current BarthHaas Report Hops, the beer industry reported a positive development worldwide in 2019, with cultivation areas...
Water is essential for all life processes. There can be no life without it. Therefore, it is not surprising that water is also a crucial factor in the beverage industry and in wine production. This makes irrigation for wine growing a topic more important now than ever.
As the fourth largest global market for energy drinks, Thailand’s energy drinks market has witnessed steady growth rates for a number of years in the past decade. Growth rates in this sub-segment of beverages have come down by a few percentage points, but the country remains one of the most important energy drinks markets in Asia.
PET bottles have their advantages. They are nearly indestructible and light as a feather. However, they draw clear criticism due to their excessive use of resources and the pollution caused when they are carelessly thrown away. Specifically, when it comes to resource conservation, the EU is demanding the increased use of recycled PET (rPET). By 2025, all PET bottles are to be made up of at least 25% rPET. Leading companies in the industry are currently working on surpassing these EU regulations with new solutions to develop even more sustainable PET containers.
Water management in dairies and saving resources are not just passing trends in the 2020s. In fact, milk-processing companies, which are notoriously energy and resource intensive, have been working intensively to consistently reduce their energy, packaging, and water consumption for decades. In terms of resource conservation, the milk industry is one of the most advanced industries in the food sector around the world.
About 4 billion people experience severe water shortages at least once a month every year and more than 2 billion people have no access to drinking water. At the same time, global water consumption is rising and forcing the brewing, beverage and liquid food industry to practice sustainable water management.