Recycling

How a small switch sparked something big at a busy Coca-Cola bottling factory in north London

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There’s nothing more frustrating than knowing you’re missing something, but not knowing what or where the problem lies. One spring day in Edmonton, north London, that was the quandary facing Maryanne Proctor, Environment Manager at the Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) factory. The Edmonton factory had introduced its weekend shutdown process, allowing factory lines to go down, making savings on idle lines into a routine. But after shutting down

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Our water wakeup call…what will be yours?

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Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, Muhtar Kent on reaching the company's 2020 water replenishment goal five years ahead of schedule, and why we need to take action on protecting and conserving water now. Our world has a water problem. It is an issue my company has grappled with for years in many parts of the world. It’s no secret global water supplies are stressed. Some estimates suggest just 15 years from now our world will need 40 percent

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Watershed milestone: Coca-Cola becomes first Fortune 500 company to replenish all water used globally

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What began as an aspirational goal nine years ago is now a global industry milestone. From Stockholm, during World Water Week, Coca-Cola announced that it is the first Fortune 500 company to replenish the equivalent amount of water used in its global sales volume and production back to nature and communities. In 2007, Coca-Cola committed to replenishing every litre of water used in its global sales volume and production by the end of 2020.

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For every drop of water we use at Coca-Cola, we give one back

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Greg Koch has been working with The Coca-Cola Company across environmental, technical and public affairs issues for more than 20 years. To celebrate World Water Week, he discusses how the company has managed to surpass its target of replenishing 100% of the water it uses – 5 years ahead of schedule. I’m incredibly proud and excited that we’ve reached this fantastic milestone of replenishing 100% of the water we use. We actually reached 115% in 2015,

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How Coca-Cola's overcoming obstacles and challenges to protect water for all

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Ulrike Sapiro, director of sustainability for The Coca-Cola Company across Western Europe, explains how water is the most valuable resource in the world, and why it's our responsibility to protect it for our communities, for the world, and for future generations. Enlightened business leaders are endorsing this view because it’s becoming increasingly obvious that safe and reliable water resources are the key to security of supply, security, health

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Is it possible to create ‘Value’ and ‘ROI’ indicators for ecosystems? In a word, Yes.

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In a few weeks time, several thousand water experts, scientists and campaigners will come together again at the annual World Water Week in Stockholm to catch up on the latest challenges and brainstorm how to secure ‘water for sustainable growth’. The Coca-Cola Company is one of the global businesses willing and working to make a real difference to water resource management and sustainability, both inside our own bottling plants and

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Circular Economy: shaping the future of consumption

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I was honoured to participate in this year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions (AMNC) – a gathering of over 1,500 participants across government, civil society and the private sector – in Tianjin, China. Also known as “Summer Davos”, my conversations here were engaging and far-ranging. I was inspired by my fellow participants and how we are collectively working to drive innovation, sustainability and large-scale transformations

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What it means to be a local business at Coca-Cola European Partners

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Leendert den Hollander, Vice President and General Manager at Coca-Cola Enterprises, now Coca-Cola European Partners, discusses the launch of the bottler's 2015 community report, which looks at some of their local initiatives from WWF-UK to ParkLives and Special Olympics.  Whatever the shape and size of a business, we believe there is a responsibility to make sure we work in a way that makes a positive sustainable contribution to both the

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7 winning anti-litter posters from the Coca-Cola European Partners Real Business Challenge

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Earlier this year students from across the country took part in Coca-Cola European Partners' Real Business Challenge, which tasked them with coming up with a creative anti-litter campaign. Now, finalists of the annual enterprise competition can finally see their designs come to life... Up and down the country, bus stops will feature a series of posters depicting eye-catching designs promoting litter awareness, created by finalists from the Coca-Cola

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Video: How to create beautiful flower-shaped LED lights from recycled Coca-Cola bottles in 8 simple steps

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Just because an item’s made from rubbish, it doesn’t mean it needs to look like rubbish. That’s the ethos behind eco artist and designer Sarah Turner’s exquisite work, which includes handmade flowers, vases, lights and other unique sculptures transformed from recycled Coca-Cola bottles and cans – some of which you can make at home! A design graduate from Nottingham Trent University with her own online shop, Sarah benefits from being one of our 5by20

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