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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Coke Embraces Plastic Bottle Recycling in a BIG WAY

Coca-Cola has opened a PET bottle recycling facility in Spartanburg, S.C. This is one step in Coke's journey to recycling 100% of their soda containers (cans / bottles)

" ... Coca-Cola Company and United Resource Recovery Corporation (URRC) ... celebrate the grand opening of the world's largest plastic bottle-to-bottle recycling plant in Spartanburg, S.C. ... a key milestone in our goal to recycle and reuse 100 percent of our bottles and cans in the U.S. and ensure the sustainability of our packaging ..."

When fully operational, the plant will produce approximately 100 million pounds of food-grade recycled PET plastic each year -- the equivalent of nearly two billion 20-ounce Coca-Cola bottles. ... Over the next ten years the plant will prevent the release of one million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions -- the equivalent of removing 215,000 cars from the road. ..."

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