Autumn flaunts food and beverage packaging developments


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

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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