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How much recycled plastic are big brands using? Report sheds light

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The Ellen MacArthur Foundation released an update on organizations’ progress toward their global plastic packaging commitments. | Aykut Erdogdu/Shutterstock

Coca-Cola Co. uses considerably more recycled resin than many of its global packaging peers. But, like others, it still has a long way to go to hit its ambitious goals. Continue Reading

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Beverage giants pledge $100M to support bottle recycling

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ABA President and CEO Katherine Lugar presented a major recycling funding initiative alongside leaders from beverage companies. | Photo credit: YouTube

Coca-Cola, Keurig Dr Pepper and PepsiCo today pledged to put their money behind boosting processing technology and increasing curbside collection access. They’ll also introduce a uniform recycling message on their bottles next year.

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Bottled water brand mixes RPET and bioplastic

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Coca-Cola has a goal to make its bottles and cans with an average of 50% recycled material by 2030. | Sundry Photography/Shutterstock

Coca-Cola will use recycled PET and plant-derived plastic in a Dasani water bottle, creating a package known as the “HybridBottle.” The move is one of several recycling-related changes being rolled out.

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