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PET to PET boosts recycling capacity


September 18, 2014 11:14 am ET

PET to PET Recycling Austria GmbH, a bottle-to-bottle PET recycling operation backed by Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling and several beverage manufacturers, has invested 2.3 million euros ($2.9 million) to upgrade its Austrian plant.

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New caps give Coke bottles '2nd Lives'


May 29, 2014 11:49 am ET

In Asia, Coca-Cola Co. is handing out unusual bottle caps that turn empty plastic bottles into totally new objects, like paintbrushes, water squirt guns, lamps and pencil sharpeners.

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Share of global soft drink consumption, 2012


April 16, 2014 8:52 am ET

Share of global soft drink consumption, 2012

Casey Container signs stock deal to help launch future production


April 10, 2014 3:34 pm ET

Casey Container Corp. continues to try to build on its plan to offer biodegradable plastic containers, announcing that it has signed a $10 million stock purchase agreement with an investment group that wants to remain anonymous until the deal closes.

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Coke reaches out for ideas on how to increase recycling in the UK


April 3, 2014 9:07 am ET

Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd. (CCE) has launched a new recycling challenge campaign to get more United Kingdom households recycling their plastic bottles after research found most other European countries recycled far more.

Australia debating national bottle bill


March 7, 2014 11:49 am ET

An academic has attacked a push to implement a national container deposit scheme (CDS) in Australia, but the leader of a coalition of environmental groups says criticism of the proposal is wrong.

Constar's British operations sold to private investment group


February 26, 2014 10:15 am ET

The British arm of Constar International Holdings LLC has been purchased by Sherburn Acquisitions for 4.3 million pounds ($7.1 million) after its U.S. parent collapsed into bankruptcy following the loss a contract with PepsiCo.

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A commercially viable 100 percent plant-based PET bottle may be near


February 4, 2014 11:48 am ET

Michael Okoroafor, vice president of global packaging innovation and execution for the H.J. Heinz Co., believes the development of a commercially viable 100-percent plant-based PET bottle is just five years away.

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Bottled water soon will take the beverage crown


February 4, 2014 12:04 pm ET

In the not-too-distant future, bottled water will overtake carbonated soft drinks as the largest beverage category in the United States, according to one industry expert.

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