Autumn flaunts food and beverage packaging developments

By Lisa McTigue Pierce in Sustainable Packaging on October 18, 2019

Looking for sustainable packaging options or ideas for foods and beverages? Good news! A lot has been happening in this area lately—from the introduction of a recyclable aluminum cup designed to replace disposable plastic to a blueprint from Dasani on how to improve its eco footprint.

Each month, we review what topics are resonating with our global packaging community. Often a pattern will emerge, as it did when we looked back at this year’s early fall lineup. Our top reads all focused on foods and beverages, with a healthy side dish of sustainability.

Based on page views, here are the five best-read articles from September 2019 on PackagingDigest.com:

5. Beverage brands bank on rPET for packaging sustainability

In an exclusive interview, Joe Franses, vp, sustainability for Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP), discloses details about the company’s landmark program in packaging sustainability. Starting in early 2020, the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler will sell Honest teas, Glacéau Smartwater and Chaudfontaine bottled water brands in bottles made from 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET). This change will eliminate the need for 9,000 tonnes/9,920 tons of virgin plastic yearly across Western Europe.

Franses says, “By the end of 2020 every Honest, Glacéau Smartwater or Chaudfontaine bottle will be sold in 100% rPET bottles.”

 

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