Coca-Cola Company, one of the world’s largest beverage companies, has taken a very important step to reduce the use of plastics. Announcing that it is testing a highly sustainable paper bottle in Hungary, the US-based firm announced that the product will go on sale online starting next summer.
Coca-Cola begins testing paper bottles
The Coca-Cola Company may move from plastic bottles to paper bottles in the near future. The American company said it tested a paper bottle with a high sustainability rate at facilities in Hungary.
According to SlashGear, Coca-Cola Company is working with Danish company The Paper Bottle Company to produce sustainable paper bottles.
The company’s sustainability efforts are of great importance for both planetary and industry awareness. Because as the use of plastics increases, so is the rate of contamination of water resources.
Research shows that 9 million tons of plastic waste flows into the oceans from beaches, rivers and creeks every year. This causes creatures living in the oceans to swallow plenty of plastic.
That’s why Coca-Cola’s turn to recyclable paper bottles is so valuable. Perhaps in the future we can drink a large part of our drinks from paper bottles. Who knows?
Developed with a special technology, the sustainable bottle was made of a bio-based material. The bottle has a recyclable plastic coating holding the drink, as well as a plastic cover. According to Coca-Cola, the outer part of the paper is designed to resist oxygen, carbon dioxide and liquids.
Paper Coca-Cola bottles are expected to be released next summer as part of the pilot project.