Beverage giant Coca-Cola Amatil is doubling the amount of recycled plastic it uses across its beverage arm, with seven in 10 drink bottles to be made from 100 per cent recycled materials by the end of 2019.
small packages 600ml and under, including brands such as Coca-Cola,
Sprite and Fanta, will be made entirely from recycled plastic, reducing
the amount of new plastic resin the company uses by an estimated 10,000
tonnes each year from 2020.
is the latest step the company’s Australian arm has taken to reduce its
packaging footprint, with the phase out of single-use plastic straws
already underway, and the majority of Mount Franklin products already in
100 per cent recycled plastic.
company’s beverages managing director, Peter West, said Tuesday’s
commitment meant an early arrival at the 70 per cent recycled plastic
packaging goal, as outlined under the federal government’s 2025 National
Other signatories to the agreement include Aldi, Australia Post, Coles, Lion, Metcash, Visy and Woolworths.
we’re getting from our customers and consumers is about the need to
step up and show some leadership on this issue,” Mr West said.
750ml Pump brand water bottle will also be made from recycled plastic,
with tests underway for a solution to Coca-Cola’s larger branded
Mr West said
Australians’ opinions on plastic waste had evolved rapidly and the
region was seen as a proving ground for the parent company’s recycling
“There has already been a big difference from the time of (supermarkets’) plastic bag ban last year,” Mr West said.
went shopping in June and you were shocked that you had to bring your
own bag and now it’s just routine… people have an expectation that
companies will address single-use plastic”.
disclosed by Coca-Cola to the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment
shows it was the survey’s biggest producer of plastic packaging waste in
2017, using three million tonnes worldwide.
That’s almost double the next on the list, Nestle.
AAP – Tuesday 16 April 2019.