soft drinks

20 Feb 2020
--- Although end of life disposal remains a key issue, companies must consider the net environmental impact and carbon footprint of packaging across the entire lifecycle to achieve meaningful sustainability, Michel Steinecke,... Read More
19 Feb 2020
--- Nick Brown, Head of Sustainability at Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has cautioned that swapping out plastics for other materials without addressing the fundamental challenges of material collection could increase the... Read More
17 Feb 2020
--- Coca-Cola Sweden’s newly launched 100 percent recycled PET (rPET) bottles will now arrive on Swedish shelves with labels reading “Panta mig igen,” meaning “Recycle me again,” in place of brand... Read More
12 Feb 2020
--- Asahi Soft Drinks has begun using KHS’s InnoPET Blomax Series V stretch blow molder for the Japanese bottler’s Rokko No Mizu still water brand. The new Series V now produces 0,6 L to-go bottles and large 2 L... Read More
22 Jan 2020
--- Coca-Cola will not stop using plastic bottles completely, due to steady consumer preference. This is according to the company’s Head of Sustainability Bea Perez, who spoke during the World Economic Forum (WEF) in... Read More
21 Jan 2020
--- Aseptic packaging provider SIG is further establishing its global reach through international collaborations. In recent moves, the company has teamed up with Thailand-based start-up Tofusan to launch the country’s... Read More
08 Jan 2020
--- Reusable and recyclable products brand Lunchskins aims to replace two of the world’s greatest plastic pollutants – the plastic bag and the plastic straw – with its newly launched Plastic-Free Starter Kit.... Read More
11 Dec 2019
--- Stora Enso and Sulapac have teamed up to launch a renewable and biodegradable straw as an alternative to conventional plastic straws. Made from Sulapac’s microplastic-free, biodegradable material, the straw has strong... Read More
02 Dec 2019
--- Functional drinks brand OATH has launched in the US, offering a range of four ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages that boast functional benefits. The release also features a creative, stand-out packaging design, which seeks to... Read More
25 Nov 2019
--- Targeting the elimination of 3,500 metric tons of virgin plastic each year from national production, Coca-Cola Sweden has announced plans to source the entirety of material for its plastic bottles from 100 percent recycled... Read More
21 Nov 2019
--- The Coca‑Cola System, which comprises The Coca-Cola Company and its approximately 225 bottling partners worldwide, has introduced the KeelClip minimalist paperboard packaging solution on multipack cans in Europe in what the... Read More
19 Nov 2019
--- As the beverage market diversifies into new types of soft drinks, wellness infusions, non-alcoholic drinks and flavored waters, the packaging world shows no shortage of innovation. The aluminum can, which has been popular in... Read More
05 Nov 2019
--- SIG, together with its joint venture partner SIG Combibloc Obeikan, has launched a U-shaped paper straw for use on carton packages. The company says that the launch supports its efforts to use more renewable sources with the... Read More
01 Nov 2019
--- Leading beverage giants – Coca-Cola, Keurig, Dr Pepper and PepsiCo – have teamed up in the launch of the Every Bottle Back initiative, which is investing in the improvement of plastic retrieval to facilitate the... Read More
24 Oct 2019
--- Chinese beverage producer Jin Mai Lang has installed two Sidel complete aseptic PET lines, integrating Tetra Pak Processing System technologies and its Aseptic Combi Predis. These lines deliver a production output of 60,000... Read More
18 Oct 2019
--- German filling and packaging systems supplier KHS has launched the first recyclable juice bottle made of 100 percent recycled PET (rPET) at the ongoing K 2019 show in Düsseldorf. PackagingInsights speaks to Philipp... Read More
18 Oct 2019
--- Aseptic system and solutions provider SIG has launched the combiMaxx closure for improved consumer convenience. An innovation with a large pouring diameter of 25mm, combiMaxx offers an optimal product flow and stream... Read More
17 Oct 2019
--- Government backing is crucial to slashing plastic pollution by increasing access to reusable options, highlights a report from Break Free From Plastic Europe and the Rethink Plastic alliance. The report centers around... Read More
16 Oct 2019
--- Recycling rates for aluminum beverage cans in the EU, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland rose to a record high 74.5 percent in 2017, a 2.3 percent increase from 2016. Almost 31 billion cans were recycled in EU and EFTA... Read More
16 Oct 2019
--- As part of its greenfield project, Nigerian co-packer StrongPack has equipped its facilities with a total of four Sidel lines. After two years of development, the company’s operations now comprise a can line, two... Read More