We have a long-standing programme to reduce the weight of our packaging and optimise the packaging material we use.
In 2008, a 500ml PET bottle weighed 28.9g. Today, thanks to innovative work with our suppliers, the same bottle now weighs just 19.9g, and our new lighter weight bottle necks will reduce this further. Read more here.
We have also continued to shift our can portfolio from steel to aluminium in Europe. As aluminium is lighter than steel, this will contribute to a reduction of about 94,000 tonnes of CO2e by 2024. In 2021, in Europe over one billion cans were lightweighted, saving 1,165 tonnes of aluminium and 6,800 tonnes of CO₂e. In our API markets, all the cans we use are aluminium.