Coca-Cola Australia says it will replace Sprite’s green plastic bottles with recycled clear PET plastic.
The change aims to improve the company’s sustainability credentials – the old green-coloured bottles were difficult to recycle, whereas clear PET plastic alternatives can easily get another life, turned into new bottles.
Kate Miller, marketing director of Coca-Cola Australia, added that all Sprite bottles under 1 litre are already made from 100 per cent clear plastic.
“This initiative helps to support recycling systems and gives our bottles the best chance of being recycled and processed into new bottles locally,” explained Miller.
“While Australians have known and loved Sprite in its iconic green bottle for nearly 60 years, we know this is the right thing to do, as we support the transition to circularity for our packaging.”
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners has also partnered with Pact Group, Cleanaway Waste Management and Asahi Beverages to upgrade the PET recycling facilities turning empty PET bottles into recycled content for new packages.
All the pack sizes of Sprite’s bottles are expected to be changed to PET plastic packaging by next month.
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