Coca-Cola will soon release limited-edition cans and bottles featuring members of K-pop group BTS. Each container, which will be sold in South Korea, showcases a different member of the group.
MatchaBar has raised $8 million in series A funding, with investments from such celebrities as Drake, Von Miller, Diplo and Ansel Elgort. The company will use the funds to bring its canned energy drink, Matcha Hustle, to a broad audience.
Officials in the EU and Japan have forged what they are calling "the largest bilateral trade deal ever," an agreement that will do away with all tariffs on products that the two nations trade, including spirits and wine. The agreement hinges on legislative approval.
Friends of Glass and the UK's National Marine Aquarium are coordinating efforts to educate one million school children on how packaging choices affect the world's oceans. "If everyone made a small change in their habits, like choosing 100% recyclable glass packaging for food, drink and toiletries whenever they can, this would have a positive impact on marine health," says Victoria Adams of British Glass.
Craft brewer Four Corners Brewing has been acquired by Constellation Brands. "Four Corners brings a culture that mixes adventure and innovation with elements of heritage and tradition," said Constellation Brands President Bill Newlands.
The top ten waste items found along worldwide coastlines are all made of plastic, according to results from last year's International Coastal Cleanup organized by the Ocean Conservancy. "Hopefully, it starts triggering people to think differently about how either they are using those products in their daily lives or how they are manufacturing those products," said Nicholas Mallos of Ocean Conservancy's Trash Free Seas program.
Several North American municipalities are shifting from single-stream to dual-stream collection, often in an effort to increase the quality of collected material. "In order to be able to achieve the higher quality standards for baled recyclables that will likely become the normal in the very near future, we will need to be proactive in ensuring that our recycling stream (from road-side set-out to our finished bales) is as clean as possible," wrote officials from Canada's Northumberland County regarding its switch.
Many restaurant chains and municipalities are banning styrofoam cups and plastic straws, but these bans could actually worsen pollution, write Camille Harmer and William F. Shughart II. Producing such products typically requires fewer resources than manufacturing paper alternatives, they write.
Storck USA will host Mamba-Con, a pop-up experience celebrating the Mamba fruit chews brand, in San Diego this weekend. Storck will unveil the Mamba-inspired retro video game "Adventures in Mamba World" during the event.