our local COMMITMENTS

We believe every package has value and life beyond its initial use and that it should be collected and recycled into a new package. Together with our suppliers and partners, we are working to design more sustainable packaging and take action to ensure that our packaging doesn’t end up as waste.

Our Mission Sustainability 2025 commitments set out how we plan to achieve these goals. By 2025, we will:

100%

Ensure that 100% of our consumer packaging is recyclable

35%

Source 35% of the total PET we use from recycled PET and/or PET from renewable material

75%

Help collect the equivalent of 75% of our primary packaging

Building on these important milestones, we are also committed to playing our part in helping to deliver The Coca‑Cola Company’s ambitious environmental programme, World Without Waste. World Without Waste is built under three strategic pillars, design, collect and partner;

  1. Design: To make our primary packaging 100% recyclable by 2025—and use at least 50% recycled material in our primary packaging by 2030;
  2. Collect: To collect and recycle a bottle or can for each one we sell by 2030;
  3. Partner: To work with organisations across the world to support a healthy, debris-free environment.

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We believe every package has value and life beyond its initial use and that it should be collected and recycled into a new package. Together with our suppliers and partners, we are working to design more sustainable packaging and take action to ensure that our packaging doesn’t end up as waste.

Across the island of Ireland, we have been accelerating our sustainable packaging strategy since 2018 and have taken a leadership role in creating a true circular economy for plastic. All bottles and cans sold by Coca-Cola HBC are 100% recyclable and we have begun a journey to integrate more recycled materials into our packaging. More than 45% of our plastic portfolio now consists of recycled PET (rPET); eliminating almost 3,500 tonnes of virgin PET from the supply chain annually.

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We have also reduced overall plastic use. Since 2018, the amount of plastic used in the manufacture of our plastic bottles has been reduced by 10% through light-weighting of packs and the introduction of a smaller closure. Our most popular Deep RiverRock 500ml bottle, in particular, is in the process of being further light-weighted and will achieve a 34% total reduction in plastic use since 2015.

 

While we still have some way to go on our journey, we have made good progress to date.

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Towards a World Without Waste

Click here to discover more about what we are doing to make our packaging more sustainable.