The amount of energy needed to replace various types of drinks containers

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Source: Container Recycling Institute

The market share of various bottle packaging in the US

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Source: Container Recycling Institute

This 20-year chart tracks the US’s progress for recycling beverage bottles between 1986 and 2006

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Source: Container Recycling Institute

 

This chart shows how US states with recycling deposit systems have a much higher recycling rate overall than states without deposit schemes, as of 2006

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Source: Container Recycling Institute

An example from Germany’s recycling scheme of how recycling packaging can save energy and avoid the harmful emissions

Key Statistics for 2009:
Sales packaging recovered: approx. 2.75m tons
Primary energy saved thanks to recycling of sales packaging: 60bn megajoules
Emissions avoided of C02 equivalents: 1.5m tons

Source: Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland GmbH

The market share of various types of beverage packaging globally, per million units, with an indicator of growth between 2003 and 2008

Key Statistics for 2009:
Sales packaging recovered: approx. 2.75m tons
Primary energy saved thanks to recycling of sales packaging: 60bn megajoules
Emissions avoided of C02 equivalents: 1.5m tons

Source: Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland GmbH

The market share of various types of beverage packaging globally, per million units, with an indicator of growth between 2003 and 2008

Pack Type - Packaging Class: Total - Historic - Retail/off-trade Unit Volume - mn units
  2008 2003-08 %
World    
Beverage packaging    
Total packaging 964,608.2 26.2
Metal 245,028.6 14.6
Rigid plastic 324,912.1 49.2
Glass 265,209.2 13.3
Liquid cartons 49,139.1 36.2
Paper-based containers 21,451.5 17.9
Flexible packaging 56,845.9 32
Other packaging 2,021.8 66.7
Soft drinks    
Total packaging 593,450.1 28.2
Metal 143,974.4 5.7
Rigid plastic 314,913 48.2
Glass 59,807.6 0.6
Paper-based containers 4,330.9 -5.7
Flexible packaging 24,052.3 45.9
Alcoholic drinks    
Total packaging 316,900.4 23
Metal 98,187.4 30.8
Rigid plastic 7,785.5 102.7
Glass 202,198.8 17.7
Liquid cartons 2,767.3 6.5
Paper-based containers 3,506.7 30.1
Flexible packaging 454.5 -19
Other packaging 2,000.3 65.8
Hot drinks    
Total packaging 54,257.7 24.3
Metal 2,866.8 10.9
Rigid plastic 2,213.6 63.5
Glass 3,202.8 14.6
Paper-based containers 13,613.9 24.8
Flexible packaging 32,339.1 24.3
Other packaging 21.5 234.9

Source: Euromonitor International

A breakdown of regional beverage packaging manufacturing markets. The Asia Pacific region grew the most by volume between 2008 and 2009

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Source: Euromonitor International

A breakdown of the emerging key markets for returnable glass bottles, based on absolute growth between 2003 and 2008, and unit volume sales in 2008

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Source: Euromonitor International

A breakdown of global market share for beverage packaging, showcasing the differences between 2003 and 2008. Since 2003, PET bottles have moved from just over a third of the beverage packaging market to more than half in 2008

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Source: Euromonitor International

Beer packaging is broken down by material, expressed in millions of litres, for Asia, East Europe and West Europe

        Volume M Litres    
        2008 2009 2010F
Beer Asia Glass Bottle 45,686.5 48,300 5,1416
    Metal Bottle 0 0 0
    Metal Can 7,546.7 7,642.4 7,828.3
    PET Bottle 446.9 478.7 512.1
  East Europe Glass Bottle 10,685.8 9,348.9 8,486.1
    Metal Can 4,895 4,825.4 4,585.3
    PET Bottle 7,893.8 7,870.7 6,991.7
  West Europe Glass Bottle 14,200.5 13,791.2 13,666.1
    Metal Bottle 0.6 0.5 0.5
  West Europe Metal Can 5,645.8 5,715 5,698.4
    PET Bottle 576.6 584 609.8

Source: Canadean Ltd

Soft drinks, which includes packaged water, carbonated drinks, juices, functional drinks, iced tea and coffee, energy drinks and powders, are broken down by packaging material and region

        Volume M Litres  
        2008 2009 2010F
Soft (Standard)* Asia Board Carton 4,978.6 5,084.7 5,183
    Glass Bottle 9,982.6 9,980.8 10,007
    Metal Bottle 727.3 713.8 711.2
    Metal Can 10,587.9 10,799.3 10,624.1
    PET Bottle 60,638.7 67,579 72,689
  East Europe Board Carton 6,441.1 5,863.7 5,876.6
    Glass Bottle 4,146.6 3,690 3,627.3
    Metal Bottle 2.2 1.2 0.9
    Metal Can 1,084.1 997 1,009.6
    PET Bottle 33,464.6 31,969.5 32,113.2
  West Europe Board Carton 9,316.4 9,074.7 8,882
    Glass Bottle 11,693.7 11,125.8 10,636.4
    Metal Bottle 932.8 987.6 1,015.2
    Metal Can 5,414.8 5,556.4 5,558.7
    PET Bottle 69,023.5 70,341.1 7,1376.4

Source: Canadean Ltd

A forecast of the US’s beverage packaging market shares in 2013, broken down by drink category

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Source: Beverage Marketing Corporation