Robinsons ready to drink, Lipton Ice Tea and drench move to 100% recycled plastic bottles following Britvic’s £5M investment support in Esterform Packaging Ltd

This summer, Robinsons, Lipton Ice Tea and drench 500ml bottles are moving to 100% recycled plastic (rPET). The 500ml on-the-go bottles are the first to use recycled plastic from a new rPET manufacturing facility in North Yorkshire. The facility, built by Esterform Packaging Limited following Britvic’s £5m investment support in 2019, is powered by 100% renewable energy and provides Britvic with a secure supply of quality food-grade rPET in the UK. Mark Tyne, Esterform’s Managing Director, said: “Our £20 million project to produce 42,000 tonnes of recycled food grade PET…

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Britvic announces move to 100% recycled plastic bottles in Great Britain by the end of 2022

Britvic has announced its intent for all plastic bottles in GB to be made from 100% recycled plastic (rPET) by the end of 2022 – three years earlier than originally planned, and ahead of the previous target of 50%. This will cover the entire GB portfolio of Britvic-owned and PepsiCo brands, and demonstrates both companies’ commitment to sustainability and to a healthier planet. This is the latest in a series of sustainable business measures, including Britvic’s recent move in Ireland to rPET for Ballygowan 500ml bottles and Fruit Shoot Hydro…

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Britvic announces first sustainability-linked financing deal

Britvic has agreed its first sustainability-linked credit facility, allowing it to borrow up to £400 million over the next five years whilst linking the margin of the facility to its sustainability goals. The five-year facility, which can be extended by a further two years, was co-ordinated by Rabobank and has been provided by a group of seven lenders. The facility is linked to the progress Britvic makes against three sustainability targets. The better Britvic performs against these targets, the further the margin will reduce. Britvic has committed to reaching these…

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Companies join forces to help tackle plastic waste with BP’s enhanced recycling technology

Leading companies operating across the polyester packaging value chain – including businesses involved in the manufacture, use, collection and recycling of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic packaging – today announced they have formed a new consortium that aims to help to address the problem of plastic waste by accelerating the commercialisation of BP Infinia enhanced recycling technology. BP Infinia is designed to turn opaque and difficult-to-recycle (known as ODR) PET plastic waste, that can degrade in quality each time it is recycled using conventional methods, into recycled feedstocks that can be…

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Britvic announces ambitious science-based carbon targets

As world leaders meet for the UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid (COP25), Britvic has  announced new carbon emissions reduction targets to help tackle climate change. Britvic’s new targets have been independently verified by the Science Based Target initiatives (SBTi), showing that they are in line with what the latest climate science says is needed to prevent a global temperature rise of 1.5°C and the worst impacts of climate change. This announcement makes Britvic the first UK soft drinks company to have an approved 1.5°C target. With the support of…

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