Coca-Cola Great Britain has announced that it will use 100% recycled PET in its on-the-go bottles starting from September.
In partnership with Coca-Cola European Partners, this means all bottles of 500ml or less in Great Britain will be made from fully recycled plastic.
It means the amount of recycled content will increase from 50% and will save 29,000 tonnes of virgin plastic per year.
This means all of its Coca-Cola brands, Fanta, Sprite, Dr Pepper and Lilt will use 100% recycled PET in the on-the-go bottles.
Coca-Cola is also completing the transition from plastic shrink wrap to cardboard across all multipacks.
CCEP GB general manager Stephen Moorhouse 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.”