Coca-cola recycled plastic

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.

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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.

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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.”

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