RTD beverages: Use of post-consumer materials rise

Nov 2019

RTD beverages are predominantly packaged in bottles, cans, aseptic cartons or pouches, with plastic bottles being the main packaging type. Plastics have been facing a lot of flak due to the lack of proper management of plastic waste and has subsequently become a major cause for environmental pollution and disruption to wildlife. This has led to a rise in the use of post-consumer/recycled plastic materials for making bottles. Besides sustainability, convenience remains a key theme within beverage packaging, with innovations focused on recloseable can closures and closures that allow for personalized dosing. Likewise, industry is developing powder release closures that ensure a longer shelf life for water sensitive ingredients that may lose potency or flavor along time.


Coca Cola No Sugar Energy Drink With Coca Cola Taste (United Kingdom). Cola flavored sparkling energy drink with caffeine, guarana extract, B-vitamins and sweeteners, in a 250ml easy-to-open aluminum can. This can is 100 percent recyclable.