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

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Topics Sustainability, Packaging, 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.


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Updated: August 15, 2014 12:54 pm ET

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