Greenpeace has accused Coca-Cola of ramping up production of its single use plastic bottles. According to a report in The Guardian, Coca-Cola is said to increase production by over a billion. Campaign group Greenpeace claimed that this increase occurred from 2015-2016. However, the soft drinks giant said that its global PET bottle usage number for 2016 is 59%, which is up 1% on 2015. Its bottles and cans have been 100% recyclable since 2012.
Oceans campaigner for Greenpeace Louise Edge said: “We have calculated it produced over 110bn throwaway plastic bottles ever year – an astounding 3,400 a second – while refusing to take responsibility for its role in the plastic pollution crisis facing our oceans.”
Earlier this year, Coca-Cola signalled its backing for a “well designed” bottle deposit scheme and also backed Defra’s national strategy to tackling litter. In July, Coca-Cola unveiled its packaging strategy to double recycled plastic usage.
Source : PackagingNews