Coke makes bottle recycling a PET project
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
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. |