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Volvic rolls out 100% rPET bottle

By Rachel Arthur

Danone’s natural spring water brand Volvic will be packaged in 100% rPET bottles in Switzerland and Germany by the end of the year; while 100% rPET bottles wil be used across its whole US portfolio from 2021.

The first bottles will be produced at the blender next year. Pic:innocent

Innocent creates carbon neutral, ‘super-sustainable’ production site

By Rachel Arthur

Juice and smoothie maker innocent is building a $250m carbon neutral production site – dubbed ‘the blender’ – at the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. With the first bottles due to come off the lines in 2021, innocent says the project is a symbol...

'Bottle made from bottles': evian's 100% rPET bottle launches in the UK this week.

The journey to 100% rPET bottles

By Rachel Arthur

Danone brand evian is introducing 100% rPET bottles to the UK this week; the latest in a series of recycled plastic commitments from PepsiCo’s Naked Smoothies, Nestlé’s Buxton bottled water, and Coca-Cola GB. We explore how the move to rPET is progressing...

RTD Absolut Mixt will be one of the two products to trial the paper bottle. Pic: Absolut.

Absolut trials paper bottle prototype

By Rachel Arthur

Absolut will start trialling a paper bottle prototype in the UK and Sweden: aiming to ‘turn the spirits industry upside down with packaging that invokes real and long-lasting behavioral change’.

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