According to the latest news, Sprite announced that it would permanently abandon the green bottle for environmental protection, ending its 60 year history of "green".
Sprite becomes "white" and "transparent". Will it be loved by the public? In order to promote the development of plastic circular economy, the outer package of the upgraded bottle is transparent color and 100% recycled PET plastic is used. However, the emerald hue will remain for use on labels.
Current bottles contain green polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is usually only recycled into disposable products, which is not conducive to recycling. In fact, Sprite has changed from green bottles to transparent plastic bottles and other materials in some foreign markets. According to CNN, other coca cola beverages that use green bottles will also "switch to transparent bottles" in the coming months.
In January 2020, the national development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of ecological environment issued the "opinions on further strengthening plastic pollution control". The opinions put forward that by 2025, the management system for the production, circulation, consumption, recycling and disposal of plastic products will be basically established, the pluralistic co governance system will be basically formed, and the development and application level of alternative products will be further improved.
The green transformation of packaging has become one of the important means of low-carbon transformation of enterprises. Green packaging is one of the important measures to improve the ecological environment, and the development of low-carbon and environmental friendly packaging is undoubtedly the development trend in the future
Through the improvement of design structure, lightweight design, material recycling, etc., the use of natural resources can be reduced, and the damage to the state can be comprehensively reduced from the aspects of production and processing, consumption and use, post use abandonment, etc. Reduce packaging and packaging waste by improving the recovery and recycling goals, and directly convert the carbon dioxide in the carbon rich gas source into the key raw materials required for the production of PET bottles, so as to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the source, and explore a breakthrough environmental protection packaging solution for the beverage industry.
Improving the recyclability of discarded plastic products from the source of plastic production design can significantly reduce the difficulty and cost of end recycling. According to the international report, if the plastic source design and application are perfect, it can reduce the end recovery cost by 80%.
At present, with the increasing demand of the beverage industry, packaging methods are also moving towards diversified development, and various kinds of eye-catching outer packaging and packaging shapes appear in the public's sight. According to the outer packaging materials of beverages, they can be roughly divided into glass bottles, metal cans, plastic packaging and paper plastic composite boxes.
According to statistics, 42% of the world's plastics are used for packaging, most of which are only for one-time use, so the plastic pollution problem in the ecosystem is long-term and continuous. Sustainable packaging materials are the survival way to adapt to the future development of the industry.