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Coca-Cola Introduces 100% Recycled Plastic Bottles In U.S.

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

As per reports, The Coca-Cola Company (KO) is introducing sodas in bottles made from 100% recycled plastic material in the United States, reducing its use of new plastic by more than 20% across its North American portfolio compared with 2018. The soda and beverage giant has been criticized for being one of the biggest producers of plastic waste. All-new 13.2oz bottles made from 100% recycled plastic material excluding the bottle’s cap and label.

The new 13.2 oz bottles of Coke, Diet Coke, Coke Zero Sugar, Coca-Cola Flavors are to be rolled out this month in select states in the Northeast, Florida, and California. Also, 20oz bottles of the beverages will be sold in California and New York this month, and in Texas by Spring. Dasani and Smartwater brands will be available in some locations in the coming months. Sprite will be introduced in a new 13.2oz clear bottle packaging in select markets this month, and the company will transition all packaging to clear bottles by the end of 2022.

“We realize our unique opportunity and clear responsibility to make a positive difference in the global plastic crisis,” stated Alpa Sutaria, the company’s vice president, Sustainability, North America Operating Unit.

Dow 30 Component, The Coca-Cola Company (KO), is the largest total beverage company in the world. It offers 500 plus brands in over 200 countries and is committed to reducing sugar in its drinks and providing new and diverse drinks to people everywhere. To learn more about The Coca-Cola Company (KO) and to continue to track its progress please visit the Vista Partners Coca-Cola Company Coverage Page.

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(Read Original Story: Coca-Cola turns to 100% recycled plastic bottles in U.S. in Reuters)


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