Coca-Cola has unveiled the first ever sample bottle made using recovered and recycled marine plastics, demonstrating that, one day, even ocean debris could be used in recycled packaging for food or drinks. This sample is the first ever plastic bottle made using marine litter that has been successfully recycled and reused in food and drink packaging.
About 300 sample bottles have been produced using 25 percent recycled marine plastic (Final recycled marine plastic content in the bottle will vary post production, between 20-25 percent), retrieved from the Mediterranean Sea and beaches. A small step for now, but the technology behind it has big potential.
Recycling the unrecyclable
The marine plastic bottle has been developed to show the transformational potential of revolutionary ‘enhanced recycling’ technologies, which can recycle previously used plastics of any quality back to the high-quality needed for food or drinks packaging.
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October - November 2019