89oz Simply Beverages - Resin Code #1 EPET Conversion

Special award: 
Sustainability Award
Award won: 
Silver
Category: 
Beverages
Company: 
The Coca-Cola Company & Indorama Ventures & CKS Packaging Inc.
Country: 
USA

The 89oz Simply Beverages package is the first commercial application of Indorama Ventures PolyClear 5507 material, a new Association of Plastics Recyclers compliant grade of Extrudable Polyethylene Terephthalate. This now allows the package to carry the resin code#1 symbol, communicating its compatibility with the PET recycle stream.

Indorama-5507 was developed and commercialized through close collaboration between The Coca-Cola Company, Indorama Ventures and CKS Packaging. This collaboration not only enabled a conversion from a resin code#7 material, it also enabled a container weight reduction of 9% while maintaining the high quality and performance standards of the Simply brand.