“Green” tea packaging: Tea producers opting for PET

05/06/2012

PET bottles are brewing up a niche in the ready-to-drink tea industry. Several companies are switching from glass to PET for several factors ranging from recyclability to its lightweight properties.

Pure Leaf Iced Tea, a product of the Pepsi Lipton Tea partnership, recently introduced its new square-shaped bottles that are made of PET plastic. A company spokesperson told PlasticsToday Pure Leaf believed the new packaging is the best fit for the brand and their consumers.

"Pure Leaf is transitioning from glass to PET in order to provide the consumer with an un-breakable, consumer preferred package format for releasing their new square bottles made of PET plastic," the spokesperson said. "Pure Leaf wanted packaging that was recyclable as well as consumer-friendly for on-the-go and out-of-home occasions."
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