Did you know?... PepsiCo has announced the launch of Mtn Dew Amp Game Fuel, a new range of Mountain Dew products specifically aimed at video gamers. The new line, which is “crafted to give gamers the boost they need during gameplay”, will be available in four flavours: charged cherry burst, charged berry blast, charged tropical strike and charged original Dew. Each flavour contains 90 calories per 16 oz.
Did you know?... The chief executive of ITV has said she believes Iceland’s controversial anti-palm oil festive campaign should have been allowed to air on TV. As part of its festive campaign, the discount supermarket struck a deal with Greenpeace to rebadge an animated short film featuring an orangutan and the destruction of its rainforest habitat at the hands of palm-oil growers. It was deemed to be in breach of rules banning political advertising as laid down by the 2003 Communications Act.
Did you know?... The Open Gate Brewery opened the doors to its Experimental Taproom in London last week. Launched in time for the festive season, the taproom gives Londoners the chance to sample some of Guinness’s unique and innovative beers, while meeting some of the brewers that make them. Open for one-month, the taproom invites beer lovers to enjoy and sample some of the Open Gate Brewery’s exciting beers including American West-Coast style Citra IPA and hopped, crisp and clean tasting Pilsner, alongside a range of exclusive and special brews, including a chilli-flavoured stout and festive Christmas beer.
Did you know?... Maersk, the world's biggest container shipper, aims to be carbon neutral by 2050, in a challenge to the rest of the world's fossil-fuel-dependent fleet. Denmark's Maersk said on Wednesday it aimed to have carbon neutral vessels commercially viable by 2030 by using energy sources such as biofuels and would cut its net carbon emissions to zero by 2050. The shipping industry, which carries around 80% of global trade, accounts for 2.2% of CO2 emissions.
Did you know?... Household food waste could be turned into shopping bags under a £60m government scheme to tackle food waste and plastic pollution. Energy minister Claire Perry announced the funding for new forms of packaging and plastic - made from farming, food and industrial waste. She said the cash would be used to encourage technologies which would enable products such as sugar beet, wood chippings and food waste to be used as shopping bags, moving away from oil-based plastics.
Did you know?... Irish Distillers has today announced that Jameson Distillery Bow St. was named the World’s Leading Distillery Tour at the World Travel Awards Gala Ceremony in Lisbon on 1 December. The finalist list included Macallan, Hennessy, Jack Daniels, and Jose Cuervo. The win follows the announcement of Jameson Distillery Bow Street as ‘Europe’s Leading Distillery Tour 2018’ at the European Travel Awards in July.
Did you know?... Ardagh Group has been awarded the Health and Safety and Sustainable Practice awards at the British Glass annual Glass Focus awards, held at the Millennium Gallery in Sheffield, 22 November. Ardagh Group’s Doncaster glass plant tackled the subject of employee well-being with five off-site ‘Inspire Days’ for all colleagues.
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