#JourneyxJourney was a unique experience made up of cities explored, challenges surmounted, people met, and stories told. But importantly, it was also an amazing opportunity for Meagan and I to learn about our own company, and the people and processes behind it, in a very personal way – which is no small feat when you work for the world’s largest beverage company!
Our bottlers are an essential part of the Coca-Cola system, so we visited several
Recovery | PlantBottle™ Packaging
Goal: Work with our partners to recover and recycle the equivalent of 75 percent of the bottles and cans we introduce into developed markets by 2020.
Progress: On track. We estimate a 59 percent recovery rate in developed markets.
Goal: We aim to recover and recycle 50 percent of the equivalent bottles and cans we introduce globally each year by 2015.
Progress: Achieved. We estimate that 59
in Germany, which has a variety of
refillable and recyclable beverage packages, is discontinuing two of its
refillable PET packaging sizes, which has led to some questions about the
environmental impact of the decision.
Erfrischungsgetränke AG, the Coca-Cola bottler in Germany, is committed to
providing a comprehensive range of the highest quality products to meet
consumer needs while at the same time minimizing
Oct 30, 2013
PLOIESTI, ROMANIA – Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, along with Dimitris Lois, Chief Executive Officer of Coca-Cola HBC AG and Romania Prime Minister Victor Ponta today inaugurated a new € 22 million bottling line in Ploiesti, Romania that expands the availability of Coca-Cola’s popular Cappy Pulpy Orange juice drink across Eastern and Central Europe.“This new Cappy Pulpy bottling line is yet another example of the Coca-Cola
HONEST Tea thinks taking care of our planet is serious
business. From sourcing organic ingredients to the types of materials used in
retail programs and sampling events, HONEST Tea is always looking for options
it sees as more sustainable. So it came as no surprise that in 2012, HONEST Tea
launched “The Great Recycle,” a program to get
people interested and excited about recycling, which for years has stayed around 30% nationally for packaging
Some of our packaging recycling programs
recycling: In 2005,
Coca-Cola, in collaboration with Alkem Nigeria Limited, a fiber processing
manufacturer, initiated a buyback and recycling scheme for used PET bottles,
regardless of source or brand. Together, the partners launched Nigeria’s first
bottles-to-fiber recycling operation. Coca-Cola is the only player in the
beverage sector that is investing in this initiative and was joined
Some of our packaging recovery programsHappy
Recycling Machine: Coca-Cola
Singapore brings together government, civil society, and a very special vending
machine to help increase recycling rates across the country. When consumers
placed their empty plastic beverage bottles in the machine, they received an
award for being environmentally responsible. The campaign collected
51,827 recycled bottles, while educating the public on the importance
In 1986, an Ocean Conservancy staffer was walking along the beach near Galveston, Texas,
when she was taken aback by the amount of trash littering the coast. Determined
to make a difference, she mobilized roughly 2,800 volunteers to pick up 124 tons of
trash from a 122-mile stretch of shoreline.
movement quickly spread from there,” says Amelia Montjoy, vice president of
resource development, Ocean Conservancy.
In 1989, the
Coca-Cola is developing more than 500 communities through a shared
value platform called Coletivo Coca-Cola.
can be implemented under many models, once it generates benefits to the
communities and to the business. Coletivo works with local NGOs to
teach retail skills to young adults and women in low-income areas to help
prepare them for the job market. Between 30 and 40 percent of program graduates
go on to
The Coca-Cola Foundation and Keeping America Beautiful (KAB) have
been working together for eight years on the Recycling
Bin Grant Program, which provides recycling bins for public spaces. In April 2013,
the partners announced that a $300,000 grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation will
enable 41 colleges and 114 communities to receive a collective 5,000 to 5,200
recycling bins. Over
70 percent of the bins are designed specifically for permanent,