Coca-Cola set to use 100% recycled PET in on-the-go bottles from September in UK

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Coca-Cola 100% recycled PET

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.

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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.”

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