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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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Share of global soft drink consumption, 2012


April 16, 2014 8:52 am ET

Share of global soft drink consumption, 2012

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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