Coca-Cola Australia and Coca-Cola Amatil have today announced that all Coca-Cola soft drink brands (600ml and below) and all water brands (600ml and below) in Australia are now being produced in 100% recycled plastic bottles.
This includes Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta, Mount Franklin and Pump.
This follows the announcement earlier in the year that Coca-Cola Amatil will make 7 out of 10 plastic bottles from 100% recycled plastic by the end of 2019.
Coca-Cola’s juice and dairy brands are on track to transition and complete the goal before the end of the year.
Committed to helping close the recycling loop, Coca-Cola Australia has also ramped up its efforts to promote recycling to all Australians, announcing its sponsorship of Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week, now in its 24th year.
Russell Mahoney, Director of Sustainability at Coca-Cola Australia said; “The plastic waste crisis is one of the most pressing issues of our time – one that we’re committed to help solve.
“We know actions speak louder than words, which is why together with Coca-Cola Amatil we have made a landmark investment in recycled plastic in Australia to help support a viable domestic recycling economy.
“The other important piece of the puzzle is supporting initiatives that encourage Australians to recycle, which is why we’re proud to be working closely with Planet Ark as the major sponsor of National Recycling Week.”
As Australia’s biggest beverage company, Coca-Cola’s move to recycled plastic will significantly reduce the environmental impact of its operations; ensuring plastic from existing bottles is repurposed, while decreasing demand for new plastic.
Peter West, Managing Director of Australian Beverages at Coca-Cola Amatil, said: “Earlier this year we took our strongest step forward in reducing packaging waste by making recycled plastic the norm in 7 out of 10 products in our portfolio.