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Coke, why aren’t you committing to putting more than 50% recycled plastic into your bottles?

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It’s a really good question… I know that to some people 50% may not seem ambitious enough. People do ask us why we don’t use bottles with 100% recycled content for all our drinks. The fact is there are a number of challenges we’re facing at the moment that we need to tackle so we can move beyond 50% and towards 100% recycled bottles.  Strict quality standards We make more than 20 different drinks here in Great Britain. We’re a big business and

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Let's talk about the Government’s soft drinks tax and what that means for our drinks

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At Coca-Cola, we’re constantly looking at ways to improve things and provide people with a wide range of drinks that meet their needs. However, of course, those needs differ. For some nothing matters except great taste and refreshment. Then there are others who want to experiment with new drinks, some who want to taste new flavours and a growing number of people who want a refreshing soft drink with less or no sugar. Our success depends on adapting

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Guiding Principles for Well-Being Scientific Research and Third Party Engagement

As a responsible global corporate citizen, we are committed to being a credible and effective partner. In late 2015, we committed to posting all of our funding for well-being scientific research and partnerships, going back to 2010. We committed to updating this list in Great Britain annually, and this is our third disclosure. If you are a regular visitor to Coca-Cola Journey, you may have noticed that we have fewer items on our disclosure

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Ocean plastic: addressing the problem and the steps the Coca-Cola system is taking towards a sustainable solution

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The rise of litter in our oceans and on our beaches can have a distressing effect on wildlife on land and in the sea. Liz Lowe, Sustainability Manager at Coca-Cola Great Britain addresses the problem and the steps the Coca-Cola system is taking to help confront it. The rise in beach litter and ocean waste is a shocking subject that has, quite rightly, been making media headlines increasingly often. No one wants to go to the seaside and find rubbish

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Let’s talk about the Coca-Cola Christmas Truck Tour

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We love Christmas here at Coca-Cola and our ‘Holidays are Coming’ advert’, which aired last week, signals the start of the festive season for us and lots of other people across the country. It’s not just our Christmas advert that people are excited about though, it’s also the Coca-Cola Christmas truck tour which provides a moment of fun in the build-up to Christmas. The tour is now in its seventh year and each year we receive hundreds of requests

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Recycle Week 2017: ‘We need everybody’s help to make a difference’

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At Coca-Cola Great Britain we’re committed to reducing the environmental impact of our bottles and cans. So instead of them ending up as rubbish, they can be recycled and transformed into something new. To support Recycle Week 25 September–1 October 2017, Linda Crichton from recycling experts WRAP talks to us about her role at the organisation, what’s planned for the week ahead and how you can make a difference. My role at WRAP I joined WRAP back

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A summer of fun: How ParkLives is enriching lives

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Coca-Cola Great Britain’s ParkLives initiative encourages people across the UK to enjoy their local green spaces by providing thousands of fun, free activities in community parks. As our summer ParkLives programme comes to a close at the end of September, our Sustainability Manager Liz Lowe discusses how the programme has helped build powerful friendships, and how it’s not too late to get involved. Inspired by the London Olympics We launched ParkLives

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Return, recycle and reform: our views on improving packaging recovery

Head of Sustainability at Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP), Nick Brown, talks about the importance of reducing litter, recovering packaging for reuse and how a well-designed Deposit Return Scheme might work in the UK. The sustainability of soft drink packaging The Coca-Cola system have done a great deal over the years to improve the sustainability of drink packaging, including using less material and supporting recycling and anti-litter initiatives. The

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Our plan to recover and recycle every single can and bottle the Coca Cola system sell

It’s hard to imagine given the current debate, but there are many benefits of using plastic if you make packaged goods. It is light, safe, clean, low carbon and very effective at protecting the quality of products – essential if you make something for human consumption. But there is a downside to plastic too: if it is not disposed of properly after use, it creates litter and can damage the environment. All of Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP)

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How we actually work at the Coca-Cola system

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Tonight Coca-Cola was featured on Channel 4’s Dispatches programme in a way that I feel did not accurately or fairly reflect the business I lead in Great Britain today. I want to be clear about what actually happens at Coca-Cola, how we operate as a responsible business and engage with a wide range of people and organisations who want to know more about our business – including those we do not always agree with. We’ve been around for more than 130

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