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Coca-Cola bottles to be made from 50% recycled plastic

Geoff Riley

15th July 2017

A good example to use of businesses responding to growing awareness of the impact of non- recyclable plastics on the natural environment.

The world's five biggest soft drinks manufacturers produce over 2 million tonnes of plastic bottles a year and the equivalent of a dumper truck of plastic every minute ends up in the global oceans. Is Coca Cola's initiative sufficient? Why stop at 50% of bottles made using recycled plastic? 

Should they be making more extensive use of plastic bottle deposit return schemes as an incentive for consumers?

Coca-Cola sells around 100 billion plastic bottles a year

20,000 single use plastic drinking bottles are sold around the world every second

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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