Coca-Cola fast-tracking collection, recycling of PET bottles
To access earlier articles, click Advanced Search and set an earlier date range.To search for a term containing the '&' symbol, click Advanced Search and use the 'search headings' and/or 'in first paragraph' options. Along with its bottling partners and other industry partners these regions, the company will invest more than $38-million, about R545-million, to stimulate plastic recycling industries and educate people about what, how and where to recycle. Coca-Cola Southern and East Africa president Bruno Pietracci on Monday said the company had shifted its business priorities to ensure that value is added to its post-consumer plastic bottles, so that these do not end up as waste. The campaign will focus on expanding the model from PET recycling company, Petco, in South Africa to other African markets. As a result of Petco’s efforts, 67% of all PET bottles are collected and recycled in South Africa, which has created over 65 000 new income opportunities in the recycling sector.