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Conventional disposable PET bottles are made from compound materials and are still rather difficult to recycle.

Foto: KHS

New packaging regulations: How are packaging companies responding?


Beverage containers have been subject to new regulations in Germany since 1 January 2019. Thanks to innovative technologies and products, drinks packaging recycling has become simpler than ever.
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Deposits on beverage containers


Deposits on beverage containers are regulated differently throughout the world. Some countries don’t have them at all, while others only have deposits on either reusable or disposable bottles, or on both. The oldest known deposit system for drinks was apparently implemented in Ireland, where customers could claim money back on returned mineral water bottles.
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In Germany there is no uniform labelling for reusable packaging.

Beverage Packaging: more transparency for returnable and disposable packaging


People agree around the globe: wherever possible packaging should be reused or recycled. However, the relevant provisions, conditions and labels are anything but consistent. In Germany, labelling of what is returnable and what is disposable is to become more transparent for beverage packaging from 2019.
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US film director Francis Ford Coppola also follows the canned wine trend. Photo: Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Lifestyle Trend: Canned Wine


Good bottles of wine have to come with a cork. This was the widespread opinion held by wine experts several decades ago. Over time the sector has opened up to numerous other packaging solutions – including aluminium cans.
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In times of catastrophe brewery Anheuser-Busch fills cans with water instead of beer. Photo: Anheuser-Busch

Relief Aid in a Beer Can


When catastrophe strikes help needs to come quick. At times like these many companies make donations and launch fundraising appeals among their staff. Others take aid straight to the disaster-stricken areas – like Anheuser-Busch who filled their beer cans with water instead of beer.
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With the help of thermochromic ink technology the butterfly comes alive with colour. Photo: © Ogilvy

Packaging with Multi-Sensory Effects


When temperatures rise outside everyone enjoys a refreshing drink. Multi-sensory packaging now can even tell you whether the drinking temperature is low enough.
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A football rather than a rum barrel features in the logo of Captain Morgan’s rum for the FIFA World Cup 2018. Photo: DIAGEO Germany GmbH

Packaging World stricken with Football Fever


When Captain Morgan triumphantly places his foot on a football rather than a barrel of rum we know for sure: that time has come around again for one of the most important football events in the world. Already months ahead of the World Cup kick-off in Russia in mid-June 2018 supermarkets are packed with products whipping up football fever.
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PET plastic bottles are very easy to process and re-use. Photo: Messe Düsseldorf, Constanze Tillmann

New Enzyme Improves PET Recycling


Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Britain’s University of Portsmouth have found an enzyme capable of decomposing PET.
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It is often labels that prompt shoppers to buy wine. Photo: ©

Well selected or glue-it-yourself


Products seduce shoppers with their visual appearance. This also holds true for wine bottles whose otherwise sleek look is made special by the label alone.
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Peel, Pop and shake: 1. Remove lid, 2. Press Pod onto the bottle filled with water, 3. Shake and 4. Enjoy. Photo: Drinkfinity

Water Upgrade


Fluid intake is healthy – two to three litres a day would be ideal. However, not everyone is incentivised to drink so much by insipid water. Those looking for more taste will have an alternative to juices and high-calorie sodas from now on: “Drinkfinity” is the name of Pepsi’s product designed to enhance water.
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