Coca-Cola is introducing new bottles made from 100% recycled plastic material across its portfolio, the beverage giant said in a statement. Its new innovations will reduce the use of new plastic by more than 20% compared to 2018.
Coca-Cola said the new packaging will be gradually rolled out during the first half of the year in select states for brands including Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero Sugar, Coca-Cola flavors, Fanta, Sprite and Dasani. The company is creating a new smaller 13.2-ounce bottle size for many of its soft drinks that will used the recycled plastic, but will use recycled plastic in some 20-ounce bottles as well. Smartwater will introduce 18-ounce aluminum bottles this month and 20-ounce bottles made from recyclable material in July.
The Atlanta-based beverage giant is the among several companies in the food and beverage space looking to improve its environmental footprint by reducing its use of plastic, recycling more of the material or transitioning other offerings to aluminum.