Our Members’ actions

Action by our national associations to support circularity

The Belgian Federation of Bottled Water and Soft Drinks Producers (FIEB) has presented a number of their achievements on sustainability and packaging. FIEB has committed to make packaging 100% recyclable/reusable/biodegradable by 2025.

In France, the French Soft Drinks Association (BRF) took the commitment to have 25% of rPET by 2015. In 2018, they had already reached 30%

The Danish Brewers’ Association had made a pledge on behalf of its members with an ambition to reach at least 50% recycled plastic in all its PET bottles in 2025 (average).

The Spanish Soft Drinks Association published its annual report at the end of 2018. Soft drink packaging in 2017 is 22% lighter than in 2000.

Action by UNESDA corporate members to support circularity

Our members have been driving sustainability throughout their value chains for more than 30 years – from reducing and reusing water, energy and raw materials in their production through to setting-up and running packaging waste collection and recycling systems across Europe.  Read more here:

Ensuring that its packaging can be collected for recycling is critical to Coca-Cola European Partners’ (CCEP) business.

In 2019, Coca‑Cola HBC was again named Europe’s most sustainable beverage company by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

86% of Danone’s total packaging – and 77% of its plastic packaging – is reusable, recyclable or compostable.

Nestlé Waters applies ‘recyclable by design’ principles and carries out lifecycle assessments to minimise the environmental footprint of all its beverage bottles.

PepsiCo’s vision is to build a world where plastics need never become waste.  To realise this the company must reduce, recycle & reinvent its plastic packaging.

Red Bull cans are infinitely recyclable.

Packaging is a central theme within Refresco’s wider sustainability approach. Its motto is Reduce & Recycle.

Suntory Beverage Food Europe has unveiled a path to reach 100% sustainable plastic bottles, within a decade.

In 2019 the first ever Coke sample bottle made using recovered and recycled marine litter was introduced. A food and drink packaging first.

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