MOSCOW (MRC) -- CCEP in Australia has been awarded Gold in the Beverage category, as well as receiving a Special Award in the Sustainability category at The WorldStar Global Packaging Awards, said the company.
The awards are an international packaging design competition that continues to evolve and shape the packaging design community by highlighting the global trends and challenges within the packaging industry. Each year, WorldStar receives more than 300 entries from more than 34 countries around the world.
In 2019, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners Australia was the first beverage manufacturer and Coca-Cola bottler in the world to have all single serve packs produced from 100% rPET. This includes plastic packaging for water, soft drinks, aseptic dairy and warm-fill sensitive beverages, and equates to 7 out of 10 bottles sold in Australia.
By converting all plastic single serve packs to 100% rPET packaging, CCEP in Australia reduced the amount of virgin fossil-based plastic used in our PET bottles by an estimated 10,000 tonnes per year. Marlene Cronje Vermeulen, Future Works Manager for Coca-Cola Europacific Partners in Australia said: “We are so happy that we not only won a WorldStar Packaging general award, but that we have also been awarded the Gold Sustainable Packaging Special Award for 2021. The Gold Sustainable Packaging Special Award truly is the crowning achievement for our team and will form the platform from which our sustainable initiatives will develop”.
CCEP is committed to playing our part in creating a circular economy for the PET packaging we use through increasing collection once our drinks have been consumed, supporting the development of recycling capacity to ensure they are recycled, and by using the recycled plastic, alongside plastic from renewable sources, to make new bottles.
In Western Europe, our markets are also accelerating the reduction of virgin fossil-based plastic, working towards using 100% recycled or renewable content in our PET bottles by 2030, to help create a low carbon circular economy for PET bottles.
As per MRC, Coca-Cola HBC launched two new production lines at a plant in Novosibirsk, which will produce juices and iced teas. The volume of investments in the project amounted to about 500 million rubles.
As per ICIS-MRC Price Report, demand for PET chips in the spot domestic market was not high this week.
Contract prices from Russian producers were in the range of Rb100,000-110,000/tonne CPT Moscow, including VAT in June. Export prices for Chinese bottle grade PET were heard in the range of $900-940/tonne FOB China.
Coca-Cola HBC operated Russian factories for the production of drinks under the Coca-Cola Corporation brands since 2001. The company includes 11 factories located, in particular, in Moscow, the Moscow region, St. Petersburg, Samara, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok.