Sustainability report shows impact of lightweighting at Dr Pepper

By Jim Johnson
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: August 15, 2014 12:50 pm ET
Updated: August 15, 2014 12:54 pm ET

Image By: Dr Pepper Snapple Group

Related to this story

Topics Packaging, Sustainability, Blow Molding

There’s no period in Dr Pepper and now there’s less and less resin in the PET bottles that the beverage maker produces.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group is out with its latest sustainability report that indicates the Plano, Texas-based company has surpassed its goal of reducing PET use.

“Our successes in the lightweighting of our packaging continue to drive reductions in the use of PET plastic,” the company’s report states.

Dr Pepper Snapple pointed to the company’s adoption of the “1881” standard for threaded bottle tops — called finishes by the packaging industry — and caps as one reason that has helped the company meet its goal.

That standard decreased the size of the bottle top threads, resulting in the use of less plastic in each container produced.

“We continually investigation new technology and supply options for lowering our PET use. We still offer the lightest 2-liter bottle in the industry, a distinction of which we are proud,” the company said in the report.

Dr Pepper Snapple has reduced PET use by more than 60.7 million pounds since 2007, including a 14.5 million-pound reduction last year. That surpasses its cumulative goal of conserving 60 million pounds of PET, the company said.

“These results will improve even future as we continue to seek opportunities to redesign and lightweight our packages and explore options for incorporating more post-consumer recycled PET into our packaging,” the report states.

The report is available at www.dpsgsustainability.com.


Comments

Sustainability report shows impact of lightweighting at Dr Pepper

By Jim Johnson
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: August 15, 2014 12:50 pm ET
Updated: August 15, 2014 12:54 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Comar merging with Convergence Packaging

October 21, 2014 5:07 pm ET

A couple of plastic packaging companies owned by private investment firm Graham Partners are merging into a single entity.    More

Image

Plastic particles showing up in Germany's Lake Constance

October 21, 2014 1:16 pm ET

While Fakuma 2014 exhibitors and visitors occupied themselves with topics like molding of micro-sized plastic parts during the show, the presence of...    More

Image

Bioplastics, design join forces for SOMA

October 21, 2014 11:33 am ET

A polylactic acid made by Germany's Fraunhofer UMSICHT is a key part of the Soma home water filtration system, which its developers call the...    More

Image

Corbion Purac collaboration taking bioplastics into even more uses

October 17, 2014 6:00 am ET

Corbion Purac NV's collaboration with Taiwan-headquartered compounder Supla Co. Ltd. and Taiwan electronics producer Kuender & Co. is paying...    More

Image

PolyOne denies report it's bidding for Klöckner Pentaplast

October 16, 2014 11:44 am ET

UPDATED — Compounding leader PolyOne Corp. is denying a report that it bid as much as $2 billion for film and sheet major Klöckner Pentaplast Gr...    More

Market Reports

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 million dollar plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our analysts provide insight on business trends, foreign investment, top end markets and plastics processing activity. The report also provides important data on exports, production, employment and value of plastics products manufactured.

Learn more

Plastics Caps & Closures Market Report

The annual recap of top trends and future outlook for the plastics caps & closures market features interviews with industry thought leaders and Bill Wood’s economic forecast of trends in growing end markets. You will also gain insight on trends in caps design, materials, machinery, molds & tooling and reviews of mergers & acquisitions.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events