Coke makes bot­tle re­cy­cling a PET project

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COCA-Cola Africa pledged more than R500 mil­lion over three years at the Global Cit­i­zen 100 Man­dela Fes­ti­val on Sun­day to help im­prove re­cy­cling com­pa­nies across south­ern and east Africa.

The com­pany un­veiled their new in­no­va­tion known as a PET bot­tle made en­tirely out of pre­vi­ously used plas­tic, which will be their new way of pack­ag­ing.

The launch of a new 500ml Bon­aqua PET bot­tle made from 100% re­cy­cled PET will be avail­able from March next year.

More than 150 000 plas­tic cups and bot­tles were col­lected at the con­cert and all would be used to make new Bon­aqua bot­tles.

At the Global Cit­i­zen gig on Sun­day, Maser­ame Mouyeme, di­rec­tor of pub­lic af­fairs, com­mu­ni­ca­tions and sus­tain­abil­ity at Coca-Cola south­ern and east Africa, said: “As a part of our World With­out Waste strat­egy, by 2030 for ev­ery bot­tle or can that we sell glob­ally, we will take one back so that it has more than one life.”

Fans at the con­cert were en­cour­aged to col­lect, drop their plas­tic bot­tles and cups at des­ig­nated zones and could swop them for card­board speak­ers, wooden sun­glasses or wal­lets made from re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als and sets of bam­boo straws. | Staff Re­porter

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Coca-Cola Africa made a re­cy­cling pledge of $38 mil­lion (more than R536m) to re­cy­cling in­dus­tries across the con­ti­nent at the Global Cit­i­zen Fes­ti­val in Joburg on Sun­day. |

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