Green push from AG Barr

Scots firm aims for net zero by 2040

AG Barr has committed to achieving carbon net zero status within two decades

AG Barr has bolstered its sustainability credentials with a new commitment to achieve carbon net zero status by 2040.

The soft drink firm’s new  environmental sustainability programme No Time To Waste aims to “significantly reduce” the use of virgin plastic through the use of 100% recycled film on all of its consumer multipacks.

AG Barr will also introduce paper straws across its range of small juice packs; and use plant-based plastics in its one litre cartons.

AG Barr – which is a member of Circularity Scotland, the recently approved administration for Scotland’s forthcoming deposit return scheme (DRS) –  has also announced that its Irn-Bru and Rubicon  brands will be packaged in 100% recycled plastic (rPET) bottles by spring next year.

Roger White, AG Barr chief executive, said: “Under our No Time To Waste programme we are openly committing to be carbon net zero by 2040, if not sooner, and plan to involve all our staff, suppliers and customers in achieving our long-term vision.”