Coca-Cola reveals plans to tackle recycling waste

By Michelle Perrett

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Coca-Cola pledges to fight waste
Coca-Cola pledges to fight waste

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Coca-Cola has unveiled plans to help collect and recycle the equivalent of every bottle or can it sells worldwide by 2030 through its World Without Waste programme.

In the UK, the company has said it is taking steps to make a difference by investing in the latest recycling facilities, including the Lincolnshire-based Clean Tech plant, Europe’s largest plastics recycling facility. 

Clean Tech intends to expand its capacity and production capabilities to ensure all Coca-Cola plastic bottles in Great Britain contain at least 50% recycled plastic by 2020.

Litter-free world

Consumers around the world care about our planet​,” said James Quincey, president and ceo, The Coca-Cola Company. “They want and expect companies like ours to be leaders and help make a litter-free world possible​.

Through our World Without Waste vision, we are investing in our planet and in our packaging to help make the world’s packaging problem a thing of the past​.”

Quincey, who is heading to Davos, Switzerland, this week for the World Economic Forum annual meeting, said the company would continue to focus on developing 100% recyclable packaging and reducing the amount of plastic in its bottles.

 

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