The target rate for the recycling of plastic packaging in Great Britain is supposed to increase in the next two years from the current rate of 29 percent to 32 percent. The target rate for steel will increase from 69 percent to 71 percent. The new standards are supposed to ensure that the United Kingdom reaches the goals formulated in the EU Packaging Directive.
Volvic has launched its Greener Bottle made from 20 percent sugarcane waste. The beverage maker says it is the first UK company to introduce a 100 percent recyclable PET plastic bottle using this renewable plant material.
The unparalleled consumer trend for mineral water, dairy-based beverages, energy and probiotic drinks, together with the emergence of a so-called single-serve society, are two factors that are continuing to stimulate further PET-packaging demand.