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Beverage brands invest in 100% rPET to tackle the environmental impacts of plastic packaging. Pic: Getty/nopponpat

Plastic vs plastic: Which packaging is best?

By Beth Newhart

The fight against ‘single use plastic’ has beverage brands evolving their packaging and even switching to glass and aluminum. But not all plastic bottles are created equal, and brands are testing a range of options.

Hi-Cone RingCycles multi-packaging. Photo: Hi-Cone

Hi-Cone launches RingCycles which has +50% PCR resin

By Jenny Eagle

Hi-Cone has launched RingCycles multi-packaging which has +50% post-consumer recycled resin (PCR), as part of its goal to eliminate 100% virgin plastic-based ring carriers from its portfolio by 2020.

PepsiCo wants to boost rPET in plastic bottles - or avoid them entirely. Pic:getty/antoninokhr

PepsiCo: 'We're radically reinventing how we think about packaging'

By Rachel Arthur

Beverage and snack giant PepsiCo says it can avoid the use of 67 billion plastic bottles through 2025, thanks to the expansion of its SodaStream business. Meanwhile, its wider ‘Beyond the Bottle’ strategy is looking at other ways it can move away from...

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