Britvic UK reducing manufacturing waste case study

27th March 2015

Reducing syrup waste in soft drinks manufacture saves £117,000 a year.

156 tonnes of syrup saved from effluent per year (780m3 waste product equivalent)
£117,000 per year due to reduction in syrup waste
£1,400 per year water and effluent cost savings

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) and British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) worked in collaboration with Britvic Soft Drinks and Carlsberg (UK) on a joint project to reduce the amount of ingredient and product waste being sent to sewer and to land injection in the brewing and soft drinks industries: ‘Project Shandy’. This involved measuring waste arising and identifying hotspots for action. For Britvic, the key focus was reducing syrup waste.