April 8: Coca-Cola is using cans featuring lighter ends for its brands of soft drinks in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

Made by Ball Packaging Europe in the UK, the so-called CDL+ ends boast material savings of up to ten percent compared to previous beverage can ends.

Rob Miles, vice president sales & marketing at Ball Packaging Europe, said: “One of the biggest issues which industry will have to resolve in future is resource and energy efficiency. The lightweight CDL+ can end therefore contributes significantly to a sustainable beverage can market.”

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