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US Water Shortages Feature in ‘Beverage World’

This month's edition of Beverage World leads with a feature on Water Shortage, captioned: Beverage companies confront a growing risk of how to do more with less of their most precious resource.  http://www.beverageworld.com/articles/full/17438/water-shortage Map credit: “UN World Water Development Report 4. World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP)”, March 2012. Although drought conditions are most severely impacting beverage production further upstream ... Read More


When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water

Title quote: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1746. One story that dominated the news last year was the increase in drought conditions in Western regions of the US.  This resulted in the bottled water industry receiving negative publicity and responding by issuing facts and figures which, in turn, highlighted that other beverage segments use higher volumes ... Read More


Best Global Green Brands

Interbrand and Deloitte have issued their Top 50 Green Brands of 2014 and it includes eight food and beverage companies. Commenting on the report they said: "If our dive into the data has shown us anything, it is that the search for new, more sustainable models, solutions, methods and materials is accelerating. And it's no wonder. From ... Read More


Who will be the 2014 winner of the Environmental and Clean Technology VIBES Award?

Dry Lube is delighted to be an ambassador for the 2014 VIBES (Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland) Awards which are open for entries until Friday 11th July. The awards are free to enter and aim to encourage efficient use of resources, improvement of environmental performance, enhancement of business competitiveness, and support for wider ... Read More


Dry Lube to represent the UK at the European Business Awards

Dry Lube is delighted to announce that we have been selected to represent the UK at the European Business Awards for the Environment. The RSA Environment Awards Forum announced the 12 UK Entrants, 6 of which are from Scotland, at the Scotsman Hotel in Edinburgh in conjunction with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency. The EBAE recognises outstanding, new ... Read More


Target CoF’s to Achieve Operating Efficiency on a Glass Packaging Line

Improving operating efficiencies and maximising throughput whilst minimising environmental impact are conventional strategic objectives of most food and beverage companies.  High up on the agenda for beverage producers is reducing their water to product ratio. Conveyor lubrication using wet lube requires high volumes of water.  Using a water-free conveyor lubrication technology is standard practice in can, ... Read More


Engineering Environmental Efficiency at Princes Gate Spring Water

Everyone at Dry Lube would like to congratulate Princes Gate Spring Water on their recent triumph at the National EEF Future Manufacturing Awards, winning The Environmental Efficiency Award and being named runner-up in The Sustainable Manufacturing Award. They were competing nationally after winning both categories in the South West regional awards.   Dry Lube has been providing conveyor ... Read More


Audit and report your facility’s sustainability best practice

Multiple retailers and large supermarket chains are taking the lead in sustainable business practices, increasingly setting targets which extend down their supply chain network. The targets commonly focus on health & safety, responsible water consumption, efficient energy usage and reduced CO2 emissions. Strategies such as Sainsbury's 20 x 20 Sustainability Plan and Walmart/Asda's Sustain & Save ... Read More


Using Recycled Green Glass Bottle in Drinking Water Filtration

Our success at the 2013 VIBES Awards in November guaranteed us a place at the winners' Burns supper hosted by the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) alongside the other prestigious winners, two of which really stood out for us and we thought we would share them with you. Dryden Aqua Although we were a little miffed with this ... Read More


How Dry Lube’s Conveyor Technology Requires Zero Water

Reducing water use ratio in beverage production is a key objective in sustainability plans. Last year our customers used 300 million litres less water in their beverage production processes as a direct result of using our technology.  That is enough water to fill 80 Olympic swimming pools or make over 1 billion cups of coffee. How ... Read More


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