Coca-Cola Amatil, one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of ready-to-drink non-alcohol and alcohol beverages, coffee and ready-to-eat food snacks in the Asia Pacific region, announced its commitment for 100 percent of its Australian packaging to be recyclable by 2025, which will include all bottles, cans, plastic wrap, glass and cardboard. The company is devoting to improve the design and innovate use of recycled alternatives to phase out unnecessary single-use packaging.
Alison Watkins, Group Managing Director, Coca-Cola Amatil, said, “The commitments are part of the National Packaging Targets announced by Federal Environment Minister, the Hon Melissa Price MP”. She, added, “As a beverages manufacturer, we’re serious about playing our part in addressing recycling. We’ve heard the community message loud and clear – that unnecessary packaging is unacceptable and we all need to work together to reduce the amount entering litter streams, the environment and the oceans. The National Packaging Targets aim to make a substantive improvement in packaging waste reduction, which is why we’re proud to be a founding supporter and to champion their implementation by industry.”
According to Ms. Watkins, the targets were in addition to existing commitments on plastics and packaging reduction, including the keenness of “World Without Waste” – a Coca-Cola Company goal to collect and recycle one bottle or can for everyone produced, worldwide, by 2030.
Sustainable packaging goals are also being developed by Amatil and brand partner and shareholder The Coca-Cola Company to increase the recycled content in plastic bottles and support recycling collection in Australia. The Coca-Cola Company has signed the Ocean Plastics Charter along with governments and industry leaders, which calls on governments, industry and the public to rethink on their relationship with plastics.