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Constellation Brands has launched Round Theory – a wine brand focused on being climate positive, using several eco-friendly packaging elements across its bottles, labels and cartons.

Accolade Wines’ South Australian wine brand Banrock Station has launched its first flat bottle made from 100 per cent recycled PET plastic in UK supermarkets.

Spirits company Bacardi has unveiled plans to use a new, 100 per cent biodegradable bottle, which the company says will replace 80 million plastic bottles produced by the company every year.

Australia’s sustainability program for grape and wine producers, Sustainable Winegrowing Australia, now has its own trust mark. It represents the sustainability commitments of certified members.

Harmonising the CDS and incentivising to meet sustainability goals are some of the areas the Australian Beverages Council are focusing on for a post-Covid-19 recovery for the non-alcoholic drinks industry.

Queensland-based CapsulePack has provided Jasper Coffee with biodegradable and compostable coffee capsules for the launch of its at-home coffee range.

De Bortoli Wines has developed three sustainably produced wines under its new label, 17 Trees. The range is packed in recycled materials from O-I Glass and Multi-Colour Corporation.

IoT-based, "perfect serve" system IntelliCUP is helping to manage consistency and waste for merchants and brewers, as well as responsible consumption for consumers.

In yet another rejection of plastic packaging by a major brand, Cotton On Foundation, in partnership with Wallaby Water, has launched Australia's first bottled water in resealable aluminium packaging.

An iconic Australian beer can is about to hit the shelves after a 15-year absence. The Reschs Pilsner Silver Bullet cans are returning to bottle shops after a 15-year absence.

Carlsberg Pilsner is marking this year’s Liverpool FC English Premier League title win with its limited edition cans to celebrate. Australians are among the first in the world to receive the cans.

The Brewers Association of Australia has reiterated its full support for mandatory pregnancy labelling on alcohol but maintains its stance against Food Standards Australia and New Zealand’s proposed use of mandatory colours.

Coca-Cola Amatil is increasing its prices for customers in Western Australia by 11.65 cents per eligible container after the state imposed a container deposit scheme.

Most of Lion’s key systems have been restored following a ransomware attack earlier in the month. All its breweries are back up and running now.

A new Australian-developed technology has the potential to defend the wine export industry against the booming global trade in counterfeit wines, the company says.

Global leader in PET kegs OneCircle has announced a new commercial partnership with Vinpac International, part of the Endeavour Group.