Coca-Cola turns to 100% recycled plastic bottles in US2021|01:16
One of the world’s biggest producers of plastic waste is going green. Coca-Cola Co is changing its bottles in the U.S. to be made from 100% recycled plastic. The new 13.2oz bottles of Coke, Diet Coke, Coke Zero Sugar and Coca-Cola Flavors will begin rolling out in select states in Northeast, Florida and California in February. 20oz bottles will be sold in California and New York beginning February, and in Texas by spring. Sprite will come in a new 13.2oz clear bottle packaging in select markets in February and will transition all packaging to clear bottles by the end of 2022. The beverage giant said the move would help reduce its use of new plastic by more than 20% across its North American portfolio compared with 2018. A couple of years ago, the Atlanta-based firm pledged to collect and recycle a bottle or can for each one it sells globally by 2030. Nestle and PepsiCo, among the top polluters, have also taken steps to redesign packaging and reduce waste.