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Coca-Cola Australia announces grant to tackle marine pollution

Coca-Cola Australia is furthering its efforts to combat the country’s environmental problems with the announcement of a new grant to tackle marine pollution.

The beverage giant is inviting environmental organisations to apply for funding to keep Australian coastal and inland waterways free of waste.

“Coca-Cola in Australia is committed to keeping plastic from ending up in the ocean or landfill,” Christine Black, director of sustainability at Coca-Cola Australia said.

“We recognise no one organisation can solve the issue of marine pollution alone. We’re working with many partners locally and globally to help achieve our vision of creating a world without waste.”

The grant is part of Coca-Cola Australia Foundation’s mission to help create a more sustainable future for Australians.

As part of its World Without Waste vision, Coca-Cola aims to collect and recycle the equivalent of every bottle or can the company sells globally by 2030, so that its products do not end up in waterways or landfill.

The company has also made a commitment to sustainable packaging, with 70 per cent of its plastic bottles in Australia to be made entirely from recycled plastic by the end of this year.

Submissions for the marine pollution grant will be open from August
19 to 30 with the successful organisation receiving up to $600,000 over a three-year period.

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