Coca-Cola achieves a significant product improvement by changing all Coke bottles.

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Coca-Cola achieves a significant product improvement by changing all Coke bottles.

COCA-COLA has announced that all on-the-go sized bottles in the UK would be made entirely of recycled plastic.

The corporation will save 29,000 tonnes of virgin plastic each year by eliminating the usage of plastic bottles and replacing them with recycled plastics.

Coca-Cola Great Britain will now use just 100% recycled plastic in all of its on-the-go bottles across the board.

The company’s mission is to keep moving forward in the direction of entirely sustainable packaging.

Coca-Cola Original Taste, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Dr Pepper, and Lilt are all affected by this shift.

All plastic bottles with a capacity of 500ml or less will undergo the modification.

The rollout will begin in September, with the first fully recycled 500ml bottles hitting store shelves.

Coca-Cola will boost the quantity of recycled plastic material in smaller bottles from 50% to 100%, saving 29,000 tonnes of virgin plastic per year as a result of this milestone.

Despite the fact that Coca-Cola bottles have been recyclable for many years, far too many are still not recycled.

Coca-Cola has been working on a well-designed Deposit Return Scheme with the Scottish and Westminster governments, as well as industry partners, to make it easier for shoppers (DRS).

This is intended to encourage more people to recycle and ensure that bottles are collected in a timely manner so that they can be converted into new bottles.

In addition, the company is transitioning all multipacks from plastic shrink wrap to cardboard packaging.

This measure will result in the removal of plastic packaging from more than 30 million packs distributed each year.

“This announcement marks a significant step toward our desire to remove all non-recycled plastic from our bottles, and our global goal to help collect and recycle a bottle or can for every one we sell by 2025,” said Jon Woods, General Manager of Coca-Cola Great Britain.

“However, there is still more that we as an industry can do to boost the availability of food-grade recycled plastic in the UK,” he said.

“As a result, we support the implementation of a well-designed Deposit Return Scheme to ensure that we collect more bottles and can manufacture more high-quality recycled plastic that can be transformed into new bottles.”

“I am happy to see Coca-Cola Great Britain take this vital step to ensure their on-the-go bottles are,” Environment Minister Rebecca Pow said.

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