Coca Cola, the most popular big user of plastic bo

2022-08-24
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As a big user of plastic bottles, Coca Cola has a new action of environmental protection

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core tip: people are increasingly consuming plastic bottled water or soft drinks in their daily lives. According to the statistics of the guardian, in 2016 alone, the global consumption of plastic bottles reached 480billion. According to the current consumption rate, it is estimated that by 2021, the global consumption of plastic bottles will reach 588.3 billion per year, equivalent to 20000 plastic bottles per second. Coca Cola UK branch recently announced that it will adopt a new recycling policy to increase the use of renewable plastics in plastic bottles, increase the recycling rate of plastic bottles to 50%, and will cooperate with UK recyclers to recycle all plastic bottles sold in the UK

[China Packaging News] people are increasingly consuming plastic bottled water or soft drinks in their daily lives. According to the statistics of the guardian, in 2016 alone, the global consumption of plastic bottles reached 480billion. According to the current consumption rate, it is estimated that by 2021, the global consumption of plastic bottles will reach 588.3 billion per year, equivalent to 20000 plastic bottles per second

however, very few plastic bottles can be recycled. In 2016, less than half of the plastic bottles consumed were recycled, of which only 7% were reused and made into new bottles. Most plastic bottles are mixed with garbage and are buried, incinerated or discharged into the sea

this causes serious plastic pollution. Because plastic bottles cannot be absorbed by the biological food chain, these petrochemical products will take hundreds of years to degrade. So far, a large amount of VOC has been generated, which can excavate the plastic products of the 1940s from the underground. Other plastic garbage that flows into the sea is eaten by seabirds, fish and other marine animals, and finally makes humans eat its own fruit through the food chain. There are also many plastic bottles floating with the ocean current, smearing a plastic stain on the blue ocean. Recently, scientists found 18 tons of plastic garbage brought by ocean currents everywhere on an uninhabited island in the South Pacific

global measures and concerns about plastic pollution

the pollution of plastic pollution to the global marine system has attracted more and more attention and action

the UK has implemented a plastic bag charging system since October 2015, charging 5p (about 4 yuan) each

after the implementation of the plastic bag charging system, Su, this is why we can't help looking for some specific waste recycling channels: to ensure safety and quality, the use of plastic bags in Glen has been sharply reduced by 80%, and the use of plastic bags in other regions has also been significantly reduced

in addition, at present, some developed countries have adopted a deposit system for plastic bottles. In Germany, for example, the mineral water bottles sold in supermarkets have a recycling price. After drinking, customers can put the plastic bottles into the recycling machine at the designated place, so as to obtain a recycling deposit

environmentalists believe that several major beverage companies, as major producers of plastic bottles, should shoulder the heavy responsibility of recycling. For example, according to Greenpeace, Coca Cola produces more than 100billion plastic Coke bottles every year, equivalent to 3400 bottles per second, and can sell 1million bottles of soda worldwide every minute. Greenpeace urged Coca Cola and other major beverage companies to announce the use of plastic in their own plastic bottles, and urged beverage companies to strengthen the recycling of plastic bottles and strive to reduce the "plastic footprint" of the soft drink industry

Coca Cola once again issued an environmental protection statement

as early as February 2015, Coca Cola announced that it would withdraw from the "plastic bottle recycling deposit system" in Germany. But recently, with the British election approaching and under the pressure of environmental groups, Coca Cola made a big turn in its policy and publicly expressed its support for the policy

Coca Cola UK branch recently announced that it will adopt a new recycling policy to increase the use of renewable plastics in plastic bottles, increase the recycling rate of plastic bottles to 50%, and will cooperate with UK recyclers to recycle all plastic bottles sold in the UK

it is reported that plastic bottles used for soft drinks and bottled water are made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is a highly recyclable material. And as long as the manufacturer is willing, plastic bottles can also be used. 100% of them are made of recycled plastic (RPET). A spokesman for Coca Cola said, "among the more than 200 countries where Coca Cola has business operations, 44 countries allow RPET to be used in food packaging. We will continue to increase the use of RPET in these markets."

Coca Cola's journey to environmental protection in Asia

recently, Coca Cola Indonesia launched a new technology called "affordable small sparkling package", which can reduce the use of plastic in Indonesia to 40%, equivalent to 800 tons of plastic per year. This technology is made of organic raw materials from sugarcane trees. Each coke bottle only uses 9.6 grams of plastic, while before that, each coke bottle needed 20 grams of plastic. In this way, it not only greatly reduces the use of plastic, but also saves a lot of production costs. In addition, this kind of plastic bottle is also easier to recycle. Triyono, the public relations director of Coca Cola Indonesia, said that consumers welcome this kind of environmentally friendly plastic packaging, and the company is confident that sales this year will be better than in previous years

in fact, using 100% recycled plastic to make bottles can reduce energy consumption by 75% compared with using original plastic, but beverage manufacturers are unwilling to use recycled plastic (RPET) to make plastic bottles for brand image and sales. According to the statistics of Greenpeace, the average recovery rate of Baote bottles produced by the world's top six beverage companies is only 6.6%. Two of them have no intention of recycling at all, and none of them want to achieve 100% recycling. Maybe the practice of Coca Cola Indonesia company with very stable performance can bring new choices to many beverage manufacturers

in fact, the current plastic pollution has attracted the attention of global environmentalists and consumers. Consumers' awareness of environmental protection is rising day by day. Plastic bottles made of renewable plastics have been accepted by consumers. Coca Cola company may be aware of this. At the critical moment, it announced to increase the use of recycled plastics and affix environmental labels to enhance its sense of enterprise and increase consumer satisfaction

in the future, the use of recycled plastics will become a popular trend accepted by consumers, respected by environmentalists and strongly supported by the government. With the increasing awareness of environmental protection among the domestic people, how should Chinese beverage manufacturers contribute to China's environmental protection? How long is the path of environmental protection for domestic enterprises

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