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Coca-Cola bottler brings preform molding in-house in France


June 24, 2014 11:01 am ET

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has started injection molding preforms for PET bottles — some of which have recycled PET content — at its facility in Grigny, France.

UK leaders fund study on ways to increase laminated packaging recyling


June 24, 2014 10:05 am ET

A consortium including the retailer Tesco and consumer brands Nestlé and Coca-Cola and waste management company Sita has received a Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) funding to explore ways to increase the amount of flexible laminate packaging that is collected and recycled in England.

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Finished with your Coke? Turn the empty bottle into a phone case.


June 20, 2014 9:22 am ET

Coca-Cola Co. has teamed with 3D Systems Corp. and its chief creative director, the musician Will.i.am, to develop a 3-D printing system that uses PET from recycled Coke bottles.

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Bioplastics alliance looks to guide supply chain


June 11, 2014 11:00 am ET

The Bioplastics Feedstock Alliance (BFA), a group of brand owners including Coca-Cola Co. and Unilever NV, is assessing criteria for sustainable biomass production in the wake of data that suggests global demand for bio-based and biodegradable...

Groups say Closed Loop Fund better off investing in existing projects


June 6, 2014 12:02 pm ET

A self-described group of public interest organizations is going after the newly created $100 million Closed Loop Fund established to boost recycling.

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New caps give Coke bottles '2nd Lives'


May 29, 2014 11:49 am ET

In Asia, Coca-Cola Co. is handing out unusual bottle caps that turn empty plastic bottles into totally new objects, like paintbrushes, water squirt guns, lamps and pencil sharpeners.

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NY's recycling czar to head up new Closed Loop Fund


May 6, 2014 10:38 am ET

New York City's first-ever recycling czar, who made waves with high-profile and contentious initiatives during the Bloomberg administration, is leaving the de Blasio administration to run a $100 million recycling fund bankrolled by some of the...

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Coke creates China brand linking bottled water to clean water for schools


May 1, 2014 10:52 am ET

Coca-Cola Co. is launching a socially responsible bottled-water brand in China that will fund projects to bring clean drinking water to schoolchildren in rural China. It's Coke's first initiative of its kind in any market.

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Coke reaches out for ideas on how to increase recycling in the UK


April 3, 2014 9:07 am ET

Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd. (CCE) has launched a new recycling challenge campaign to get more United Kingdom households recycling their plastic bottles after research found most other European countries recycled far more.

Coke testing shrink sleeve designed for easier recycling


December 10, 2013 4:02 pm ET

Full-wrap shrink sleeve labels are a marketer’s dream and a recycler’s nightmare. But one of the largest companies in the world believes it is on to a solution for a problem that’s been creeping up on the PET recycling industry in recent years.

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