Coca-Cola Great Britain in partnership with Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP), has announced that it is set to use 100% recycled plastic in all on-the-go bottles across its entire soft drink range.
From September, all plastic bottles of 500ml or less in Great Britain will be made will 100% recycled plastic and will continue to be fully recyclable.
The rollout commences in September, and will see the amount of recycled plastic material in smaller bottles increase from 50% to 100%.
According to the supplier, it saves 29,000 tonnes of virgin plastics each year.
CCEP is also working towards transitioning from plastic shrink wrap to cardboard across all multipacks.
Stephen Moorhouse, General Manager at CCEP GB, said: “Increasing the amount of recycled plastic we use is a critical point in our sustainable packaging journey and reaching 100%rPET puts us one step closer to achieving our ambition of a world without waste – collecting and recycling a bottle or can for every one that we sell by 2025.”