Coca-Cola has announced a new set of sustainability commitments in Western Europe: saying it will ensure all packaging is recyclable or reusable; and aiming to collect 100% of its packaging. It will also use 50% recycled plastic in its PET bottles and...
Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) Great Britain warns that more consumer education is needed to reduce the number of PET bottles being sent to landfill, while the company is researching the reasons why people say they recycle when they don’t.
The amount of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles recycled in the US rose slightly to 29% in 2010 – but the industry body NAPCOR cautioned that the rate would need to climb hugely by 2013 to meet likely rPET demand.
Plastic bottles and jars are forecast to experience strongest unit growth in the European larger packaging sector to 2015 and look likely to overtake glass containers within a decade, said Pira International.
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is generally succeeding in meeting German concerns regarding sustainable consumer packaging and should continue to increase in use until 2025, claim a group supplying the material.
PET industry association Petcore has given its full endorsement to
Plasmax, a SiOx-coated barrier from SIG Corpoplast, and ActiTUF, an
in-resin barrier technology from M&G, for coloured bottle
Rumours of the death of PET bottles in Russia have been greatly
exaggerated, as plastic continues to be the packaging medium of
choice for both brewers and soft drink producers, writes Angela