Coca-Cola Australia and Coca-Cola Amatil have announced the companies are on track to meeting sustainable packaging goals, with all soft drink and water brands (600ml and below) in Australia now being produced in 100 per cent recycled plastic bottles.
Earlier in the year, Amatil announced it will make seven out of 10 plastic bottles from 100 per cent recycled plastic by the end of 2019, and now has only its juice and dairy brands remaining to transition and complete the goal.
Coca-Cola Australia also increased its efforts to promote recycling, sponsor Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week throughout this week (11-17 November).
“The plastic waste crisis is one of the most pressing issues of our time - one that we’re committed to help solve,” said Coca-Cola Australia director of sustainability Russell Mahoney.
“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.
“The other important piece of the puzzle is supporting initiatives that encourage Australians to recycle, which is why we’re proud to be working closely with Planet Ark as the major sponsor of National Recycling Week.”
In October, Amatil was announced as a finalist in the 2019 Waste Management and Resource Recovery Awards for creating carbonated soft drink bottles made from 100 per cent recycled plastic.