From today, production of bottles with attached caps will begin at CCEP’s bottling plant in East Kilbride, Scotland. Shoppers in Scotland and the North of England will start to see the new caps on 1.5l bottles of Fanta, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar and Diet Coke.
The move makes the supplier the first major soft drinks company to introduce such a change to its packaging. It intends to have attached caps across all of its brands’ plastic bottles by early 2024.
It has introduced the caps to prevent them from being discarded and littered, as they are 100% recyclable.
Stephen Moorhouse, general manager at CCEP GB, said: “This is a small change that we hope will have a big impact, ensuring that when consumers recycle our bottles, no cap gets left behind.
“As the world’s largest independent bottler of Coca-Cola, we recognise we have a leading role to play in pushing innovation and design to produce more high-quality recycled plastic which can be converted into new bottles.”
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