Argentina: Increased use of glass bottles

Soft drink manufacturers and other companies will start replacing plastic bottles by glass bottles and packaging to reduce costs. After devaluation, costs of plastic and aluminium have multiplied. In …

Soft drink manufacturers and other companies will start replacing plastic bottles by glass bottles and packaging to reduce costs. After devaluation, costs of plastic and aluminium have multiplied. In the last decade glass bottling was almost replaced by Pet (a plastic imported resin). Products such as soft drinks, soda, cooking oil, mayonnaise were bottled in plastic containers. The cost of the Pet bottle has ncreased by approximately 140% since devaluation according to Coca Cola, causing an approximate 35% rise in the price of the product. Coca Cola Argentina will sell its soft products bottled in a new glass bottle. The company has made investments to readapt it production line and the incorporation of bottles and boxes. Pepsico Argentina will continue to bottle its products in plastic bottles. The company Rigoleau, which manufactures the bottles of the 4 beer companies in the country (Grupo Quilmes, Brahma, CCU and Isenbeck) will start replacing aluminium by glass.