Coca-Cola has unveiled its first ever sample bottle made using recovered and recycled marine plastics.
“We know the world has a plastic problem. We also know we’ve contributed to this problem.As Coca-Cola, we’ve been working to reduce our impact with the launch of a World Without Waste, where by 2030, all the bottles and cans we produce will be collected and recycled,” posted on facebook page.
“We’ve introduced the returnable PET bottle that can be refilled up to 14 times before it needs to be recycled,”
Through a partnership between Ioniqa Technologies, Indorama Ventures, Mares Circulares (Circular Seas), and The Coca-Cola Company, about 300 sample bottles were made using 25% recycled marine plastic retrieved from the Mediterranean Sea and beaches.
The bottles were designed and developed to show the transformational potential of revolutionary enhanced recycling technologies, which can recycle previously used PET plastics of any quality back to high-quality plastic that can be used for food or drink packaging, including material that would previously have been sent to incineration or landfill.
The company says the sample bottle is the first ever plastic bottle made using marine plastic that has been successfully recycled for food and drink packaging.