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Global habits are negatively impacting our oceans. What can we do to save them?

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April Crow is our senior director of environment and sustainability at The Coca-Cola Company. Here she explains how we're working with charities and organisations around the world to help tackle the issue of marine litter, and other global habits negatively impacting our oceans.  If you’ve been on a beach or in the ocean, unfortunately you’ve probably seen some form of litter. The alarming amount of debris in our oceans is increasing and having

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Open letter to the Prime Minister: Coca-Cola joins leading businesses in a bid to make the UK economy ‘fit for the future’ by backing sustainable development

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Today, ahead of this week's World Economic Forum annual meeting, where leaders share insights and innovations on how to best navigate the future, more than 80 major businesses, including Coca-Cola, have united to call on the Government to demonstrate its commitment to delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In an open letter to the Prime Minister, which explains how sustainable development is essential for long term prosperity and

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2016 Year in Review: A journey through #CokeJourney

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It's been another incredible year at Coca-Cola, from celebrating our 130th anniversary to launching several new drinks, and meeting global sustainability targets like water replenishment. Here are just a few of our favourite #CokeJourney stories and videos from 2016.  Our 130th anniversary We celebrated an important milestone this year – Coca-Cola’s 130th anniversary! Back in 1886, while the Statue of Liberty was still being built, the first

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Designated Driver: A 30-year history of campaigning for road safety

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Today ‘designated driver’ is a household phrase. But where did it come from? To mark our annual Designated Driver campaign this Christmas, where we offer drivers a free second soft drink on Coca-Cola, Schweppes or Appletiser, we look back at the history of the phenomenon… These days a designated driver is a must-have on a night out. When you’re planning where to go, what to do and who to invite, choosing your designated driver is just part of the

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Poll: Are you the Designated Driver this Christmas?

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Will you be doing the driving over the Christmas party season? Or have you already appointed a Designated Driver for the night? Or are you still undecided? Take the poll and let us know! Designated Driver is our annual initiative - run in partnership with the Department for Transport’s THINK! Drink Drive campaign – to reward people who volunteer to do the driving over the festive period and help friends and family get home safely. We offer them

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Water bottles with a twist: 3 environmental benefits you should know about Abbey Well Spring Water’s new packaging

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One of the water brands we look after at Coca-Cola GB is Abbey Well Spring Water, which will soon have a new look. But there’s more to this bottle than just a new twist on its design. Here are three ways it’s been manufactured with the environment in mind... The new twistable bottle design may seem like the stand-out change to your Abbey Well bottle, allowing the user to literally twist the bottle before disposing of it, but we’ve been working hard

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A Coca-Cola love story: Saying ‘Yes!’ at 443 feet

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When Kerry Borthwick was whisked away to London for a romantic birthday weekend, she had no idea that she’d end up on the Coca-Cola London Eye. And even less idea that she’d be coming back engaged… It was a cool, crisp Saturday evening in early December. Kerry Borthwick and her boyfriend Colin McAlpine were out enjoying the capital for the weekend. They’d arrived from Glasgow the day before, and on Friday evening Colin had surprised Kerry with tickets

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5 fun ways to pick your Designated Driver for the night

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Forget getting your presents in time, the hardest thing at Christmas is picking the Designated Driver. So we’ve pulled together some fun ways to choose your hero – your designated driver for the night - who can claim a free second soft drink as part of our festive campaign.   Let’s face it, when it comes to a night out, it’s not easy choosing a Designated Driver i.e. someone to help the group get home safely after they’ve had a few drinks. The

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Health and wellbeing: Our investments to-date

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We are committed to being a helpful partner in the fight against obesity. To do this we are focusing our efforts on reducing the sugar in our drinks and offering a range of lower and no sugar drinks, providing smaller portions including our 250ml can, helping people to make informed choices about the drink they choose by putting the government’s voluntary colour-coded labelling scheme on the front of all of our packs and increasing our marketing

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Leading the way: The innovative ways the soft drinks industry is helping to reduce people’s sugar intake

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Gavin Partington is the Director General of the British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA). The BSDA is the collective voice of the British soft drinks industry. Here he explains the innovative ways the sector is helping to lead the way in sugar reduction. And how these efforts have helped to bring about a 16% reduction in the amount of sugar British people are consuming from soft drinks over the past 4 years. I’ve been with the British Soft Drinks Association

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