Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP), Burlington, Mass., and Plano, Texas, announced that its Snapple and CORE brands are transitioning to bottles made of 100 percent recycled (rPET) plastic. This move will eliminate approximately 46.3 million pounds of virgin plastic used by KDP annually, based on 2019 volumes, the company says.
Company has allocated $447M Green Bonds as of Dec. 31, 2019
October 13, 2020
PepsiCo Inc., Purchase, N.Y., released its 2020 Green Bond Report, which provides an update on the allocation of the use of net proceeds from its first Green Bond, issued in October 2019 for $1 billion. As disclosed at issuance, the Green Bond's net proceeds are to be allocated to investments where PepsiCo believes it can make a lasting impact on priorities within its sustainability agenda, including packaging, decarbonization and water, while advancing several of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
How a beverage is packaged and deciding the type of packaging material — glass, aluminum or plastic — is a critical part of the equation for beverage-makers. Among the factors that should be considered is sustainability, smaller packaging sizes, and lightweighting.
Recycled content liner provides sustainable solution for beverage labels
April 12, 2020
Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials unveiled an rPET content liner that not only reinforces the company’s commitment to sustainability, but also offers converters the first rPET liner in North America available for paper facestocks, the company says.
Bottled water brand to add 3-litter packaging option for home use
March 16, 2020
Los Angeles-based Icelandic Glacial announced a multifaceted sustainability initiative that includes plastic reduction and new packaging innovation. By 2021, Icelandic Glacial plans to use 50 percent post-consumer recycled plastic (rPET) in its PET packaging and offer its still and sparkling varieties in aluminum cans. The company also will introduce a new 3-liter packaging option for the refrigerator or counter along with a 20-liter packaging option for foodservice.
Beverage Industry’s December issue highlights five beverages brands that are “shooting for the moon” in terms of innovation. Also in this issue, we spotlight the premiumization of the private-label beverage market, the latest trends impacting the use of tea ingredients in beverages, the growth of beverage sales in the eCommerce platform, and much more!