News Russian beer packaging ban could destroy PET sector and hurt beer sales

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by Todd, Jun 27, 2012.

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,491) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    The Russia government is pushing to ban PET (Polyethylene terephthalate), which is a resin from the polyester family used for lining liquid and food containers. Experts are predicting a major collapse of the PET industry in Russia if the plastic industry can't block the ban. There's also major concerns from the Russian beer industry that the ban will drastically hurt beer sales.
  2. Beerandraiderfan

    Beerandraiderfan Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2009 Nevada

    But no ban on the same stuff in cheap plastic vodka bottles?
  3. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,491) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Read the articles. Though it focuses on beer, from what I read it's going to impact anything and anyone related to the use or production of PET as a result.
  4. Beerandraiderfan

    Beerandraiderfan Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2009 Nevada

    Good advice. The very first sentence talks about a beer ban.
  5. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,491) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Right, but I guess they're predicting that the overall impact is going to impact other things ... which makes sense.
  6. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Savant (971) Sep 4, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    Did anyone else click on this after the scanning the title and read "Russian...Ban...PTE"
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  7. Mavajo

    Mavajo Zealot (572) Feb 10, 2007 Georgia

    God, this is gonna really suck if I can't get all my favorite Russian beers anymore.
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  8. StevieCasino

    StevieCasino Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2007 New Jersey

    Why are they banning it? If it's harmful to people's health then it's worth it, the article doesn't address the reason why the ban is proposed at all...
  9. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,245) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    Well, there were these two mentions:

    "Industry leaders are asking the Russian government to block the PET ban on beer packaging in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan that was proposed in 2011 to help deter alcohol consumption in those areas, according to European Plastics News."


    Granted, it seems a strange way to go about it. Sort of like curbing obesity by banning forks--- uh, or maybe, given the amount of junk food consumed, a better ban would be to prohibit eating with one's fingers and MANDATING the use of a fork...
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  10. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Crusader (736) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    They want to curb drinking in Russia? Why don't they try prohibition? After all, look at how well that worked here. Are politicians/governments the same everywhere? - applying band-aids to compound fractures.
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  11. dedrinker

    dedrinker Initiate (0) May 13, 2006 Kansas

    ooooh! anything to make it seem like we care about beer!
  12. mikeg67

    mikeg67 Poo-Bah (1,589) Nov 12, 2010 New Jersey

    They tried in 1985. It does not help much. People make vodka at home, or drink purfume, toothpaste even antifreeze.
  13. Danielbt

    Danielbt Initiate (0) May 4, 2012 Texas

    More like trying to curb obesity by banning styrofoam.
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