27 Jun '11, 9am

Dr. Pepper Snapple Reduces Plastic By Using More Recycled Content

Dr. Pepper Snapple Reduces Plastic By Using More Recycled Content

Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (DPS) released its first CSR report, Sustainability in Action a few weeks ago. The company, whose net sales totaled $5.6 billion last year, saved 12.5 million pounds of plastic last year by using more recycled PET and lighter packaging. DPS claims to have the lightest two-liter bottle in the industry. It became the first company to fully implement the “1881 standard” for the neck finishes and closures of its water and carbonated soft drink bottles. The “1881 standard” for soft drink containers reduces the weight of containers up to 11 percent, saving the equivalent of 25 rail cars of PET material a year. The savings from adopting the standard covered the cost of the project within six months, and adopting the standard was one of the initiatives DPS announced last year that it planned to complete by 2012.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/06/dr-pepper-snapple-red...

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