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Coca-Cola launches bottles made from recycled plastic

Coca-Cola Bangladesh has introduced 100% recycled PET plastic bottles (without caps and labels) in the Bangladesh market. These bottles have a relatively low carbon footprint. The new packaging is currently used on two liter bottles of Coca-Cola’s Kinley water, which will later be used on the packaging of other Coca-Cola products. This information has been informed in a notification of Coca-Cola.

Coca-Cola’s new system is a significant step in realizing the company’s dream of establishing a circular economy and reducing plastic pollution. Despite the change in the bottle, consumers will get the same refreshing taste of Coca-Cola products in the new sustainable packaging.

Ta Ji Tung, managing director of Coca-Cola Bangladesh, said, ‘Plastic waste management has become a major problem worldwide. In this case, the marketing of Coca-Cola drinks in recycled PET bottles is a big initiative in establishing a circular economy in Bangladesh. We have invested in collecting and recycling PET plastic bottles with our bottle manufacturing partners to ensure a supply of recycled plastic in the process.’

The Coca-Cola Company has undertaken to collect and recycle the equivalent of bottles and cans sold by 2030, with a vision of creating a ‘waste-free world’ around the world. The company has set a target of using at least 50 percent recycled material in packaging worldwide by 2030.

ASM Mohiuddin Monem, Additional Managing Director of Abdul Monem Limited, one of Coca-Cola Bangladesh’s bottle partners, said that PET plastic bottles can be used multiple times. The new bottles are recyclable and more bottles can be produced from this recycled material.

Coca-Cola Foundation is working with SR Asia and CordAid Bangladesh to strengthen waste management and collection of discarded plastic bottles by Coca-Cola Dhaka South City Corporation and Dhaka North City Corporation to create awareness about plastic recycling in Bangladesh.