After 60 years, the iconic Coca-Cola drink is getting a big change
Sprite is getting a new look to streamline recycling
An iconic fizzy drink is getting a makeover after 60 years to reduce plastic waste in Coca-Cola Australia.
Green Sprite bottles will be replaced with clear plastic to increase their chances of being recycled, the company said Thursday.
Coca-Cola Australia marketing director Kate Miller said it was the right thing to do.
‘At Coca-Cola, we want our bottles to have multiple lives,’ Ms Miller said.
Coca-Cola Australia’s green Sprite bottles (pictured) are getting a makeover after 60 years to reduce plastic waste
Green colored bottles cannot be recycled (pictured, clear Sprite bottles).
‘All our Sprite bottles under one liter are already made from 100 per cent recycled PET plastic (excluding caps and labels).
‘This initiative helps support the recycling system and gives us the best opportunity to recycle and process our bottles into new bottles locally.’
Planet Ark CEO Rebecca Gilling said it continues to invest in ‘critical’ companies such as Coca-Cola recycling.
Current bottles are made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) which is recycled into single-use products such as cloth.
But green colored drinks cannot be recycled into new bottles.
The transition is expected to be complete by August 2023 as stores offload remaining green bottles.
The transition is expected to be complete by August 2023 as stores offload the remaining green bottles (pictured, stock image).