In the United Kingdom, consumption of soft drinks has been constant, but slightly increased in 2022, when approximately 15 billion liters of soft drinks were consumed. Carbonated soft drinks have become an integral part of modern culture, and they are vastly consumed all around the world. Around six billion liters were consumed only in the U.K. in 2022.
Soft drinks on the rise
Non-alcoholic drinks are particularly on the rise in the north European country. Various of these drinks are well-known to the public, including carbonated drinks, which cover most of the nation’s market share. Dilutables, which are drinks that are sold in their concentrate form to then be mixed with water for consumption, have the second-largest market share.
The soft drink branch uses various packaging methods to protect and maintain the conditions of the product. The most popular choice is Plastic or PET, which accounts for 68 percent of the soft drink market since it is lightweight, flexible, and recyclable. Metal cans come in second; they are mainly used for carbonated drinks and make up around 16 percent of the packaging distribution.