Half-year report: Flavor players spread bets, policy hurdles

Jun 2018


Microplastics found in 11 major global bottled water brands: In March, landmark discoveries from New Orb Media found potentially harmful plastic particles in the water bottles of 11 leading global brands. Testing was conducted on more than 250 bottles from nine different countries, with 93 percent found to have contained plastic debris, including polypropylene, nylon, and polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Danone called the “methodology used unclear” while PepsiCo described the science of microplastics as “an emerging field, in its infancy, which requires further scientific analysis, peer-reviewed research and greater collaboration across many stakeholders.”