Britvic unveils £8m project to halve factory carbon emissions

Britvic has unveiled an £8 million project to improve energy efficiency and cut carbon emissions by 50% at its London factory.

The project rolling out at the soft drink manufacturer’s Beckton site this year, will see a new heat recovery system installed, which is estimated to cut factory emissions by 1,200 tonnes annually.

The system, which is also part-funded by a £4.4m government grant from the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, will allow Britvic to switch its heating from natural gas boilers to carbon free heat extractors.

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This will see the new system taking waste heat recovered from its existing systems, increasing the temperature and redistributing it around the factory using a low temperature hot water network.

“At our Beckton site we produce 2,000 drinks every minute – including many of the nation’s favourites such as Robinsons, Tango and Pepsi Max,” supply chain director, Nigel Paine said.

“We are constantly looking at ways to improve the way we create these products,” he explained, adding that the investment “means we can continue to supply the nation with great tasting drinks, while reducing our carbon footprint”.

Britvic director of sustainable business Sarah Webster added: “This major investment represents a significant milestone in our journey to reduce our scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions in service of our science-based targets, and our ‘Healthier People, Healthier Planet’ sustainability strategy.

“The support from the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero has been integral to making this happen and it re-enforces our view that collaboration and partnership is critical to developing long-lasting meaningful solutions to protect the planet.”



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