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Sprite exchanges green plastic bottles for white ones to reduce waste



Sprite has decided to forgo its green bottles for white plastic ones from August to reduce waste. The company’s current packaging has green polyethylene terephthalate (PET) which prevents a bottle from being recycled into a new one. The transition is bound to improve the quality of recycled material and increase the availability of food-grade rPET. A new logo and packaging design is set to be used with its green label. Coca-Cola has similar plans for its beverages including Fresca, Seagram’s, and Mello Yello in the upcoming months. It is also planned to switch Dasani bottles to 100% plastic ones in US and Canada this summer. It is likely to appease Dasani fans whose sustainability expectations are quite high.

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