News Innovation and Inspiration Shout – December 2019

2nd December 2019

Minimising waste. Maximising resources.

The innovative, practical executions of these worthwhile goals are everywhere right now. While some are just too big a leap of faith for the whisky-drinking mainstream, at least for today, others are immediately useful.

Please enjoy our final edition for 2019, we’re looking forward to what 2020 has in store.

Thanks for reading.

Coca-Cola Using Recycled Marine Plastic Waste In Its Latest Bottle Is An Inspiration For FMCGs

With the advanced technology that is available nowadays, letting your carbon footprint run amok is simply not acceptable anymore. And it seems like Coca-Cola has decided to hop onto the wagon as well. In 2018, a Greenpeace report showed that Coca-Cola was found to be the world’s largest corporate plastic polluter…more

Brewery Brahma – Pay Per Beer

In Brazil AB InBev’s Brahma Beer came up with a new business idea which combines revolutionary e-commerce with the most analog of technologies. Pay Per Beer is a tool that allows pay-per-view football fans to seamlessly purchase beer at the same time as they purchase a match broadcast…more

Dubai Has Taken 3D Printing To A Whole New Level – Literally

Dubai is now home to the world’s largest 3D-printed two-story building. Yes, you read that right…more

The Bioplastic Could Replace Traditional Single-Use Shrink Wrap Used On Fruits And Vegetables

Australian independent grocer Drake’s Supermarkets partnered with Adelaide-based wholesaler IG Fresh to create a compostable fruit and vegetable wrap…more

This Handheld Colour Printer Is Literally The Size Of A Regular Printer Ink Cartridge

It looks like a block roughly half the size of a spray-paint can. In fact, that’s how you would hold the PrinCube too. Grab it with one hand and run it across any surface and the PrinCube performs a neat, seamless, colored inkjet-print on it. The PrinCube isn’t just small, it’s hand-held, wireless, and incredibly versatile…more

The Glenlivet Capsule Collection

With sustainability in mind, The Glenlivet recently unveiled a project so unique, many thought it was just a joke. The scotch brand teamed up with Notpla, a sustainable packaging company to create this capsule collection, which is comprised of three different scotch-based cocktails…it may end up being filed under ‘just because you can doesn’t mean you should’ but the technology is very clever…more

Sub-Vil – The Elegant Underground System

The possibility of smoothly integrating the waste concept into the environment makes this system very attractive. Furthermore, users can dispose their waste all around the clock. Costs for the emptying trips can be reduced considerably thanks to the centralisation of the collection sites…more

Google Just Released A ‘Phone’ Made Of Paper, For Your Sanity

Our phones are making us unhappy, and companies like Google are wrestling with how to keep expanding a product like Android without destroying the soul of humanity in the process. The company’s designers have been outspoken on the topic, and they released a series of digital wellness tools to help track and manage phone use last year. Now, the company is going a step further. It’s proposing that you replace your Android phone with a paper one—at least for a day…more

This Olympic Swimmer Ran In A Bubble of Hydrogen Car Emissions

One of Hyundai’s latest eco-friendly cars, the Nexo, is a hydrogen fuel cell-powered SUV that the company claims only emits water and oxygen. To prove this fact, Hyundai España’s YouTube page has posted a video where Olympic swimmer and brand ambassador Mireia Belmonte runs in a bubble filled with the car’s emissions…more