Berry Global equips Coca-Cola with tethered caps to align with EU directives

EUROPE – Berry Global has been contracted by Coca-Cola to supply it with a lightweight, tethered closure for its carbonated soft drinks in PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles. Bolstered by the EU Single-Use Plastics Directive, Berry’s new tethered closure for Coca-Cola is designed to remain intact with the bottle – making it less likely to be littered and more likely to…

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CCBA introduces 1.25l returnable glass bottles that align with sustainability and transparency goals

SOUTH AFRICA – Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) has announced plans to introduce new 1.25l returnable glass bottles that align with its sustainability and transparency goals. “We are changing our Returnable Glass Bottles (1,25l) to make them more eco-friendly with paper labels and reusable across all the brands we make,” CCBA said in a LinkedIn post. “Clear glass in standardized shapes…

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Coca-Cola bottlers in Pakistan launch 100% rPET bottles in the country

PAKISTAN – Coca-Cola İçecek Pakistan and Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Ltd (CCI Pakistan) have launched PET bottles made from 100% recycled plastic, a new packaging innovation for Coca-Cola in Pakistan, as part of their ambition to cut virgin plastic by 2030. Initially launched in Sindh, the third-largest province of Pakistan by land area and the second-largest province by population after Punjab,…

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CCBA invests US$14M in new PET plastic bottle production line to boost production in Mozambique

MOZAMBIQUE – Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (Mozambique) has invested US$14 million in a new polyethylene phthalate (PET) plastic bottle production line at its Nampula factory. The new line will create employment opportunities and contribute to economic development in the region. Before the new plant was built, the Northern region relied on products manufactured in the Central region, over 1 000km away.…

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Coca-Cola partners DHL to boost plastic waste recycling in Kampala

UGANDA – Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) has partnered with DHL International (Uganda) to manage plastic waste sustainably. The initiative, which is part of their eco-friendly approach, will help reduce pollution in this East African country. Under the partnership, DHL will provide its plastic waste to Plastic Recycling Industries, an initiative of CCBA to “build a more sustainable future for Uganda.”…

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Coca-Cola Nigeria recognized for environmental sustainability investments

NIGERIA – Coca-Cola Nigeria has earned multiple accolades at the Environmental Sustainability Conference, Expo, and Awards (ECOSEA), organized by Impact Reports Africa and Brand Communicator. This reaffirms that for Coca-Cola Nigeria, environmental sustainability goes beyond one-off philanthropic interventions to long-term commitments. Launched this year, the maiden edition of ECOSEA saw the convergence of public and private sector stakeholders in the…

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Coca-Cola Middle East rolls out 100% rPET bottles at FIFA World Cup in Qatar

QATAR – Coca-Cola Middle East has partnered with Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) to introduce sustainable beverage bottles at this year’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Aligning with the SC’s key initiatives on responsible plastic recycling, Coca-Cola Middle East’s pilot of 100% rPET bottles marks the first time the packaging will be in circulation at a FIFA…

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Coca-Cola India partners Zepto in ‘return and recycle’ initiative for PET bottles in India

INDIA – Coca-Cola India has partnered with 10-Min grocery delivery service, Zepto, to establish a plastic waste management initiative that will organize the process of collection of PET bottles with 100 percent traceability. The ‘return and recycle’ initiative for PET bottles is an extension of The Coca-Cola Company’s global goal of creating a World Without Waste by finding solutions to…

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Coca-Cola plastic packaging increases by 8.8% in one year, report reveals

GLOBAL – Beverage company Coca-Cola has increased its plastic packaging by 8.8% or over 579 million pounds (263 thousand metric tons) in one year, reveals a study by Oceana, a non-profit ocean conservation organization. The finding follows after Oceana analyzed data from the Global Commitment 2022 Progress Report released by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation earlier this week. The plastic packaging…

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