Recycling

Exploring New Ways to Improve Recycling in the UK

At Coca-Cola Great Britain, we’re carrying out a major review of our sustainable packaging strategy. We want to make sure all of our packaging is as sustainable as it can be, as easy as possible for you to be able to recycle it and for less of it to end up where it shouldn’t. We’ve made significant progress to improve the sustainability of our packaging in recent years. We’ve made all of our bottles and cans as light as possible by reducing the

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Behind the headlines: here’s what we really think about packaging, litter and recycling

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Coca-Cola Great Britain, General Manager Jon Woods talks about sustainable packaging, recycling and reducing litter and what the company’s position on these issues really is. Our packaging is really valuable to us – it’s essential for our business and for people to be able to enjoy our drinks. Therefore we are focused on how we can use less and recover and recycle more. That starts with what goes into our packaging in the first place.

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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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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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Photo Story: See how your donations are turned into nutritious meals for those in need with Coca-Cola and FareShare's 'Snap to Donate' campaign

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When you take part in our Snap to Donate campaign, and upload a photo of a Coke bottle with the FareShare logo, you start an incredible story that ends with a vulnerable person in the UK receiving a nutritious meal. So what happens between you snapping a pic and somebody tucking into that plate of food? We follow the journey from bottle to plate… Heard about Snap to Donate? It’s our Christmas charity promotion supporting our partner FareShare, the

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Christmas gifts that give back: Shop the Coca-Cola 5by20 artisan collection

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Giving never looked so good. This Christmas, as you look for the perfect gift for that special someone, you can also do a little good in the world with a purchase that helps empower women entrepreneurs. Each one-of-a-kind, handmade item in our 5by20 artisan collection is created by a female artisan using her creativity and resourcefulness to turn packaging (sometimes discarded as waste) into beauty. It’s better than guilt-free shopping; it’s do-good

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What is the circular economy, and why does it matter to Coca-Cola?

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Everyone knows the worrying truth that the planet’s resources are finite. The linear way we consume goods and services - taking, making, using and then disposing - is not a future we can continue to live in. That’s why Coca-Cola GB is committed to the circular economy: a different – and more sustainable - way of looking at things. ‘What is the circular economy?’ The circular economy is a new take on what is probably a more familiar mantra: “reduce,

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Why sharing is caring...

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Vicki Evans is a marketing and communications officer at FareShare. Her job is to spread the word about the organization, which helps redistribute surplus food and drink to charities across the UK. Working with Coca-Cola since 2014, FareShare is the charity partner in our Christmas campaign, where fans can upload a photo of their Coke bottle to trigger a donation. I’m really happy that we’re partnering with Coca-Cola GB for the Snap to Donate campaign.

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Do It Day: Why we spent a day talking rubbish!

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Do It Day from The Drum, a leading media and marketing publication, aims to prove that ‘marketing can change the world’. With the help of Coca-Cola and a team of creatives talking rubbish, we took on the challenge here in GB. Here’s what happened… Coffee, croissants and a creative buzz. Based in the IBM Centre on London’s Southbank, The Drum’s Dot It Day was off with a pastry-filled bang. The goal? To show that marketing can change the world. But,

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