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Coca Cola plans more plastic reprocessing infrastructure

Coca Cola plans to help develop the market for recycled content plastic bottles by investing further in reprocessing plants and infrastructure.

The drinks manufacturer has used PET bottle to bottle recycling since 1991 and reported that it had not experienced any market quality issues with using the material in 13 countries, over 16 years.

With the UK currently making only 4% of its beverage bottles with post consumer PET, the market is set to grow with increased infrastructure.

Coca Cola principle engineer Karel Wendl said the companys use of recycled content varied from country to country depending on local conditions, available supply and facilities.

Wendl told MRW that the most recycled content bottles could feasibly contain was likely to be about 50%, with this being affected by collection and processing facilities available. Coca Cola was therefore looking to develop reprocessing facilities.

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