Packaging is the term we use for various beverage containers – such as aluminum cans, and glass andplastic bottles.
At The Coca-Cola Company, making our packaging as sustainable as possible is of key importance.
Sustainable packaging requires us to reduce, reuse and recycle.
One way we reduce is by improving the design of our packages to useless material.
Over time, we’ve reduced the weight of our 12-ounce aluminum can and 20-ounce plastic bottle by 30 percent, and our 8-ounce glass bottle by more than 50 percent.
At Coca-Cola, we are designing innovative packaging that uses more recycled and renewable content.
Did you know? Coca-Cola launched the very first plastic beverage bottle made with recycled material backin 1991.
In 2009, The Coca-Cola Company introduced the PlantBottle™ - the first recyclable plastic bottle made partially from plants.
PlantBottle technology is helping reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and increase our use of renewable resources.
The Coca-Cola system supports community programs around the world to encourage and facilitate recycling of our packages.
Globally, we’ve worked with partners to recover and recycle the equivalent of nearly 50 percent of the bottles and cans we send to market.
The table in front of you is made of 100% reclaimed wood.
The large chandelier suspended over the table was made from 2,500 recycled 8oz Coca-Cola bottles.
At The Coca-Cola Company, we want our packaging never to be seen as waste, but rather as a valuable resource for future use.
EKOCYCLE™ IS PLATFORM FOR REPURPOSING ITEMS SUCH AS plastic bottles for use as recycled material in trendsetting lifestyle products.
5by20 is our commitment to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs across the globe by 2020.
As part of this initiative, we are training women in more than 50 countries how to create handcrafted items from recycled beverage containers, and helping them access new markets for their goods.
Through the work we are doing with artisans globally, we have diverted packaging from landfill sites while helping improve the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of women.