Coca-Cola Australia and Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) announced on Monday that all of its soft drink and water brands, 600ml and below, are now being produced from 100 per cent recycled plastic.
Coke, Sprite, Fanta, Mount Franklin and Pump are all part of the recycled plastic project which was announced by Coca-Cola Amatil in June this year.
The move to recycled plastic is expected to significantly reduce the environmental impact of its operations; ensuring plastic from existing bottles is repurposed, while decreasing demand for new plastic.
“The plastic waste crisis is one of the most pressing issues of our time – one that we’re committed to help solve,” Russell Mahoney, director of sustainability at Coca-Cola Australia said.
“We know actions speak louder than words, which is why together with Coca-Cola Amatil we have made a landmark investment in recycled plastic in Australia to help support a viable domestic recycling economy.”
Amatil previously announced plans to make seven out of 10 bottles from recycled plastic by the end of the year. Coca-Cola’s juice and dairy brands are expected to complete the transition before the end of the year.
“We’re meeting our target to bring our total use of recycled plastic to 16,000 tonnes this year,” Peter West, managing director of Australian Beverages at CCA said.
Coca-Cola Australia also announced that it is sponsoring Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week, taking place from November 11-17, as part of its commitment to recycling.
Coffee brand Nespresso Oceania is also supporting sponsorship to help dispel some of the myths around sustainability of its coffee.