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Greiner Packaging and LyonellBasell’s CirculenRevive as a circular coffee capsule for Nestlé

Image: Greiner Packaging

PCR Coffee Capsules Stay in the Recycling Loop

12/04/2022

For their morning coffee, many consumers choose coffee capsules that then end up in the bin. This is not particularly sustainable, since the capsules consist of new plastics. Greiner Packaging and LyonellBasell have developed a circular solution made of post-consumer recyclates for Nescafé.
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Coca-Cola bottle with new cap

Image: Coca-Cola Germany

Coca-Cola keeps its cap on

02/03/2022

Coca-Cola Germany has given its single-use PET bottles new caps. In November 2021, the company introduced caps that are tethered to a safety ring on the necks of their bottles. In doing so, Coca-Cola is implementing a EU directive on plastic products way ahead of time.
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AdeZ beverage bottle on the table.

Photo: Coca-Cola Deutschland

The Coca-Cola paper bottle

25/02/2021

Coca-Cola is not the first company to place a paper bottle for beverages on the European market. The beer manufacturer Carlsberg had brought out a paper bottle, the Green Fibre Bottle, before the Coca-Cola bottle.
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Two Almdudler bottles on the conveyor belt in the packaging plant

Foto: ©Almdudler / Lipiarski

Gender-inclusive language in packaging

01/12/2020

Almdudler’s limited edition packaging, which uses gender-inclusive language with stars to include the female gender and others on their bottle (Almdudler means “alp yodeller”, and the female form is “Almdudlerin” – the limited edition packaging now includes both nouns and an asterisk) is one example that demonstrates that the role that diversity plays in packaging is equally as important...
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Pallet of beer cans in warehouse with man

Foto: Wade Austin Ellis, Unsplash

More beer is being consumed at home

02/11/2020

The beer industry is suffering due to a drop in beer consumption in bars, restaurants and clubs due to the corona virus. However, beer sales recorded an uptick in retail and in the beverage markets in the first six months of 2020, which even led to bottlenecks in beer can production in parts.
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Coloured beverage cans

Foto: Christin Hume, unsplash

Customised beer bottles

22/07/2020

85 years ago, beverage cans were invented in the USA and filled with Krueger Cream Ale. Today, the popular beverage packaging contains a wide range of contents, first and foremost beers, energy and soft drinks.
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Coloured beverage cans

Photo: Melanie Streich

Beverage cans: more popular than ever

20/05/2020

85 years ago, beverage cans were invented in the USA and filled with Krueger Cream Ale. Today, the popular beverage packaging contains a wide range of contents, first and foremost beers, energy and soft drinks.
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 Many Coca-Cola bottles in shelf

Photo by Evonne Yuwen Teoh //Unsplash

Coca-Cola bottles made out of rPET

14/05/2020

Sweden will soon see the launch of the first Coca-Cola bottles made out of 100% rPET. Other brands produced by the group will also use this fully recycled plastic. The beverage giant has even replaced its sweeping, red-and-white lettering to motivate consumers to recycle the bottles.
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Glass objects from Cornelius Réer’s glass workshop

© SAMESAME, Katrin Lautenbach

Upcycling glass bottles

04/03/2020

When used glass bottles are disposed of correctly in designated glass containers, 100% of the material can be recycled and thus reused – as intended as well as for other purposes. And more and more companies are deciding to upcycle, giving original products and packaging an upgrade – and new meaning.
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Whiskey bottle with mobile phone and hummingbird

© CCL Connected Packaging

Smart packaging – the packaging solution of the future

06/02/2020

The Internet of Things and artificial intelligence are also transforming the packaging industry: Intelligent packaging allows users to track delivery routes and can indicate the freshness of foods. At the same time, modern technologies offer countless marketing opportunities to increase customer loyalty.
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