London, 28 September 2022: Coca-Cola Great Britain in partnership with Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) GB, is extending the roll out of its attached caps to 500ml plastic bottles, as part of a
packaging development across its entire portfolio which will help improve recycling rates and prevent waste.
The new design enables the cap to stay connected to the bottle after opening, making it easier to recycle the entire package and ensure no cap gets left behind, even when on the go. The message on the bottle cap has also been changed to ‘I am attached to recycle together’.
From today, people will start to see the new attached caps design appear gradually on 500ml bottles of Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Diet Coke and Fanta Zero, before being rolled out across all Coca-Cola brands and pack sizes by the end of 2024.
CCEP started the changeover to attached caps on 1.5L bottles of Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Diet Coke and Fanta initially from its bottling plant in East Kilbride Scotland in May. The latest change to bottles will be rolled out from the business’ manufacturing site in Edmonton, North London.
All of Coca-Cola’s bottles, including the caps, have been 100% recyclable for many years but not all are being recycled due to bottle caps often being discarded and littered. The packaging development is just one of the actions Coca-Cola is taking towards its commitment to a World Without Waste, which will also see the company help collect and recycle a bottle or can for every one that it sells by 2025.