Coca‑Cola Launches Sparkling Beverages in Recycled Plastic Bottles Across Canada

The Coca-Cola Company has announced that, by early 2024, all of its 500mL sparkling beverage bottles in Canada will be made with 100% recycled plastic (excluding caps and labels). This marks the first time 500mL sparkling beverages will be sold in recycled plastic bottles in Canada. Sparkling beverages include Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta, and more.

The Coca-Cola Company’s sustainability initiative, World Without Waste, aims to use at least 50% recycled content in its packaging by 2030. It is estimated that the shift will save 7.6 million pounds of new plastic in 2024 and reduce nearly 7,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually, the equivalent of taking nearly 1,500 cars off the road for one year.

Bottles made with recycled plastic create and sustain a circular economy for plastic packaging. The new 100% recycled plastic bottles will be produced in Canada at the Brampton, O.N., Calgary, A.B., Lachine, Q.C., and Richmond, B.C., manufacturing facilities, by Coke Canada Bottling. In order to produce the new bottles, recycled PET material is cleaned, sorted and ground into small flakes that become raw material for more new bottles. To build awareness and encourage consumers to continue recycling bottles, all 100% recycled plastic bottles will feature “Recycle Me Again” messaging.