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Disposable or refillable? Most Germans are still unsure. Photo: Source: pixabay.com /pexels.com

Deposits for drink bottles – yes or no?


What do you do with a drink bottle when you’re finished with it? The issue of disposal is solved differently in each country. For many decades Germany has had a system of refillable bottles, yet many consumers are still confused.
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The most widespread reason why millennials recycle so rarely is their lack of knowledge. So it follows that information needs to be provided. Photo: fu zhichao, pexels.com

Millennials not keen on recycling


Contrary to widespread belief, a recent poll has shown that millennials aren’t all that keen on recycling. Still, they’re quite environment-conscious, and they’re prepared to dig a bit deeper into their pockets for sustainably manufactured products.
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By 2020 bottles for water are expected to post the fastest growth of all packaged products. Photo: George Becker / pexels.com

More Bottled Water


The market for packaging is growing. Studies show that this growth will especially benefit the food packaging segment and flexible plastics as well as bottles, in particular. Here the sustained trend towards health-conscious products is expected to cause an increase above all in water bottles.
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Nitro Coffee on tap... Photograph: Starbucks

Cold coffee – but perfectly fresh


A nice cup of coffee doesn’t always have to come freshly brewed in a mug, but can sometimes also be served in a plastic cup – or it can even come from a can.
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Lightweight PET bottles score very highly, thanks to their minimum use of resources. This pays off well, both for the environment and financially. Photograph: KHS

The lightest bottle in the world


Packaging needs to be robust – and light. This also applies to drinks bottles – for instance PET bottles.
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Beer brewer Heineken even offers a packaging concept that keeps 18 bottles of beer cold in a carton for as long as six hours. Photo: Heineken

Warm beer a thing of the past


Packaging concepts with integrated ice packs and handy single-serve sizes make for the right refreshment on hot days and while out and about.
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Sugar-free soda cubes with super-food extracts for health and well-being.

Flavoured water


Health, sustainability and inventiveness are key for these two novel packaging solutions for flavoured drinking water.
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To sell high-quality spirits, the value of the brand is often communicated by the shape, colour and finishing, such as embossing and engraving. Photograph: O-I

Rocking for Rocker Spirits


Innovative bottle design takes the consumer on a time journey.
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Photo: Empty crown cork © Marco2811/fotolia.com

Crowned with Success


It was a pioneering patent for the global drinks industry when the cork bottle stopper became the crown cork! It is now exactly 125 years ago that this popular bottle closure was invented in America. And it has lost none of its popularity even today.
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Juices and juice-based drinks must be treated with gentleness and must be bottled in a hygienically superior environment. Photo: Valensina



Originally PET bottles were above all intended for carbonated beverages. Recently, however, we have seen a steady increase in PET-bottled fruit juices.
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