In an attempt to reduce the amount of plastic that leaks out of the recycling system, the EU is imposing a new regulation for single use plastics. Part of that regulation, Article 6, requires companies to redesign all plastic containers up to 3 liters that use a plastic closure to ensure that closure is tethered to the bottle and cannot be detached.
This ambitious regulation is causing a stir in the Beverage industry. While the goals of Article 6 are aimed at reducing plastic deposited into marine environments, many are questioning if they’re realistic. Let’s take a look at the goals vs challenges of this 2024 regulation.EU-Tethered-bottle-caps-regultion_Adept-Group