The Coca-Cola Company is introducing bottles made from 100% recycled plastic material (rPET) to the U.S. market. Beginning this month, Coca-Cola, Coke Zero Sugar, Diet Coke, and Coca-Cola flavors in 20-oz 100% rPET bottles will be distributed in California and New York; the rollout will continue in Texas this spring. Dasani and smartwater will introduce the bottles in March and July, respectively.
In addition, this month, select markets will see new 13.2-oz 100% rPET clear bottles from Sprite. The clear package makes it easier for the bottles to be recycled and remade into new bottles. Sprite will be available in clear packaging nationwide by the end of next year.
For more details about this development, please see Coca-Cola Transitions Brands to 100% rPET, Unveils New ‘Sip-Size’ Bottle.