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27th July, 2018

Coca-Cola packaging more environmentally friendly

Soft drink maker Coca-Cola Magyarország announced that it will reduce the weight of its plastic bottles by 20% and use 40% recycled material in its bottles by 2020.

The company is spending Ft 500 million on new, environmentally friendly packaging.

In the first phase, the weight of NaturAqua mineral water bottles was reduced by 10%. In the second half of the year, the 0.5-litre bottles will be 13% lighter.

This will allow the company to reduce the amount of plastic in its packaging by 4%.

Technology changes in recent years allow the complete recycling of PET (or plastic) bottles, the company noted.

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