This enables us to get our drinks to you in tiptop condition.
We're always looking for ways to make our packaging lighter and to
use more recycled material in it. For us, packaging isn't waste,
but something that can be used again and again through
Our cans are made from around 50% recycled aluminium. We
have made our cans as light as physically possible and the can
'wall' is now the thickness of a human hair. At our Wakefield
factory, our can supplier has a factory right next door to ours and
delivers cans to us through a hole in the wall!
Our bottles are made from PET plastic - we're aiming to
use 25% recycled plastic in all our bottles by the end of
2012. Our 500ml plastic bottle weighed 39g in 1994, it now
weighs just 21.7g. Plastic bottles are made by heating up a
test tube sized plastic 'preform' and blowing super compressed air
into it, to mould it to the shape of a bottle. We do this onsite to
cut down on transportation.
Our bottles are made from around 40% recycled glass. We've
cut the weight of our iconic glass bottles by 20% since 2007,
slimming it down from 263g to 210g. We produce around 67
million of our iconic glass Coca-Cola contour bottles each