Status: Need is Closed

Improved Sustainability of Drinks Packaging

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Need was closed on
Dec 18, 2019

We’re determined to continue our commitment to radically change our relationship with packaging and are seeking further solutions to radically improve the sustainability of our drinks packaging. What is the future of sustainable drinks packaging? How can we radically improve the sustainability of our drinks packaging and eliminate or reduce the environmental impact of our current use of plastics?


Current soft drinks packaging uses significant amounts of plastic, and although we’re making great progress on improving the recyclability of our current plastic packaging, we’re looking to make even more significant progress to radically reduce the environmental impact of our packaging for our drinks.

Key success Criteria
  • Reduced environmental impact
  • Improved sustainability
Possible Approaches

Formats, Materials, Technologies, Systems, Processes which improve sustainability for ready-to-drink (RTD) drinks delivery including:

  • Significant packaging material reduction - for primary, secondary, and tertiary packaging
  • New Packaging Formats
  • New Packaging Materials and sources - recycled, from waste, natural, not-synthetic, or not from petroleum,
  • New Packaging Benefits post-use: - edible, usable, compostable, recyclable, upcyclable
Due Date
Dec 13, 2019
Items to be submitted

To submit your idea or proposal, please use the Respond Now button on the right of this page. Please note that only non-confidential information can be accepted. By submitting a response: you represent that the response does not contain and will not be deemed to contain any confidential information of any kind; and you acknowledge that Suntory Beverage and Food Europe may, in their absolute discretion, select or reject a response or any portion thereof.


Your response should be an executive summary of what you are proposing. It should include both technical information on how the technology will work in addition to the given benefits to the consumer and how you believe it can be of use to us as a business. Information on the background of those involved in the project will also be required in your response to this need posting.


We suggest you include the following:

  • Describe the technology
  • How the technology is relevant to our brands (specific or in general)
  • Level of maturity of the technology (development stage or just a proposal)
  • How adaptable is the technology, can it be used in a wide range of scenarios
  • Background information on the people involved in the proposal

Remember….. Don’t send anything that could be considered confidential at this point. 

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Steve Groves
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