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Sustainable business - Coca-Cola company trials first paper bottle​

Graham Watson

15th February 2021

Coca-Cola are looking to move towards fully recyclable packaging, trialling a paper bottle, albeit with a plastic lining and cap, for now.

That said, industry insiders don't expect their widespread adoption just yet - the sector is too heavily-wedded to plastic bottles, the majority of which are recycled in the developed world, and the new bottles aren't yet scaleable, and so add to production costs.

As a result, it is expected that the first use of these bottles will be in high value added markets, and enhancing Coca-Cola's environmental and ethical credentials too.

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to Tutor2U, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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