Tethered caps used to help bottled water brands stand out

Posted on October 14, 2022 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News


Tethered caps, which stay attached to beverage containers while in use, already have become widely adopted in Europe even though European Commission regulations do not require implementation until July 3, 2024. That’s when all beverage containers 3 liters and under are mandated to be equipped with closures that stay attached. The requirement is intended to not only cut down on litter but also increase plastic recycling.

The thinking goes that caps attached to bottles have more of a chance to make it through the recycling system than those that are not. It’s the ultimate argument for ‘caps on’ in the caps-on, caps-off debate that’s been floating around the plastic recycling industry for years.

This would be a great move.