#SustyTalk: Suntory’s commercial sustainability director Keith Allen on DRS preparations
edie's #SustyTalk series of exclusive interviews continues with Suntory's commercial sustainability director Keith Allen providing his thoughts on deposit return schemes (DRSs) for drinks packaging.
#SustyTalk is all about keeping edie’s loyal readers connected to sustainable business leaders across the world, whilst reminding us all that sustainability and climate action must go on through the current Covid-19 pandemic and beyond. It launched in the early stages of the pandemic in 2020 and has continued since then, keeping us connected to the inspirational business leaders who are continuing to drive sustainability and climate action.
Now, #SustyTalk is evolving from a video format to an audio-only format. This episode sees edie’s senior reporter Sarah George in discussion with Suntory Food and Beverage’s commercial sustainability director Keith Allen.
Allen is on hand to provide a deep dive into how his company and others in the sector are preparing for the introduction of DRSs. Scotland is set to launch its long-awaited DRS in August 2023, applying a 20p deposit on each beverage sold in a bid to boost recycling rates. Similar measures are also in the works for the rest of the UK, with the Government yet to finalise the specifics of the scheme or provide an exact go-live date.
Suntory Beverage & Food Great Britain and Ireland, the firm which makes Lucozade and Ribena products, published the results of a major study on how consumers react to DRSs being implemented earlier this year. Allen outlines how the findings can help brands prepare.
Want to be featured on a future episode of #SustyTalk? Email email@example.com. Please bear in mind that our interview calendar is typically booked several weeks in advance.