SodaStream has added two new flavours to its Soda Press line-up of homemade sparkling drinks – ginger kombucha and crisp apple.

The Zesty Ginger Kombucha flavour includes a blend of organic ginger with Yuzu. It has been brewed over 45 days in small batches to deliver “quality, shelf-stable” kombucha at home.

Also new to the range is SodaPress Crisp Apple, which features a balance of sweet, crisp and tart flavours.

Soda Press syrups are specifically crafted for SodaStream, with one bottle creating around 15 drinks of the chosen flavour.

The new Ginger Kombucha and Crisp Apple flavours are now available Coles stores nationwide for RRP $9.00, and more retailers later in the year.

Packaging News

In an Australian-first, Colgate-Palmolive has launched a kerbside recyclable tube for its Colgate Smile for Good toothpaste range, and is making its packaging technology available to all competitors.

Packaging giant Amcor has raised its full year profits outlook, as third quarter figures all trend upwards, and its free cashflow tops US$1bn.

At an event in Sydney this week, industry and academia involved in the smart sensing project for HDPE recycling shared progress and key findings of the NSW government backed initiative.