Coca Cola developed recycled ocean plastic bottles
Coca-Cola said that through a partnership between Ioniqa Technologies, Indorama Ventures, MARES Circulares (Circular Seas) and Coca-Cola, about 300 sample bottles were made using 25 percent recycled Marine plastic recovered from the Mediterranean and beaches. The design and development of these bottles demonstrates the transformative potential of enhanced recycling technology, which can take any used quality PET plastic and recycle it into a high quality plastic that can be used in food or beverage packaging. The sample bottle, the first ever made from Marine plastic, has been successfully recycled for use in food and beverage packaging.
In 2017, as part of Coca-Cola's Sustainability Action Plan, Coca-Cola Europe Partners and Coca-Cola Western Europe pledged to collect one can or bottle for every can sold by 2025; Ensure that all its packaging is 100% recyclable; Ensure that at least 50% of their plastic bottles come from recyclable ingredients. In 2019, in Western Europe, Coca-Cola Systems invested EUR 180 million in sustainable packaging throughout its operations and in the development of new packaging and packless solutions for the future.
This is not the first time Coca-Cola has made a popular search for plastic bottles. Months ago, the company said it would phase out Sprite's iconic green bottles to clear plastic because it would help recycle plastic bottles.
Coca-Cola in Western Europe has announced a series of new environmental initiatives. Among other things, it will strive to use 100% recyclable or renewable materials in all its plastic bottles, avoiding the use of more than 200,000 tonnes of native plastic per year. Coca-Cola in Western Europe is set to reach 50% recycled content in its plastic bottles two years ahead of its target (by 2023, not 2025). In July, Coca-Cola in Western Europe announced that its Honest, Glaceau Smartwater and ChaudFontaine brands would transition to 100% recycled plastic in its bottles by 2019-2020.
Tim Brett, president of Coca-Cola Western Europe, said too many of the world's finite resources were currently being thrown away as waste. We need to do more to rectify the problem. The goals we are setting today are ambitious, and rightly so. Packaging plays an important role, but it must always be collected, recycled and reused. Our collaborative goal is to make the term "single-use plastic" redundant in our business and beyond, because all of our plastic, and indeed all of our packaging, is delivered in a closed cycle.