Top 5 beverage packaging breakthroughs of 2019: Page 3 of 5

By Rick Lingle in Beverage Packaging on December 17, 2019


#3 August 13 was a watershed day for Dasani when the water brand unveiled the largest sustainability initiative in the brand’s history, a five-component salvo of sustainability initiatives aligned with parent company Coca-Cola Company’s global “World Without Waste” goal. The plan? To make packaging with 50% recycled material by 2030.

The news centered on five parallel initiatives involving hybrid bottles from renewable resources, a major entry into highly recyclable aluminum, package weight reduction research, recycling-enhancing labeling and packaging-reducing dispensing for foodservice outlets.

The day of the announcements Packaging Digest interviewed Sneha Shah, group director, packaging innovation, Coca-Cola North America, who disclosed details and reasoning behind these initiatives.

To find out what Shah had to say, read Dasani’s next 5 steps to greater packaging sustainability

Next: A game-changer in beverages

Rick Lingle

Rick Lingle is senior technical editor of Packaging Digest. He’s been a packaging media journalist since 1985 specializing in food, beverage and plastic markets. He has a chemistry degree and has worked in food industry R&D for Standard Brands/Nabisco and the R.T. French Co. Reach him at [email protected] or 630-481-1426.

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