The Plastics Industry Association (Plastics) has released a new Plastics Market Watch report, “Plastic Bottles Today: Innovating to Reach Today’s Consumer,” which shows that demand for plastic bottles continues to grow in the United States.
The association’s Plastics Market Watch series highlights the growing reliance on and benefits of using plastic materials in multiple end markets.
Plastic bottles and jars represent approximately 75 percent of all plastic containers by weight, according to Plastics.
In 2016, for the first time, bottled water consumption exceeded carbonated soft drinks in sales in the U.S., growing 8.5 percent, according to the Beverage Marketing Corp. Further, plastic accounted for 41.2 percent of all beverage packaging units in 2016, according to same group. Given the increased consumer demand for plastic bottles, Plastics says its new study is a timely look into the trends that shape the plastic bottling sector.
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