PET Bottles in 2019 and Beyond

The Future Needs to be Sustainable

Rosemarie Downey, Global Head of Packaging Research at Euromonitor International

In this piece, we will first review the global consumer packaging industry in light of sustainability pressures, central to the wider plastics packaging industry and to PET. We will secondly examine PET bottle performance, market dynamics and opportunities within lead end-uses for PET, consider the value that remains placed on PET as a lightweight, convenient and sustainable format, the latter if it is handled correctly.