Soft Drinks Packaging in
United Kingdom

Country Report

Executive Summary

Oct 2019
PROSPECTS
The on-the-go trend boosts sales of smaller format sizes

Due to consumers’ busier lifestyles, smaller pack sizes continue to record a good performance in the UK. Indeed, many single-serve packs have been launched in order to respond to the growing on-the-go consumption.

Corporate social responsibility concerns increase

Growing awareness among consumers with regard to plastic pollution has, along with media attention on the subject, been encouraging manufacturers to innovate their packaging types in order to be more environmentally sustainable. Indeed, all the major players in the soft drinks industry have been investing in their ranges to launch rPET bottles and introducing plant-based materials.

Smaller players launch sustainable alternatives

Smaller manufacturers have introduced alternative sustainable packaging types in the UK to compete with the big brands, despite the high cost to research and produce rPET/plant-based bottles. Especially in recent years, new manufacturers have launched bottled water in metal beverage cans, in place of PET bottles, advertising the former’s sustainable packaging benefits.

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The Beverages Packaging in United Kingdom market research report includes:

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Soft Drinks Packaging in the United Kingdom - Category analysis

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

The on-the-go trend boosts sales of smaller format sizes
Corporate social responsibility concerns increase
Smaller players launch sustainable alternatives

Soft Drinks Packaging in the United Kingdom - Company Profiles

Packaging Industry in the United Kingdom - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Smaller sizes, minimalist designs and clean labelling characterise the UK packaging industry, against the backdrop of Brexit-induced uncertainty around recycling
Smart packaging predicted to revolutionise the future of the food packaging industry
The on-the-go trend boosts sales of smaller format sizes in soft drinks
Innovation, premiumisation and craft movement have a strong impact on alcoholic drinks packaging and drive growth of metal beverage cans
Sustainability remains top of the agenda in beauty and personal care
Concentration trend impacts home care packaging

PACKAGING LEGISLATION

No-Deal Brexit will require significant redesign of waste and resource policy in the UK
Plastic packaging Tax: soon to be a reality
The Packaging Regulations 2015 still does not provide official standards for reusable and refillable schemes

RECYCLING AND THE ENVIRONMENT

‘Reverse’ vending machine for single-use drink container see light of day
Waste disposal and international exports: continued violations
Major players continue to pledge improved sustainability initiatives
Table 1 Overview of Packaging Recycling and Recovery in United Kingdom: 2017/2017/2018 and Targets for 2020

PACKAGING DESIGN AND LABELLING

Uflex develops a new material with antimicrobial properties
Travel sizes gain popularity among consumers leading active lifestyles
Home care packaging design goes minimalist

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