Packaging

#JXJTruesdale: The ABCs of Packaging Innovation

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#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

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Our Progress on Sustainable Packaging

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Recovery | PlantBottle™ Packaging Recovery 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

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Coca-Cola Germany Supports Variety of Beverage Packages

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Coca-Cola 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. Coca-Cola 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

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Coca-Cola System Invests € 22 Million in New Romanian Cappy Pulpy Bottling Line

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

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Honest Tea and The Great Recycle

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

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Packaging: Recycling

Some of our packaging recycling programs Nigeria PET 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

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Packaging: Recovery

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

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Talking Trash: Ocean Conservancy, Coca-Cola Help Keep the Coast Clear

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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. “And the movement quickly spread from there,” says Amelia Montjoy, vice president of resource development, Ocean Conservancy. In 1989, the cleanup

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Coletivo: Supporting Recycling Cooperatives in Becoming Self-Sustaining Businesses

In Brazil, Coca-Cola is developing more than 500 communities through a shared value platform called Coletivo Coca-Cola. 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

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Keep America Beautiful: Coke Helps Make Recycling Convenient Across College Campuses and Communities

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,

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