The Non-Alcholic Beverages Industry:
Improvement of Resource Efficiency and Environmental Performance
Non-alcoholic beverages include milk, juices of fruits and vegetables, and carbonated and uncarbonated soft drinks. Milk and the dairy industry are covered separately under Food Processing. The primary environmental aspects of these industries involve water use and wastewater discharge from products and washing, chemical use in cleaning, and management of scrap and solid waste.
The most significant environmental impacts in this industry are from water pollution and packaging disposal. There are many technical reports on treatment of wastewater from beverage production. There are relatively few reports on cleaner production available. Primary solutions include process measurement and control, water recycling, chemical substitution and reduction, energy efficiency, and new product development using waste materials. The industry associations and leading companies provide extensive information on their packaging including use of environmentally improved designs, recycling systems and technologies. The Food Processing document has many general resources for the food and beverage industry that should be consulted for solutions for the beverage industry.
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