Coca Cola wants to recycle all its plastic waste — sort of

By Mark A. Bonta / October 31, 2019 / Comments Off on Coca Cola wants to recycle all its plastic waste — sort of

Coca Cola says it wants its ubiquitous plastic bottles to be recycled — and the company wants to help you do it. But it doesn’t seem to be making this easy. Despite its recently announced “Every Bottle Back” initiative and its programs to make bottles entirely out of recycled plastic, the company also seems dead-set […]

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Coca-Cola’s bottle problem (opportunity)

By Heather Bourbeau / October 25, 2018 / Comments Off on Coca-Cola’s bottle problem (opportunity)

In response to new laws in East Africa and restrictions in China, Coca-Cola aims to recycle each bottle it manufactures by 2030, starting with the goal of recycling one-quarter of those bottles by the end of this year. The beverage giant also has plans to open a recycling plant in Kenya, and already operates one […]

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The plastic rebellion

By Mark A. Bonta / September 4, 2018 / Comments Off on The plastic rebellion

An indigenous rebellion against plastic cups has taken hold in the Tzu’tujil Maya town of San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala.  The only town in the country so far to ban plastic hasn’t done so solely to protect the environment from discarded tortilla bags and other refuse. The ban on disposable plastics, enacted in 2016, is […]

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