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Re-Use and DRS with Craig Pope and Jack Denley of Petainer

This show was published 13 October 2023


In this second interview with Craig Pope, European Commercial Director for Petainer and Jack Denley, Marketing Manager, we focus in on how plastic drinks packaging can be re-used via deposit return schemes (DRS).

With glass being quite difficult to decarbonise, re-usable plastic bottles might be a packaging solution that is better for the environment. We discuss how the German and Nordic markets work and why DRS is a key part of making plastic bottles environmentally friendly.

In Germany, Petainer supply plastic bottles than can be re-used up to 15 times via a DRS involving reverse-vending machine. They service c.4 billion fills in Germany which equates to a 90% reduction in plastic waste.

We also explore the problems with re-usable plastic bottles for wine, and why single use may be a better option.


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