Known for the world’s best malt whisky and beautiful nature, the Scottish Speyside is a home to around 50 distilleries, either independent or owned by global companies. The Bacardi group, the biggest industry player in the region, has created an innovative local partnership to make the area even greener and cleaner, while whisky production more sustainable.

The Coca-Cola Company has stricken the deal with the U.S.-based innovative lab Liquid Light to further develop the CO2-to-Chemicals technology of making various multi-carbon chemicals such as propylene, isopropanol, and acetic acid from carbon dioxide. The company also converts CO2 to mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) which is a component of Coca-Cola’s PET PlantBottles. 

Continuing its «Futures» series of thought-provoking trend forecasts, the branding agency Dragon Rouge has conducted a study on urban space and the future of build environments in the UK. Together with Travis Perkins, a British builders’ merchant and home improvement retailer, they have identified six continuous forces that will shape digital and physical environment by 2030.